At Melody Living in Colorado Springs, the safety and wellness of our senior living residents is our top priority. Family members can rest easy knowing that their loved one is well taken care of through the support of a proactive care approach from compassionate team members alongside state-of-the-art technology features offered in our senior retirement community.
On-site medical care is key First, Melody Living senior living in Colorado Springs offers 24/7 on-site licensed nursing care – year-round. We believe that both residents and their families should rest easy knowing that they can be as independent as desired with the comfort of having expert medical care available, if needed. Every second matters in the event of an emergency and having the proper care on the ready is critical.
Fortunately, most incidents we’ve experienced can be cared for on-site without the need for hospital transport, which has been so important during this past year. This on-site support means we’re better able to provide comfort to a resident in their own home and reduce the need for them to enter a hospital which also reduces a risk of COVID-19 exposure.
The New Year is the perfect time for seniors to restart a fitness routine! Staying active at any age is crucial to one’s overall health. In your golden years, this becomes a bit more challenging because of risk of injury. Therefore, it really should be done with the supervision and support of expert caregivers as we age. Melody Living Assisted Living and Memory Care’s team has compiled a few ways to encourage physical wellness at any age and in any environment with or without equipment. These activities are designed to be enjoyed on a monthly basis, however, it is best for each individual to follow their physician’s recommendations and advice.
Try a Small Group Exercise Class Scheduled classes are held throughout the day, typically on consistent schedules, and are an excellent way for residents to stick with a normal routine that creates balance, helps reduce stress, and improves physical wellness. At Melody Living’s senior retirement community, fitness trainers incorporate weights, cardio, and stretching exercises during each session that are appropriate for all abilities.
Some seniors prefer our chair fitness classes – which are also a great way to build and improve mobility in a safe and comfortable way. These classes are designed to build core, arm and leg strength while sitting in a comfortable chair. An excellent way to make these workouts fun and motivating is to add music to your fitness sessions.
Live life in luxury and at ease in a brand-new community that promotes wellness in Eight Dimensions – physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, financial, occupational, and environmental.
Melody Living Independent Living in Colorado Springs is now welcoming residents on-site for tours of our brand-new community.
The community is designed for active seniors to enjoy living life to the fullest, at their own pace while we take care of the little things like laundry, maintenance, landscaping, cleaning, and security services. Here’s a look at what to expect at Melody Living Independent Living.
Celebrating New Year’s Day with seniors living with dementia can be fun and stress-free! Here are a few tips from our Memory Care Team to make the celebration memorable for everyone. First, you can ring in the New Year anytime that works for your loved one. It is best to pick the time of day your loved one has the most energy or when they feel the most alert and comfortable. Maybe lunchtime is best. Plan to do a countdown and celebration at noon, also known as a “Noon Year’s Eve Party!” Melody Living senior living has several meeting and dining spaces available to host residents’ family members on the last day of 2021!
Don’t forget to grab some festive hats. Partygoers will feel spirited wearing 2022 headwear. There are plenty of choices out there. Maybe grab some headbands for the ladies and top hats for the gentlemen. Try to avoid accessories that can be uncomfortable like necklaces, glasses, or festive noise makers as these can become distressing to your loved one.
There is nothing better than Christmas morning, the first night of Hanukkah, or a Kwanzaa ceremony as a child in your family home. It is easy to bring those memories back to life for seniors by tapping into their senses. The simplest way to do so is with old photos. Dig up old photos of holiday memories. If they are worn out or fading, the holidays are the perfect time to have them retouched. The new version of old photos will make it easier for seniors to see the details, in turn, bringing back fond memories that you can enjoy talking about together. Another great way to tap into cognitive recall, is to focus on aromas. Consider bringing the smells of Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa to life for your loved one. Did they have a real tree each year growing up? Did their family bake a certain type of sweet for the holidays? Bring back those cherished memories with a pine scented candle gift or bake their favorite old fashioned holiday treat.