By

Salvador Gomez-Orozco

Administrator, Mesa Valley Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care

 

It’s not unusual to hear parents or grandparents declare they plan to age in the same home they’ve lived in for the last 30, 40 or 50 years. We may, in fact, plan the same for ourselves, because we’re conditioned to correlate assisted living communities with a loss of independence or a place where one goes to live their remaining days.

I work for Mesa Valley Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care. We are opening our doors this fall in Mesquite and when we do, we’ll welcome a group of older adults who are far from ready to hang up their independence. They’re ready to use our services, support, and resources to preserve their independence and live happy, healthy, purposeful lives at a time when health or mobility issues make that challenging.

Assisted Living Offers Renewed Possibilities

Think about the time and energy it takes to cook, clean and do laundry, especially if one has limited mobility, health issues or a laundry room located on the second floor. And independence isn’t really much of a reality when one is depending on others for transportation to doctors’ appointments or the grocery store.

Assisted living communities like Mesa Valley Estates offers:

Maintenance-free living and assistance with life’s daily activities. Cooking, cleaning, laundry services, and, when needed, assistance with medication management, bathing, and dressing are provided.

Home-cooked meals and snacks prepared by our chef. And a friendly and professional wait team serves residents in the dining area. Since we’re part of the Mission Senior Living organization, the dining team participates in annual culinary training led by a top chef to learn new skills and recipes that are delicious and healthy for the mind and body.

 A community of friends. Loneliness among older adults is a predictor of poor health, according to an AARP study. Additional research has linked social isolation to a higher chance of having Alzheimer’s disease. Living in a community provides more opportunities for social interaction, nurturing friendships – people are happier when they’re aren’t living alone – not to mention access to physical and mental exercise.

Mesa Valley Estates is a neighborhood, where residents visit each other’s apartment homes and gather in the common area with friends and families. There’s lunch in the bistro and a morning snack in coffee nook. There’s a movie theater, barber shop and beauty salon, too.

 Wellness & Purpose. Life enrichment directors coordinate activities and programs that interest residents. There are lifelong learning classes, arts and music, billiards, gardening, an outdoor putting green, off-site trips to shop, or attend the theater or ballgame. For solitude, residents can relax in the outdoor garden or the indoor library with good book.

Health and Fitness: A wellness director works with residents, families and medical professionals to customize care plans that promote healthy living and provide quality care. Regular exercise, physical activity, social and intellectual engagement leads to better overall health, and that’s key preserving independence. Visiting physicians have access to a private office to see residents.

Take a look for yourself

Mesa Valley Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care is hosting a Sneak Peek event on Sunday, June 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour our nearly completed community, walk through model apartment homes, and ask team members questions about assisted living and memory care community in a no-pressure environment.

Mesa Valley Estates Assisted  Living and Memory Care is located at 1328 Bertha Howe Ave., Mesquite, Nev., 89034. The sales office is open daily, Monday through Friday and by appointment. Visit http://mesavalleyestates.net or call (702) 344-5050 for more information.

When is the right time to move to assisted living?

It might be time to consider an assisted living community if your loved one’s health and safety are at risk. Watch for indications of:

  • Poor hygiene
  • Frailty
  • Falls or medication errors
  • Unkempt living conditions
  • Worsening health conditions
  • Financial issues
  • Piled up mail
  • Tasks left undone or unfinished
  • Isolation
  • Symptoms of cognitive decline: repeating oneself, forgetfulness, confusion

Visit www.aging.com for more information.