If you are the caregiver for an aging parent or loved one in Northern Kentucky or the Greater Cincinnati area, finding a senior care or senior living partner you can trust may feel overwhelming. St. Charles Community can help. As a nonprofit, faith-based organization – sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame – our ministry has been serving the elders of this community for more than 50 years.
Our commitment to celebrating and enriching the lives of area seniors is evident in every aspect of our care and services. Are you unsure what help your parent needs? Use our Guide below to help you get started. Call Margie, our Senior Resource Counselor, with your questions and she can help you determine what will be most helpful for you and your parent.
St. Charles Community Services Guide to Help You Determine the Best Fit for Your Parent or Loved One
Personal Care at The Homestead is right for your parent if:
- It is no longer safe for your mom or dad to be at home alone
- They need the support of nurses or therapists to provide extra care
- They are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery and can’t return home safely right away
St. Charles Homestead is comprised of private rooms that share a central living space with a living room and restaurant-style dining room where your mom and dad can join in activities, attend events or just relax.
Daily support is available, including meal preparation, medication administration, full housekeeping and laundry services.
Living at the Village is right for your parent if:
- They don’t want the hassles of maintaining the interior or exterior of your home
- They want convenient access to social events such as dinners, movies, special interest clubs, church services and exercise facilities
- They want the peace of mind that additional support is right next door if and when you need it
The Village at St. Charles consists of private cottage homes nestled in a wooded setting. Enjoy multiple floor plans with fully equipped kitchens, laundry, one car garages and special options including, porches or patios.
Living at the Lodge is right for your parent if:
- They want to downsize and not worry about maintaining a home
- They don’t want to prepare meals or clean house
- They want the peace of mind that additional support is right around the corner if and when it is needed
- They don’t want the hassles of car maintenance and want easy access to transportation
Your mom or dad can live independently in a quiet, safe apartment. A variety of floor plans are available and all have kitchens. They will enjoy the benefits of restaurant-style dining where they can join in activities, attend events or just relax.
Adult Day Health Service is right for your parent if:
- They can no longer structure their own daily activities
- They are isolated and desire companionship
- They can’t be safely left alone at home
- They live with someone who works outside the home or who is frequently away from home
Caring for a loved one by yourself can be both physically and emotionally draining. It’s OK to need a break so you can find time to rest, or engage in your daily activities such as going to work. Charlie’s Club offers the perfect respite services for primary care givers in an environment specially designed to provide delicious meals, exercise programs, assistance with personal care, creative activities, entertainment, and even help with medication or physical, occupational or speech therapies.
Outpatient Therapy is right for your parent if:
- A physician has ordered physical, occupational or speech therapy to help in recovering from an illness, injury or hospital stay
- A physician has ordered physical, occupational or speech therapy to help regain strength and mobility
St. Charles at Home In-Home Care & Services is right for your parent if:
- Extra help is needed with personal care and grooming
- Assistance is needed with scheduling appointments or arranging transportation
- Help with meal preparation and housekeeping would be beneficial
- Companionship would help overcome loneliness and isolation
They can live independently in their own home and receive the extra support and companionship they need. You get peace of mind knowing they’re OK.
If you are struggling to figure out what kind of care your parent needs or have questions about other issues related to the senior in your life, our Senior Resource Counselor can help. Please call 859.331.3224 ext. 106 to arrange a time. Our Senior Resource Counselor is a licensed social worker who is available to answer your questions by phone or with a scheduled visit to our campus. She can help with concerns related to Medicare, Medicaid, in-home care and senior living.