News from Meadow Ridge

We invite you to visit this page often for the latest news, articles and stories about Meadow Ridge and everything that’s going on.


20 Ways to Keep in Touch with Loved Ones While Practicing Social Distancing

During this crisis, staying connected is a vital part of staying healthy — physically, emotionally and mentally. Despite the challenges of social distancing, there are plenty of ways to connect with senior loved ones. With today’s intuitive technology, it’s easier than ever for anyone to have a long-distance personal connection. Here, we’ll examine the best …

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Opening up Our Community

Many state and county governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential businesses.  While this is an encouraging sign, please know this process will be thoughtfully considered at Meadow Ridge. We will implement a multi-phased approach when reopening our community.  As we serve vulnerable adults throughout our community, Meadow Ridge’s reopening phases may …

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How to Pay for the Cost of Assisted Living

It’s estimated that 70% of seniors 65 and over will need some type of long-term care, whether that means skilled nursing or assisted living. Unfortunately, neither comes cheap. According to the most recent Genworth Cost of Care Study, the average cost for care in a one-bedroom, single occupancy unit at an assisted living facility in …

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Why We Were Awarded “Best Nursing Homes” by U.S. News & World Report

For the second year running, Ridge Crest was named one of the best nursing homes in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Out of more than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities evaluated nationwide, only 420, including Ridge Crest, received the top rating for both short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care. Top-rated for short-term …

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The Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language at an Older Age

Bonnes nouvelles. Buone notizie. Buenas noticias. Or in English, good news. Because if you think you’re too old to learn a foreign language, it’s time to think again. Research is showing you’re never too old to start, and doing it can be incredibly beneficial, especially for seniors. Not just for kids Many people think that …

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COVID-19 Update

After careful consideration for the health and safety of residents, employees, and family members, our community amended its visitor policy on Monday, March 16, and is restricting visitors from entering our community. Please bookmark the LCS website for future updates and information regarding our community COVID-19 response and prevention measures already implemented, such as: Educating all staff and residents in …

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How Occupational Therapy Helps People with Dementia

Occupational therapy is probably best known for its role in physical rehabilitation. However, in the simplest terms, the primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate more fully in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists (OTs) have a saying; they ask, “What matters to you?” not, “What’s the matter with you?” …

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How to Write a Memoir

So, what’s your story? Everyone has one, and telling yours is a powerful way to share the lessons of your life. Writing a memoir is your chance to leave a legacy for your loved ones and future generations who might otherwise never get the chance to meet you. Imagine if you could read the stories …

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Moving Into Senior Living Doesn’t Mean You’re “Retired”

It’s not surprising Dan Sharp is a fine dinner companion. He’s led an interesting, globe-trotting life that’s provided him plenty of compelling stories. But when he and his wife, Revelle, moved to Meadow Ridge, they were thrilled to find they had joined a community chock-full of equally accomplished and fascinating people. “We’ve made so many …

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