The Dangers of Seniors Living Alone

By Senior Living

Independence, freedom and self-reliance are woven into the fabric of American culture. There are scores of movies, books and songs about the loner who relies on their wits and skills. As teenagers, most of us couldn’t wait to be out of the house, making our own decisions. But as we grow older, what was thrilling in our teens and adulthood can start to become dangerous and risky.

What are the dangers of seniors living alone? And is moving to a senior living community actually preferable to aging in place? To compare the benefits of senior living versus seniors living alone, and whether it’s possible to still be independent, happy and healthy while securing your future, CLICK HERE. 

Priority Access to Newly F.D.A. Approved COVID-19 Vaccine

By Uncategorized

Bayshore Hilton Head is pleased to be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccination to residents and employees through our partner pharmacy. Residents and employees will be in the initial distribution group in the CDC phased allocations and among the first in the country to have access to the vaccine once it is available.  Specific vaccination distribution and delivery plans, including the prioritization of residents by level of care, will be determined by each state. Click here for the most recent state plan for the rollout of vaccine access. 

Bayshore Hilton Head and other communities managed by Life Care Services are partnering with CVS or Walgreens to provide the vaccine to residents and staff, free of charge. Vaccinations will be carefully administered by a licensed professional at Bayshore Hilton Head offering the peace of mind that comes with not having to venture out in public to receive the immunization.

Bayshore Hilton Head is dedicated to mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We continue to put residents first by utilizing enhanced infection and disease control protocols, while still providing exceptional experiences for residents.

If you have further questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the CDC website here. Please contact us at 843-342-2222 or email us at BayshoreHiltonHeadLIFE@BayshoreHiltonHead.com for specific information about the vaccination plan at Bayshore Hilton Head.

To review current FAQs regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine, please click here.

Evaluating Your Senior Living Options – Rental Communities

By Senior Living

If you’ve been considering a senior living community for yourself or a loved one, you’ve probably noticed that the options are vast and vary. It can seem a bit overwhelming. Where do you even start?

A good place to begin is by looking at two of the most popular choices – Life Plan Communities (also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs) and rental retirement communities.

While both types of independent senior living communities can offer similar benefits in the way of fitness and wellness programs, dining options, housekeeping and social, recreational programs, rental retirement communities don’t typically provide access to a full continuum of health care services like a Life Plan community. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

Life Care Services Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power

By Senior Living

It’s a Proud Time to Live at Bayshore Hilton Head

Our management company, Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, ranked highest in customer satisfaction with independent living senior living communities two years in a row — and we have you to thank for it. This award demonstrates that residents and their families are receiving the care and service they absolutely deserve.

The award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Independent Living Senior Living Communities encompasses six individual resident-experience factors. We’re excited to say that, not only did Life Care Services win the overall category, but it also ranked highest within each of the six factors:

  • Resident activities
  • Community staff
  • Price paid for services received
  • Resident apartment/living unit
  • Community building and grounds
  • Dining 

“Life Care Services is privileged to serve nearly 40,000 seniors across the nation. We are honored to be ranked highest in customer satisfaction with independent senior living communities for two years in a row by J.D. Power,” says Joel Nelson, president and CEO of LCS, the parent company of Life Care Services. “This award represents the voice of our residents and is a testament to our commitment to serve the customer first and foremost.

Nelson notes this year’s award is especially meaningful given the unique circumstances of the pandemic. “I’d like to recognize the heroic efforts of our community staff who serve residents each and every day. Their diligence and perseverance provides residents with the best senior living experience possible,” says Nelson.

Life Care Services ranked highest in independent living resident overall satisfaction with a score of 855 in the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study. The study is based on responses from 4,992 residents, or their decision-maker, living in an independent, assisted-living or memory care community within the previous three years. 

What Does This Mean for our Residents?

We are deeply grateful to know that our hard work is valued, and we at Bayshore Hilton Head want to assure residents, family, friends and staff that we will continue to improve, evolve and innovate to provide the newest offerings to meet the needs of current and future residents.

If you’d like to know more about the way we enrich the lives of our residents, send us a message on our contact page

 

Life Care Services received the highest score among independent senior living communities in the J.D. Power 2019-2020 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study of resident/family member/friend’s satisfaction with senior living communities. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.

COVID Update: Fall and Winter Celebrations

By Senior Living

Dear Bayshore Hilton Head community,

As we begin to plan for fall and winter celebrations, Bayshore Hilton Head has established precautionary measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and help keep residents and employees safe. We realize the upcoming weeks are traditionally a time of family gatherings and special events, yet the health and safety of our employees and residents remain our top priority. 

Our community continues to follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities. We also encourage our employees, residents and their families to follow the additional protocols provided for fall and winter celebrations:

  • When possible, host events outdoors instead of indoors.
  • Limit the number of invited guests.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Encourage guests to bring their own face mask, hand sanitizer and other supplies.

Of special importance, if you are planning in-person holiday gatherings with people outside of your household, consider asking all guests to strictly avoid contact with people outside of their households for 14 days before the gathering. This will help reduce the risk of exposure.

We realize these are challenging times and appreciate your consideration of these protocols to help keep our residents and their families safe and healthy.

Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

By Uncategorized

Bayshore Hilton Head residents will be among the first in the country to have free access to the COVID-19 vaccine once it is available. Bayshore Hilton Head is partnering with CVS/Walgreens to provide priority access to the vaccine to residents in all care levels – independent living, assisted living and memory care – all free of charge

Vaccinations will be carefully administered by a licensed professional within the community, offering the peace of mind that comes with not having to venture out in public to receive the immunization.

Life Care Services communities such as ours are dedicated to mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We continue to put residents first by utilizing enhanced infection and disease control protocols, while still providing exceptional experiences for our residents.

Call us at 843-342-2222 today to learn more about becoming a resident and ensuring earliest access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Senior Care Research: How to Use the U.S. News & World Report to Understand the Quality of Care at a Community

By Senior Living

Even though nursing homes are regulated by the government, they vary considerably in quality, character and cost. So it helps to get as much information as possible before making a decision about which nursing home (sometimes called a skilled nursing facility) is right for you.

If you or someone you love has suffered a fall and needs rehab after a hospital stay, you may not have much time to decide. On the other hand, your loved one may be living on their own and really needs the support of a nursing home for their own safety, health and social engagement. In either case, it helps to have a way to compare your options.

To learn how the Best Nursing Home ratings compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report can help narrow down your list, CLICK HERE.

Bayshore Hilton Head Earns “Low Country’s Best” Honor from The Island Packet Readers

By Senior Living

Bayshore Hilton Head is pleased to announce that it has earned the honor of “Low Country’s Best” in two categories for 2020 from The Island Packet.

Bayshore was named “Low Country’s Best” for Independent Retirement Community and Assisted Living Community.

The process to select the winners began with an open write-in nomination round, followed by a voting round consisting of the Top 5 recipients of nominees in each category. The winners are those that received the most votes in each category.

Thank you to all that voted to help Bayshore Hilton Head earn this prestigious honor!

To view all award winners, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Long Term Planning – When to Start and What to Consider

By Senior Living

When it comes to making a long-term plan for how and where to live as we age, you’d be hard pressed to find many who don’t see the value in thinking through such an important issue. But according to a survey from The Conversation Project, while ninety percent of Americans say that talking to loved ones about end-of-life care is important, only twenty-seven percent have actually done it. Indeed – no one likes to think about not being able to live the way they want, but the reality is, people who take the time to make a long-term plan are less likely to die in a hospital or burden relatives with tough medical decisions. In the end, while starting discussion of  long term care planning may be difficult, the relief you’ll feel when it’s finished will free you up to enjoy the years ahead.

To learn more about the essentials of a proper long-term care plan and the key advisors you’ll need to have in place, CLICK HERE.