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Mountain Vista’s New Look– But Same Great Care How Mountain Vista Is Battling Against Hearing Loss Online Reviews: Your Chance to Rate and Review Mountain Vista!

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Mountain Vista: New Look, Same Great Care

Established 54 years ago, Mountain Vista was among the first healthcare and senior living communities in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. But thanks to extensive renovations throughout our entire campus, you’d never guess our age. Our assisted living, for example, has a whole new look. From new floors to new countertops, cabinets, sinks and refrigerator, the newly renovated assisted living apartments offer high-end appeal without the high price tag. It’s all part of Mountain Vista’s commitment to provide affordable living with superior amenities—all backed by unparalleled care & compassion for our residents.

A Full Continuum of Care

Exceptional, Yet Affordable Living

Our remodeled apartments include new cabinetry, flooring and appliances.

For families, transitioning loved-ones into an assisted living community can be overwhelming and emotional. However, at Mountain Vista we simplify the care process by offering a full continuum-of-care retirement community (also known as, “CCRC”) which enables residents—no matter what their current healthcare needs are—to live-out their retirement without the worry of uprooting their life to find the next level of care should it become necessary.

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According to AARP®, CCRCs are often “the most expensive of all long-term-care options,” requiring “a hefty entrance fee as well as monthly charges.” Mountain Vista Assisted Living and Memory Care has worked hard to provide a care continuum that bucks that trend. At Mountain Vista our rates are all-inclusive and therefore costs do not fluctuate month-tomonth, unless residents needs change dramatically.

Mountain Vista residents can take advantage of amenities such as scheduled transportation, three nutritious meals a day, housekeeping, laundry service, regular resident engagement and entertainment. All utilities; water, trash, electricity, standard Comcast® TV channels, phone line and WI-FI—are included at no additional cost. Seeing is believing, so call today to schedule a tour and experience for yourself what makes Mountain Vista so special!

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“Senior Heroes” Event Held At Mountain View The Jefferson County Commission on Aging, whose primary focus is creating friendly residences for local seniors, held its annual meeting in January. As a long-time commission partner, Mountain Vista Senior Living Community was proud to attend and represent the voices and views of our residents and staff. In addition, advocates for the elderly came from Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Edgewater and nearby mountain towns to share their perspectives on how to best accommodate and support seniors throughout our communities. Colorado AARP directors were also on hand to bolster the Commission’s resources and offer advice to attendees on how to ensure we continue to receive the designation as an “Age Friendly” community. Every year the Jefferson County Commission on Aging holds its “Senior Heroes” event to honor local seniors who regularly volunteer their time to help others in Jefferson County. Equally as exciting is the news that once again this year the Senior Heroes

event will be held right here at Mountain Vista May 9th, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Award winners will be featured in publications and news broadcasts throughout the Denver area, so be sure to help recognize those deserving elders in your life. Nominations will be accepted through March 30th. To nominate YOUR choice for senior volunteer of the year, or for more information on the event, please visit www.jeffcocouncilonaging.org today.

Be sure to join us May 9th as we recognize select nominees and award the Volunteer of the Year.

Mountain Vista Rehab Excels In Patient Results 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Mountain Vista Rehab’s Amenities Include:

14 private rehab suites with private showers 5-Star chef-prepared gourmet meals & happy hour daily Exclusive dining room with optional in-room meals Three fireplace lounges for private socialization Internal Beautician/Barber

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Hear Here! How Mountain Vista and other ABHM communities are leading the way to better hearing.

Hearing loss is a natural part of aging. But that doesn’t make it any less frustrating. Missing the details of conversations, entertainment and other activities means missing out on life. If left unaddressed, hearing loss can have other unforeseen consequences, including mental decline, social isolation and depression. That’s why Mountain Vista and parent-company ABHM have partnered with Eversound, to help residents hear better, stay engaged and live life to the fullest.

Hearing tech designed for seniors Eversound designs and develops proprietary audio technologies to help seniors hear more clearly during movies, presentations and other group activities. Their patented wireless headphone system is specifically tuned to the needs of seniors and provides an enhanced listening experience compared to conventional hearing aids. “While hearing aids amplify all sound, Eversound focuses in on the source of what someone is listening to and amplifies that specifically,” says Leah Atz, Wellness Director at ABHM’s Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea, MN.

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ABHM wellness directors like Leah create and plan entertaining programs for residents of each community. Unfortunately residents may not participate simply because they struggle to hear clearly due to natural age-related hearing loss. Eversound, which is designed specifically for older adults, improves hearing clarity by providing direct audio to users’ ears. ABHM’s communities using Eversound report significant improvements in resident participation, engagement, well-being and quality of life.

Breaking age-old sound barriers Thorne Crest was the first of ABHM’s communities to use the Eversound technology, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive. “You really see Eversound’s impact when residents have headsets on and they just light up,” Leah says. “It’s like night and day.” Due to its focus on age-related hearing issues, Jake Reisch, CEO and co-founder of Eversound, sees Eversound technology as a viable alternative to hearing aids, especially in community event settings. “Helpful as they are, hearing aids are often overly expensive, easy to lose and challenging to operate for users

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Berniece “Tom” Thompson from ABHM community Thorne Crest in Albert Lea, MN, uses the Eversound system while talking with Wellness Director Leah Atz. who lack manual dexterity,” he says. “We believe that beautiful, easy-to-use audio products can be the answer, and our team is excited to be delivering high fidelity sound to a larger audience for less than the cost of one premium hearing aid.” Resident Berniece Thompson agrees: “I can hear better with the Eversound system and have enjoyed using the system to listen to guest speakers here at Thorne Crest.”

A partnership to improve lives After experiencing success at Thorne Crest, Eversound will soon go nationwide, thanks in large part to its partnership with ABHM. “We are pleased to be partnering with American Baptist Homes of the Midwest and offering their residents this new experience,” says Matt Reiners, VP of Customer Impact and co-founder

of Eversound. “Giving the gift of hearing is incredible and has a dramatic impact on both residents and staff.” Eversound and ABHM will continue the Eversound roll out to all seven ABHM communities in 2019, enabling every resident who needs it to enjoy this transformative technology. “The mission of ABHM is to create healthy Christian communities that empower people, and Eversound is an important tool for accomplishing that mission” said Jeff Hongslo, CEO/president, of ABHM. “Eversound enables our hearing impaired residents to hear with a level of clarity they haven’t experienced in years. It has increased resident participation in our life enrichment programs and their quality of life. The response by ABHM residents and staff to Eversound has been extremely positive.”

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Rate & Review Us! Online! Now YOU Can

Senior living communities are finding out how important online reviews can be. Now Mountain Vista residents and families can have their say, too

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hy are online reviews important? Think of the last time you wanted to try a new restaurant or head out with family to the movies. In the past, you might have checked the paper or talked to a neighbor for recommendations on where to go or what to see. Today, chances are the first place you go for information is online.

survey called, “Online Review Use in Assisted Living Facility Selection.” Tabulating over 2,700 responses from a random selection of U.S. respondents, the survey results revealed that: • 82% of people looking for assisted living facilities read online reviews as part of their research process.

• 73% said that positive reviews would make The fact is we rely on online reviews to make edthem feel more comfortable and trusting toucated purchase decisions all the time—which ward a community. product to buy, hotel to book or plumber to hire. But what about using online reviews to • 42% would seek out online reviews of assisted choose where to live during your retirement, seliving facilities as the first method of their relect a rehab location or long-term care commusearch and planning process. nity? When it comes to some of life’s most Those are powerful staimportant decisions are tistics. They reveal just online reviews just as “There is an established culture of respect how important the role useful? between the residents, residents and employees online reviews play in and between employees. The physical facilities A software research decision making today— and amenities are also excellent. The result is a firm, Software Advice, even in decisions as sigvery good and pleasant place to be.” set out to explore this nificant as the transition – An ABHM resident’s online review question and recently to senior living. released the results of a

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Helping families make the right choice

the ever changing needs of residents.

Making the transition to senior living or to a more acute level of healthcare is a big step, and can be fraught with a host of overwhelming options and emotional decisions. At Mountain Vista our goal is to help families and loved ones make decisions that are right for them. Online reviews can help do just that—especially when you consider that for 9 out of 10 online decision makers, a review is just as important as a personal recommendation.

Leave your online review at MountainVista.net

Enhancing care and responding to needs Every ABHM community is dedicated to delivering the highest quality senior living and health care experience possible. We accomplish this by being responsive to the needs of those in our care, listening to families, and encouraging communication among staff and residents. Through this process we are able to continually customize our services, amenities and care plans to meet

To ensure we meet the needs of seniors and families we have created a new online review page on our website. The new page offers residents, families and staff the ability to share what they love about their community with others as well as provide valuable feedback on programs, care, amenities, staff and more. The reviews will give online visitors the information and peace of mind they need to take the next step in their search process. Share the Mountain Vista story ABHM is proud of the lifestyle and care provided at each of our communities. Who better to share that experience than the people who live it every day? Visit mountainvista.net/review today and spread the word about our great community.

To share your thoughts on what makes Mountain Vista a great community, visit www.MountainVista.net

YOUR THOUGHTS HERE

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Mountain Vista is a faith-based, not-for-profit senior living community. Our mission is to create healthy Christian communities that empower older adults. We provide choices for housing, services, and technology that enrich body, mind and spirit.

Rehab and Skilled Care at Mountain Vista

Over 50 years of service to seniors! n Great location

n Private and semi-private rooms

n Exceptional Neurological and Cardio

Rehab Programs n We accept Medicaid

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Mountain Vista - Winter Newsletter 2019  

Mountain Vista - Winter Newsletter 2019