Advanced Audiology Services
Village Plaza, 27 Lower Hudson Avenue, Green Island
Because people with hearing loss often do fairly well in quiet, face-to-face situations, signs of hearing loss often may not be obvious. To make a quick assessment of your own hearing, try answering these simple questions:
1. Do people seem to mumble or speak in a softer voice than they used to? yes no.
2. Do you feel tired or irritable after a long conversation? yes no.
3. Do you sometimes miss key words in a sentence or frequently need to ask people to repeat themselves? yes no.
4. When you are in a group or in a crowded restaurant, is it difficult for you to follow the conversation? yes no.
5. When you are together with other people, does background noise bother you? yes no.
6. Do you often need to turn up the volume on your TV or radio? yes no.
7. Do you find it difficult to hear the doorbell or the telephone ring? yes no.
8. Do you find it difficult to hear water boiling when you are in the kitchen? yes no.
9. Is carrying on a telephone conversation difficult? yes no.
10. Do you find it difficult to pinpoint the location of an object (e.g., an alarm clock or a telephone) from the noise it makes? yes no.
11. Has someone close to you mentioned that you might have a problem with your hearing? yes no.
If you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, you will benefit from a hearing evaluation. See our ad on page 32.
5 Computer Drive West, Albany
Attentive Care has provided quality care to patients in the Capital District since 1977. Our dual-service company provides both licensed home care and homemaker/companion service. The company’s stated goal is to treat every individual with compassion, respect and dignity, while providing quality home health care. Locally owned and operated, Attentive Care is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and fully complies with all regulations governing licensed home care agencies.
The initial nursing assessment is a crucial step to ensure that the needs of loved ones are identified and matched with the skills and competencies of their caregivers. The Attentive Care staff understands their success is based on their experience and relationships with loved ones, so the company invests significant time and attention on screening, training and supervising its employees to ensure they provide the best quality of care.
To fill a rapidly growing need for non-medical support services in the community, Attentive Care also offers a non-medical homemaker/companion service that provides assistance and support, assuring home safety, social interaction, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, community appointments and activities. This service gives relief for those family members responsible for these important care-giving duties.
Attentive Care can be reached at 438.6271 or www.attentivecareservices.com. See our ad on page 33.
Beacon Pointe Memory Care Community
1 Emma Lane, Clifton Park
Beacon Pointe is a truly different assisted-living community for the memory impaired. At Beacon Pointe, your loved one’s life is celebrated spiritually, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
The Peregrine Way at Beacon Pointe sets it apart from other memory care communities. Based on creating an environment that supports families, residents, and caregivers, the Peregrine Memory Care Program helps families and friends to have the most positive experience possible and keep relationships strong. Our caring and compassionate staff welcomes family and friends to participate in every aspect of their loved one’s life, because memory loss profoundly impacts not only the individuals, but also their families.
The Peregrine Memory Care Program offers activities, therapies and an environment that embraces long-term memories for residents. Such memories are embraced in a number of different ways: legacy stories; spiritual programs; radio days; around the world; trains; live-in pets including a dog, cat, rabbits, and birds; and even a butterfly sanctuary.
In addition, this program provides constant staff training and education to ensure that your loved one receives the best care possible. To see for yourself how The Peregrine Way makes Beacon Pointe unique, call 371.2200 to schedule a tour or just stop in! See our ad on page 35.
Chef’s Deli & More by Chef’s Solutions LLC
689 Hoosick Road, Troy
Chef’s Deli & More by Chef’s Solutions, LLC, is working with Eastwyck Village senior living, a retirement community in North Greenbush, and Waterside Senior Apartments for independent active adults, located in Cohoes, to provide a concierge service for residents.
Residents place their orders from monthly menu selections. Each week, there are five entrée choices, along with one soup. Eastwyck residents’ selections are emailed to Chef’s Deli & More on Friday for a Thursday delivery—right to their door! Waterside residents place their orders directly to Chef’s Deli & More.
Each home-style meal is prepared with fresh ingredients and individually portioned with the correct balance of protein, starch and vegetable. Meal prices range from $3.75 for a pint of soup to $11 for some fish entrées (current prices, subject to change). If you live in either of these two communities, you might want to give this service a try.
Beyond Eastwyck and Waterside, Chef’s Deli & More works with a number of clients who pick up their meals at the deli; (at present, delivery service to individual homes is not available). This is the perfect solution for those caring for aging parents or the retired couple who no longer wish to cook every night. Let Chef’s Deli & More help. Visit our website to learn more. www.chefssolutionsforyou.com. See our ad on page 33.
Emeritus at Fillmore Pond
300 Village Lane, Bennington, VT
Emeritus at Fillmore Pond, now a proud member of Brookdale Senior Living, is nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains on 87 acres of lush land featuring a large pond with ducks and geese. Just west of the charming and historical town of Bennington, our community is conveniently located to several local attractions, including the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington Museum, and Bennington Battle Monument. We are only 40 minutes from Albany, with shopping, cultural attractions, and entertainment venues.
Emeritus at Fillmore Pond has a very country, cozy family appeal. Our common areas—a beautiful courtyard, large front porch with views of the Green Mountains, art room, library with a fireplace, fitness room, and even our very own elegant restaurant style dining—give residents a true feeling of home and opportunity for them and their loved ones to get to know everyone in the community.
The community offers independent living senior apartments, residential care apartments and memory care apartments, as well as independent living cottages with a variety of floor plans, many with back decks and full basements. These cottages are a wonderful option for those who wish to maintain a very independent lifestyle but would like to give up the work and worry of home maintenance.
In keeping with our philosophy, our staff supports residents in maintaining their independence and dignity. We have a full schedule of activities designed for residents to be active and engaged. See our ad on page 33.
Home Connection Companions … and now Calling to Check!
11 Computer Drive West, Albany
When mom or dad wants to stay in their home, when a caregiver needs a respite break, when a family member out of the area wants to be sure their loved one here is safe, gets the help they need and has someone to talk to – this is what Home Connection Companions does. Our trained and fully-screened, bonded and insured Companions will visit, attend to their needs, give a caregiver a needed break, perform light housekeeping, go to appointments or activities, prepare a meal or just to talk. We can help in any non-medical area. Three hours, one day, five days or every day – we can meet their needs.
To keep mom, dad or another loved one connected, we introduce Calling to Check. Everyone’s life is busy with calls, emails, responsibilities and more. Having the peace of mind that a trained Comfort Caller© has talked to your loved one each day and reported to you is so pleasing, and they will love it too. This is a person-to-person call – not an automated message. If something is wrong, we contact you right away. Best of all, it doesn’t matter where your loved one lives – we can help. This service is very affordable. It’s one more way to provide safety, security and confidence. Visit www.callingtocheck.com or call our office.
We are the first step of care that allows seniors the independence in their own home, for as long as possible. See our ad on page 35.
J. Craig Alexander, DMD
739 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush
Dr. J. Craig Alexander is pleased to be in his 25th year of providing comprehensive dental care at his East Greenbush office in the community where he grew up.
A Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Alexander treats all phases of dentistry including dental implants. He is one of only a few dentists in the Capital District who both place and restore dental implants so your treatment can all be done in our office. He has experience with both small diameter (mini) and standard diameter dental implants for replacement of missing teeth with crowns and bridges, and for stabilization of dentures. We can tell you how dental implants can make a difference in your life if you have missing teeth or loose dentures. A patient, Susan, commented, “I am so glad I came to Dr. Alexander. He did my dental implants and crowns. Now I can smile with confidence again!”
We treat all of our patients like friends and neighbors. Treatment is provided in a non-rushed atmosphere. Our office is conveniently located with ample parking and easy handicap accessibility.
Please check our web site site to see pictures of our office and team members at www.jcraigalexanderdmd.com. We take our time to provide you with the highest quality care and stand behind all dental work provided. Call us for a free consultation ($150 value). See our ad on page 34.
Judson Meadows Assisted Living Community
39 Swaggertown Road, Glenville
Experience “The Art of Aging Well” at Judson Meadows Assisted Living Community! Your needs may change, but why should your lifestyle? Our Enhanced Assisted Living offers a higher level of assisted living service that allows you to age in place. It’s all about growth, not age!
APARTMENTS – Choose from studio or one and two-bedroom apartments. All include handicap-accessible private bathrooms with showers, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and basic phone, cable TV and internet access. Each is graciously designed, awaiting your personal touches.
TIERED LEVELS OF SERVICE – Judson Meadows offers a comprehensive range of services for your individual needs. The basic level includes all meals and snacks, housekeeping, personal care, and medication oversight and support. Additional assistance with medication and personal care is available at higher levels of service. For more information and a tour, contact our Senior Living Consultant at 579.2010.
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT – For your active lifestyle, you’ll find parties, games, outings, exercise classes, ice cream socials, guest speakers, shopping trips, nights at the local theatre, entertainment and more. The traditions of all faiths are embraced, so your spiritual and religious practices can be observed.
DINING EXPERIENCES – Our chefs create delicious, rotating seasonal menus approved by a registered dietitian— all served restaurant style for socialization. It is all about enjoying great, nutritious food in the company of wonderful people!
Call us to learn more about Short-Term Respite Care Stays coming soon to the Judson Meadows Assisted Living.
The Wesley Community/Woodlawn Commons
156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs
When a nursing home is not the answer
Sometimes living independently is no longer a good idea for older adults who face challenges with activities of daily living, like keeping house or managing medications. Long-term skilled care is expensive and may not yet be necessary or desirable. The Wesley Community has a residential community with a New York State Department of Health-licensed enriched living program that fills this in-between need.
The enriched living program at Woodlawn Commons provides subtle, 24-hour a day staff support that encourages independence and provides peace of mind to the residents and their loved ones. Participants in the program reside in individual apartments equipped with an emergency call system. Apartments have a sitting room, kitchenette, bedroom and easily accessible bathroom. It feels more like home than single rooms offered by other enriched housing and assisted living providers.
Residents also receive three meals daily served restaurant-style in our dining room. Our program coordinator, a registered nurse, oversees resident services and makes sure each person has a service plan tailored to meet his/ her individual needs. Housekeeping and laundry services, scheduled transportation, medication management and assistance with other daily living activities are included. Best of all, residents have opportunities to socialize with others and to take part in a variety of life-enriching events and activities.
The Wesley Community also offers the full spectrum of long-term care services, outpatient therapies for all ages, short-term rehabilitation and adult day services, as well as independent housing for seniors in all income brackets.
Call today and see why The Wesley Community deserves its reputation as a community that cares. See our ad on page 33.