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We officially rang in The Chateau's 40th anniversary this month with wonderful celebrations, full of many memories, laughs, community, and even some fireworks. We're so grateful to everyone who had a chance to join us in person. Check out some of the highlights from our celebration below! 

Our Anniversary Video

 

KC Video Productions put together this fantastic retrospective video, which was a huge hit with our guests at our anniversary ceremony. A big thank you to our staff members who participated in sharing memories for this special video. How many people do you know featured in this video? 

Highlights From Our Anniversary Ceremony 

CEO Keith Boeller shared highlights from The Chateau's great history, with help from Barbara Calvin, former Administrator of The Chateau and current resident. Barbara has been involved with The Chateau since the very beginning. She started out doing secretarial work for the original The Cape Retirement Community Inc. organization and even drew our original logo. Then she moved up to Assistant Administrator, and then Administrator, where she oversaw us receiving our first national accreditation as a CCRC. We're so glad Barbara joined us for this special evening. 

Chairman of our Board of Directors, Paul Cairns, and Mayor Emertis and resident Harry Rediger presented Rev. Ellen Gurnon of the First Presbyterian Church with a plaque. The First Presbyterian Church had the original idea for building a retirement community in Cape Girardeau. They kicked off the initial feasibility study, and as they say, the rest was history from there. The Chateau has never forgotten the contributions the church has made to our success. 

We were so excited that Carl Wilkins, our very first Administrator,  attended our celebration and shared a few words with the crowd. Many of our longtime residents and staff remember Carl well and enjoyed having him back under our roof! 

A wonderful display of old photos, newspaper articles, and internal flyers sent us all down memory lane. We found tons of fun facts when digging through our archives—did you know that residents' favorite activities at The Chateau during the early days were billiards and our woodworking shop?  

Mabel Weaver was our very first resident at The Chateau, a feat for which she was received this plaque.  We owe a huge thank you to Mabel and her family for starting us off on such a great foot! 

Our staff truly outdid themselves with the pre-ceremony meal, and the cocktails served by The Southerner were a huge hit. It was a wonderful turnout for our celebration—thank you to everyone who had the opportunity to join us! 

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We are celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Chateau Girardeau this summer, and what better way to celebrate a milestone like this than to take a moment to remember how it all started. When you look out across our beautiful 40-acre property, it’s hard to imagine that it used to be just an empty lot. Our story starts with a simple idea—that the people of the Cape Girardeau region deserve a retirement community that provides a worry-free, respectful, and active environment so they can fully enjoy all that their best years have to offer.

An Idea Takes Shape

In the early 1970s, members of the First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau noticed that many families were leaving the region when they reached retirement age due to a lack of high-quality local options. The church decided to conduct a feasibility study to see if opening a retirement community was possible. Reverend Joseph Ledford, the president of the Westminster Gerontology Foundation and a Presbyterian minister in Kansas City, served as a consultant during the process. Rev. Ledford helped open several similar retirement communities throughout Missouri, each with a focus on better serving retired individuals. 

The First Presbyterian group mailed out questionnaires to people  aged 62 or older in nearby counties to gauge interest in Cape opening a retirement community of its own. The results showed that there was not only great interest but also a great need for better retirement options. Since it seemed like the region was primed and ready, the First Presbyterian Church passed the baton to a new organization to help carry the idea of Chateau Girardeau over the finish line. The Cape Retirement Community Inc. was formed as a non-profit, non-denominational organization with the goal of providing a high-quality retirement community for the Southeast Missouri region.

During the 1970s, most people thought of retirement communities only as nursing homes, and many felt like nursing homes provided little in the way of amenities, enjoyment, or freedoms. The Cape organization wanted to provide a better alternative for the area, one with a philosophy built on getting the most enjoyment possible out of the retirement that residents earned with a lifetime of hard work.

Breaking Ground and Moving In

In October 1975, the organization purchased the ground at the intersection of Mount Auburn and Independence in Cape Girardeau, where Chateau Girardeau would soon come to stand. By November of that year, a model apartment was already available for potential residents to tour, and an official marketing campaign began.

In October 1977, construction on The Chateau Girardeau officially commenced after a festive ground-breaking ceremony. Phase one of construction included independent living apartments as well as a health center, which would provide medical access and peace of mind for residents. During construction, many retirees began to sign up to live in the brand new facility once it was ready. And just under two years later, on July 2, 1979, the first residents excitedly moved into their beautiful new apartments.

Long-Term Planning

With a full-house and waiting lists forming by the early 80s, administrators of The Chateau realized it was time to start thinking about expansion. In 1983, official long-range planning began, which included additions to the health center and independent living apartments, plus two new initiatives—an assisted living wing, which would provide extra care for those who needed it without sacrificing overall independence, and a cottage program for independent living residents who wanted a little more space than an apartment.

In May 1988, the new Assisted Living Center (now known as The Chateau Terraces) officially opened, and the very first cottage home (called The Estates) opened in September of 1993. Both new initiatives were successful, and more residents moved in—by 1992, The Chateau was home to over 175 residents from 64 different locations across the country.

CCRC Accreditation

Administrator of The Chateau, Barbara Calvin, oversaw The Chateau’s process of receiving national accreditation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community. In December 1991, The Chateau applied for accreditation from the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. The Chateau administration, staff, and residents teamed up to do whatever they could to make sure The Chateau qualified for the honor, and in October 1992, the accreditation was official. The Chateau became one of only 121 retirement communities to receive the honor nationwide, and one of only two at that time in Missouri. (Today The Chateau is the only CARF-accredited CCRC in the state.)

The Chateau’s commitment of always striving for the best for our residents was clear during the accreditation process—Barbara Calvin told the Southeast Missourian that the efforts were all for “the continuing dedication to make Chateau Girardeau the best community possible for its residents.”

Celebrating 40 Years with the Cape Girardeau Community

Today, the original dreams of The Chateau’s long-term planning efforts have come to fruition. New construction in recent years include our state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Center, which serves our residents as well as seniors in the region on an outpatient basis. Many other upgrades and expansions are visible as you walk our grounds, from our beautiful courtyard fountain to our recently renovated dining rooms to our brand new televisions throughout the property, providing schedules of meals, activities, and more.

As we celebrate 40 years of service to the Cape Girardeau region, we look back at our past with fondness, but we also look to the future and the amazing things still to come for The Chateau in the next 40 years!

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The Chateau is celebrating 40 wonderful years of serving the Cape Girardeau community. Our longevity wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing and dedicated staff, many of whom can count their service to The Chateau in decades! One of our longest-serving staff members is our head groundskeeper, Raymond.

Raymond has kept The Chateau looking beautiful since he first joined our team on November 19, 1985. Originally, Raymond began in maintenance, where he helped take care of residents’ apartments as well as the main building. Back in the mid-80s, The Chateau was a much smaller place. It was just one building when Raymond started—the Gardens opened in 1988 and the first Estates home opened in 1993. Raymond recalls mowing the grounds where the Estates homes would eventually be built, “It used to take me a whole week to mow it.”

Pretty quickly after meeting him, you'll realize that Raymond has a fantastic memory—he can tell you the month and year of special events or when new features came to be across The Chateau’s 40 acres. As we passed the Wildflower Trail, he shared that a resident, Marge Bauerle, donated the funds to build the popular pathway, as well as plant gorgeous Missouri flowers around it. Raymond and the grounds crew keep the Wildflower trail looking great so that residents can spend peaceful time in nature whenever they wish.

One especially memorable event happened in September of 2017, when the whole property received the “Yard of the Month” honor from the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. Raymond remembers going downtown to City Hall to receive the honor with the rest of the grounds crew, which just happened to be on his 62nd birthday!

Throughout the years, it’s the residents who really keep Raymond motivated and loving his work. He likes keeping the grounds looking sharp so residents can feel at home, plus enjoy comfort and nice views while spending time outside. He said he's always liked stopping by Monday morning coffee and hearing some amazing stories from people who have lived all over the world. “You get to meet a lot of really interesting people,” he said, from university professors to doctors to world travelers. "I have heard a lot of stories." 

When we stopped by the courtyard next to the main lobby, Raymond shared some fond memories of Mary Snow, who donated the funds to build the courtyard and its beautiful stone fountain, which Raymond helped bring to life. Before she settled in Cape Girardeau, Mary’s husband worked as a lawyer for the St. Louis Browns, back when the city was home to two Major League Baseball teams. After the Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles, the couple adopted the Cardinals as their favorite team—and Mary was one of their ultimate super fans. The Cardinals always remembered the Snow family's contributions to St. Louis baseball, so they’d often provide Mary with tickets, and Mary frequently shared those tickets with her Chateau family. “She was a really special lady,” Raymond said with a smile.

Another resident, Florence Rossiter, commissioned the sculpture of the Great Horned Owl that greets visitors and residents alike in The Chateau’s main parking lot. If you haven’t seen the sculpture, take a look next time you’re in the lot!

We’re so grateful to Raymond and all of our staff for always going above and beyond for our residents. Next time you see Raymond making his rounds around The Chateau, be sure to say hi, and if you enjoy all of the beautiful green views around the property, give him a thank you! 

Stay tuned for more fun memories of the last 40 years and celebrations of all the great things yet to come at The Chateau!

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April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month, and we’ve been honored and excited to celebrate our fantastic Occupational Therapy staff this month. Most of us are familiar with Physical Therapy, but many aren’t familiar with all of the impactful, life-changing work done in Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapy at The Chateau is all about empowering seniors in their daily interactions with the world around them.

How is Occupational Therapy Different?

Above all, Occupational Therapists are working to help seniors maintain their independence. OTs implement adaptive strategies that help their clients feel empowered when interacting with their world, meeting them wherever they are with their skill set. OT focuses on making the most of the abilities you do have, not on what you don’t.

While the name might sound like the therapy related to “job skills,” it’s actually referring to the everyday activities that “occupy” our time. Occupational Therapists help their clients with life skills like buttoning a shirt, cooking dinner, using a knife and fork, or getting in and out of the shower.

Occupational Therapy is often recommended to help regain skills that were lost due to injury or illness, like working on improving fine motor skills after a stroke. It is also helpful in finding new ways to carry out everyday a tasks as we age, including how to best stay active while also avoiding falls. For clients experiencing memory loss, Occupational Therapy can be a huge asset. OTs will help clients leverage the skills they have to work around obstacles brought on my memory loss, like rearranging a space at home or reworking a routine. 

Occupational Therapy at The Chateau

Our Rehabilitation Center offers services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, so you can do your rehab at The Chateau even if you aren’t already a resident. We are also 2019 winners of Pinnacle’s Quality Insights Awards for Rehab, including Overall Customer Satisfaction and Overall Customer Experience.

Our Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants are fully licensed and experienced. We believe in a client-centered approach to care, so you’ll see the same therapist from appointment to appointment. They’ll get to know you and your story to put together the right treatment plan and goals for you. And your family is always welcome to participate in the process—in fact we love it!


The Next Step

If you’re interested in learning more about what goes into Occupational Therapy at The Chateau, you can read more about what sets our rehab apart here. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have—just give us a call at 573-335-1281.

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The Chateau is proud to announce that we’ve received the Pinnacle Quality Insight's Customer Experience Award for our Rehabilitation Center in 2019. We were honored in 11 categories, including Overall Satisfaction and Overall Customer Experience, based on feedback from our rehab patients throughout 2018.

Award-winning care

Other honors were awarded in these categories:

  • Atmosphere/Therapy Area
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Equipment Quality
  • Involvement/Goals
  • Pace of Progress
  • Recommend to Others
  • Response to Concerns
  • Results Achieved
  • Understood Procedures

As a premiere national surveyor, Pinnacle carries out monthly telephone surveys to check in with patients and their families about their experiences during rehab. The Chateau’s survey results ranked in the top 15% of the nation across twelve months, earning us the Pinnacle Customer Experience Award.

Our Mission

Over our 40 years of serving the greater Cape Girardeau community, we’ve placed our focus on meeting the individual needs of every resident. We welcome the opportunity the Pinnacle survey provides us to hear real-time feedback on our care. That feedback allows us to better understand our residents’ needs and make any improvements where necessary. As our President and CEO Keith Boeller says, "The satisfaction of the residents that have experienced our care is confirmation that the work we are doing supports our mission to provide the quality care to help seniors continue to lead a healthy and productive life.”

We’re so grateful to our residents for allowing us to serve them throughout their rehab journey, and for giving us the feedback we need to always keep improving. And we’re also thankful for our fantastic, dedicated rehab staff, who give their all for our residents and make everything happen. We’re looking forward to an even better 2019.

Experience Rehab at The chateau for yourself

To learn more, you can read about the basics of our rehabilitation services and exactly what rehab at The Chateau looks like!

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Do you ever feel like you’re spending more time keeping up with the maintenance of life than fully enjoying your retirement? Independent Living at The Chateau grants you the freedom to spend your best years doing the things you love instead of all the "have-to"s. When you choose The Chateau Suites, you'll live in a beautiful home without all the hassles of upkeep!

Make Your Space Your Own

The Chateau Suites come in one- and two-bedroom units with four floor plans to choose from. Our floor plans range from a studio to an extended two-bedroom unit boasting over 1300 square feet. Pick whatever space fits your needs best. Some additional storage space for things like Christmas decorations is also available in our building. 

Across The Suites, our units are ready for you to customize to your taste. We want you to feel right at home, so all paint colors, fixtures, and decor can be adjusted to make your space feel fully your own. We welcome your furniture and your wall art, too!

All units have a fully equipped kitchen that can be personalized from layout and appliances to cabinets and counter tops. You can also pick out your favorite style of flooring throughout your unit—hardwood, carpeting, tile, vinyl, and more.

One of the most popular features at The Suites is the outdoor balcony space, perfect for small gardens, enjoying morning cups of coffee, and providing beautiful natural light throughout your home.

Worry-Free Lifestyle

What’s even better than having a beautiful space to live in? Never having to clean it! The Suites provide worry-free living that includes housekeeping services, maintenance, and an emergency-call system. With 24-hour on-site security, you can feel comfortable and confident that your home and vehicle are safe and sound, even while traveling.

Though your residence at The Suites will have a fully equipped kitchen, you only have to cook when you feel like it. Our delicious dining options are always available for three meals a day if you’d rather let us take care of the cooking and the dishes!

Be Where the Action Is

When you live in The Suites, you'll have easy access to many of the social activities and amenities at the The Chateau. The Suites are in the same building as the Independent Living dining room, where you can enjoy restaurant-style eats. You’ll also be right near our main lobby, where we host social hour every Friday, and you’ll have easy access to our Chateau “Main Street,” where you can attend exercise classes, check out books from our library, get your hair done in our beauty salon, do your banking, and more. Plus, common areas on each floor of The Suites are a great place to socialize with friends new and old.

Check It All Out For Yourself

If you’re interested in taking that next step towards living your best life in retirement, we’ll take you on a personal tour of the Suites. Give us a call at 573-335-1281 to come check it out for yourself!

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When you think about your dream retirement, does “eat delicious meals I don’t have to cook” ever come to your mind? If you ask our residents, many will say that the fantastic food is their absolute favorite part about life at The Chateau. We recently chatted with Director of Dining Services, Laura Vollink, about what makes dining at The Chateau so special and about some fun upcoming events.

Delicious Choices for Every Palate

The high-quality menu at The Chateau is put together by our Executive Chef, Walter Lents, who has been with us for the last six years. After so many years, Walter has a really great idea of what our residents like, so he curates the menu based off those tastes and a few dashes of his own creativity. Along with Laura’s insights as a Registered Dietitian, the two put together a menu that’s not only delicious but healthy and balanced.

With a standard menu as well as a rotating menu that switches up every four weeks, there’s something for everyone’s preferences available. From home-style comfort foods to ribs and grilled chicken to crisp salads and warm soups, you’ll have an option for every mood and there is always something new to give a try.

Fantastic, Friendly Service

Serving three delicious meals a day to all of our residents across four dining rooms is a big task, but our wonderful staff make it look easy. Laura says the dining services staff is dedicated to outstanding service and making every resident feel comfortable and at home. Our staff takes the time to get to really know our residents and their story. And of course, they can name many a favorite drink and entree order! Just this month our very own “dynamic duo” of dining services, Aubrey and Jan, won employee of the month for February.

For Laura and her staff, providing such great meals to our residents is a gratifying experience. Laura says, “It’s very rewarding to know that you’re taking care of people” and that their work leads to happy and satisfied residents. 

Special Theme Events

If serving wonderful food wasn’t enough, dining services also hosts several popular events throughout the year. In addition to special holiday-themed events, Sunday Brunches have been met with raving reviews—crispy fried chicken anyone? But perhaps the most popular event thus far has been farm-to-table meals. During the spring and summer, Chef Walter picks up locally grown, seasonal ingredients from the farmers market for the menu, which is complete with recommended wine pairings. Be sure to keep an ear out for the next farm-to-table dinner and check it out for yourself! 

Earlier this month, Dining Services hosted another edition of Chateau Chef Wars. Similar to the popular show Iron Chef, two chefs went head-to-head to prepare a dish using secret ingredients unknown prior to the competition. This time the secret ingredients were mint, pistachio, and dark chocolate. Up against a timer, they prepared a dish in front of an audience of residents, who then sampled each dish and voted on the winner. Chef Walter and our Hospitality Manager Katherine reigned supreme over Sous Chef Mike and Laura, but Laura and Mike are ready to retake their title next time! 

Enjoy a Meal Together

As Laura says, the act of eating a meal is a special one, where you can gather with the important people in your life, get the fuel your body needs, and enjoy each other's company in the process. So grab a friend, bring a family member (or a few!), and relish in some quality time over a meal together.

And stay tuned for more fun events—you can keep up with us on Facebook by giving our page a like!

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Once the holiday dust has settled, the beginning of a new year ushers in many hopes and renewed energy towards bettering ourselves. If you’re nearing retirement age or if feel like you just haven’t gotten the most out of retirement so far, choosing The Chateau can help you live your best life yet.

Free Yourself From Maintenance

When you live at The Chateau, you’ll get to embrace a maintenance-free lifestyle, and we can promise that it’s going to feel great. All of our residences are maintenance free, so gone are the days of worrying about mopping, vacuuming, mowing the grass, or tending to repairs around the house. Your vehicle is welcome at The Chateau, but if you’d like to cross car maintenance off your list as well, we have a shuttle that can take you to the store and your appointments. Let us take care of all the “boring” stuff so your time can be spent doing the things you love.

Many of our residences include a kitchen area, but if you don’t feel like cooking, no problem. Our residents rave about our restaurant-style dining and the impeccable dishes put together by our in-house Chef Walter Lents. Our Director of Dining Services, Laura Vollink, is a Registered Dietician, and she ensures that our residents are eating not only delicious meals but also getting all the nutrition they need. Come down to the dining room to eat among friends or order take out to enjoy during a relaxing evening at home.

Get Active, Stay Active

Without work and household maintenance taking up your time, you’ll be free to explore what you really want to do. From a variety of clubs sure to pique at least one of your interests to a full calendar of activities and events every day, there’s always something new to jump into. Is there a passion project you've been putting off for years? Now is the time to put yourself first and do what makes you happy!

More free time also leads to more opportunities to socialize. You’ll have plenty of new neighbors at The Chateau to get to know, and maybe even some old friends to reconnect with. Plus, your family and friends are always welcome to visit anytime. If you have out of town guests, they can even stay in your residence or we have options to rent a room for a night. 

If your New Year’s Resolution involves keeping more physically active, we have workout classes and equipment available for all our residents. If an injury or illness has you sidelined, our highly rated Rehabilitation team is here to help. Our fantastic staff will get you on the mend and back to your active lifestyle. (Learn more about our Rehab services here.)

Enjoy Peace of Mind

The Chateau is a CARF-accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), which means no matter the level of care you may need down the road, you’ll be taken care of. There are no worries of transfers or needing to make stressful decisions—you’ll always be at home at The Chateau. We are the only accredited CCRCs in Missouri, so you and your family can rest easy knowing you’re in great hands. (You can read more about the many benefits of a CCRC here.)

Live Your Best Life at The Chateau

Over and over again, we hear our residents say, “We should have done this years ago!” So what’s holding you back? It’s time to put yourself first in 2019 and choose The Chateau. Give us a call at 573-335-1281 and we’ll take you through your first steps to the path of retirement freedom.

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What is Dementia?

Many of us either have a loved one who has suffered from dementia or we know someone who does. The diagnosis of dementia is an incredibly difficult one to receive for all members of the family. While there is still a lot about dementia that the medical community hasn’t been able to fully explain, research is being done every day to better understand the causes of dementia and find ways to treat it.

What is dementia?

While the term is used often, dementia isn’t a specific disease itself. It’s an umbrella term used to describe a host of cognitive impairment symptoms. Dementia occurs when there is damage to the cells in the brain, impairing the communication from cell to cell. It usually is the result of brain disease, stroke, or injury, although it can be caused by other factors like brain tumors or drug misuse. The impact of this damage leads to memory loss, difficulty carrying out day to day tasks, personality disruptions, and other symptoms.

Types of dementia

There are several forms of dementia, but a few of the most common are described below.

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease of the brain, and perhaps the most well known form of dementia. It’s important to note that while Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, not all dementia sufferers have Alzheimer’s. With that said, Alzheimer’s does make up 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases, making it the most common form by far. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, and treatments to slow or halt the progression of the disease are yet to be successful.

Vascular Dementia is the second most common form of dementia, making up around 10 percent of cases. Vascular dementia occurs when there is a lack of blood flow in the brain, like after a stroke, and brain cells are damaged or killed.

Parkinson’s Disease can also include dementia—upwards of 50 to 80 percent of Parkinson's patients are estimated to be affected. Parkinson’s-related dementia differs from Alzheimer’s in that it usually takes years to develop symptoms after first being diagnosed. Parkinson's disease starts in the area of the brain that affects motor movement, but can and often does move to parts of the brain that cause memory loss.

Lewy Body Dementia occurs when there are deposits in the brain called Lewy bodies. These deposits are also thought to be the cause of memory loss in Parkinson’s patients The two diseases are now thought to be linked, but more research is being performed to confirm this idea.

To learn more about all the types of dementia, read more from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Early symptoms

Catching and diagnosing dementia early can help keep your loved ones out of potentially dangerous situations, so it’s important to keep an eye on their health. Also, the progression of some forms of dementia can also be slowed with early intervention.

If you notice personality changes in your loved ones, if they start having difficulty keeping up with their schedule, or begin to have trouble caring for themselves in the ways they have before, it’s never a bad idea to talk with a doctor. Sometimes symptoms of other medical issues, like medication side effects or vitamin deficiency, can masquerade as dementia as well.

However, not all memory loss is a symptom of a larger problem—some memory loss occurs with normal aging. For example, forgetting an appointment but then remembering about it later in the day is a normal lapse in memory. But if a loved one can’t remember any events and must rely on a family member or other methods to constantly remind them, it might be a sign of a larger problem.

For more details about early symptoms, read the full list from The Alzheimer’s Association.

Care at The Chateau

The Chateau offers excellent, compassionate, and personalized care for our residents with dementia. Our staff is skilled and experienced in caring for our residents with memory problems, and we have round-the-clock care, so you can rest easy knowing your loved one is in good hands.

For more information about care at The Chateau, contact our Admissions Coordinator at (573) 651-8144.

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Making the decision to move into Assisted Living isn’t always an easy one. Many people are concerned about losing their individuality and freedoms in exchange for more care or assistance. But that is not the case at The Chateau Terraces, our Assisted Living residences. Living at The Terraces is a flexible but safe option that allows you to live the life you want, but with help where you need it.

When is Assisted Living the Right Choice?

As a general rule of thumb, Assisted Living is meant for those who need some help carrying out daily living tasks, such as cooking, bathing, or taking medications, but don’t need round-the-clock care. Here are a few signs that Assisted Living could be helpful for you or a loved one:

  • At risk for a fall or recovering from a recent fall, or concerns over decreased mobility
  • Having trouble remembering to take the correct medications at the correct time
  • Difficulty with getting dressed in the morning—trouble with reaching, buttoning or unbuttoning, putting on shoes and socks, etc.
  • Diagnosed with a chronic medical condition that needs careful monitoring, like diabetes or COPD
  • Unable to regularly schedule or drive to doctor’s appointments on own
  • Trouble getting into and out of the bathtub or shower or difficulty maintaining proper hygiene
  • Difficulty planning and cooking healthy meals
  • Memory loss
  • Concerns over recovering from a recent hospitalization alone at home

Sometimes it can be hard to notice these changes in yourself since they can occur gradually over time, so it’s important to talk regularly with your doctor and your family about the status of your health.

Our Care

Our treatment philosophy at The Chateau is patient-centric and unique to you. Our highly trained staff will tailor a plan to suit your needs, providing assistance where you need it but still allowing for your individuality and independence.

Assisted Living residences are equipped with emergency call buttons in the bathroom, and emergency assistance is available at all times, so you can rest easy knowing help is close by if you should need it. Our property is also in close proximity to two local hospitals. 

The Terraces

Residents at The Chateau Terraces can choose between a studio or one-bedroom apartment. One-bedroom units come equipped with a kitchen facility, and both floor plans offer private bathrooms with walk-in showers, generously sized closets, and roomy living space. We encourage you to decorate your apartment in your own style—make it feel like home! Enjoy maintenance-free living and housekeeping services, as well as restaurant-style dining options or take-out if you’d rather enjoy your meals in the comfort of your apartment. And family members and friends are always welcome to come visit! 

Terraces residents can bring along a personal vehicle, but convenient in-house transportation services are also available for trips to the doctor, store, activities, or other appointments.

Live Your Own Life

Our Assisted Living residents enjoy access to all the amenities of The Chateau, from our exercise classes to our library to our beauty parlor. Residents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all of our daily activities, clubs, and events. Meet new friends, socialize, and enjoy your life with peace of mind!

If you’re interested in learning more about our Assisted Living at The Chateau, give us a call at (573) 335-1281 and we’ll be happy to talk through your options!

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