Who You’re Helping
ABHM Offers Residents Solution to Hearing Loss
Enhancing residents' quality of life is one of the highest priorities for American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM). When residents suffer loss of hearing, enjoying conversations with friends, family, church services, entertainment and other activities becomes difficult. As a result, seniors often withdraw from life-enrichment programs and become disengaged.
Spiritual Care Grows at ABHM Communities
In 2011 ABHM set a goal to expand and enhance spiritual care by ensuring all communities offered residents and families a comprehensive Spiritual Services program lead by a community chaplain.
New ABHM Memory Care Meets Growing Demand
If you or a loved one lives with memory care issues, you understand how important it is to have access to quality memory care services. As part of our tradition of service to seniors, ABHM has developed comprehensive memory care programs to help those facing dementia and Alzheimer’s live to their greatest potential.
Memory Care Demand Grows at ABHM
Seniors are living longer and more independently than ever before. However, with longer life comes an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Residents Engage in Trail Ridge Construction
From the first shovel in the ground, Bob and Marva Parsons have had a bird's eye view of the redevelopment process at Trail Ridge Senior Living in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Resident Finds Encouragement To Become Truly Happy
Andrew "Andy" Oros moved to Franklin Park with his wife, Linda, more than five years ago. In that time, we have had the pleasure of seeing Andy grow and become a mentor to his fellow residents.
Maybe I'll Go to Paris Someday
Since opening its doors in 1964 as a 90-bed skilled nursing facility, Mountain Vista Retirement Community has grown into a continuum-of-care campus. Mountain Vista now has 163 beds in our Health Center in addition to independent living, assisted living and skilled memory care ready to serve seniors as their health needs change.
Thank You for Helping My Brother Mike
I have found peace of mind in Crest Services because I know they have Mike's best interest at heart. I especially appreciate the close bond that Mike has been able to build with the staff assigned to his home—something that occurs when a company takes the time to recruit, train and motivate staff members who care.
Surviving Life's Storms: Ray's Rough Road to Success
Ray Seney, 44, has hurtled some major challenges in his life to reach the level of success he has attained today. Born and raised in a rough suburb of New York, Ray moved to Vinton, Iowa, to be closer to his sister after the death of his mother in fall 2008.
Melissa's Journey to Independence
Melissa Jean was born with spina bifida. When she came to live at Crest Services in February 2009 at 21 years old, she was using a manual wheelchair and was at high risk for developing skin sores from her inability to move. She had limited ability to wheel herself from point A to point B, as she tired easily.
They'll Carry Thanksgiving in Their Hearts
She was a 98-year-old longtime resident when she grabbed my hand and hugged me. "Thank you," she said, "for allowing me to continue living in my independent living apartment and with all of the friends I have made here…and that little stipend you give me each month is really appreciated."
The Scotts Leave a Gift That Keeps Giving
Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan, Iowa, recently became the benefactor of a tremendous gift. The estate of June Scott, wife of the late Paul Scott, recently contributed more than $676,000 to five entities in the western Iowa county of Shelby, including more than $135,000 to Elm Crest.
The Comeback Kid: Risen and Moving
In this season of Easter, there is something extra powerful about the story of Laura. A resident of one of our communities, Laura was unable to stand from a seated position on her own before joining an ABHM wellness program a year ago. Today, she is the perfect example of the extraordinary outcomes we are seeing every day as a result of our programs.
A Place to Turn When Retirement Came as a Surprise
"I loved every minute of my life working in the office, but I knew I could no longer go on that way, and this is a great way to retire. It's a very simple life, but it's something I enjoy."
Simplifying Life at Tudor Oaks Leads to Healthy Outlook
More than just springtime has sprung up at Tudor Oaks retirement community. A renovation project took root in January that includes plans for expanded and upgraded apartments, new public areas with a swimming pools and whirlpool, and even a future nine-hole, par-3 executive golf course.
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