Senior Living Blog

Live the life you’ve dreamed of with our Vibrant Life® program

The move to one of our senior living communities means rediscovering old passions, trying new things and spending your days your way. Looking to try a new exercise class? Maybe take on a new hobby? Or just relax at happy hour with friends? Whatever it is you want, we will make it happen with our Vibrant Life® program.

Vibrant Life® is our premier activity program designed to optimize health and well-being by passionately promoting a life filled with joyful experiences, meaningful endeavors, and abundant opportunities to connect with family, friends and the local community. The program is made up of seven core components:

  • Be Inspired – combine feelings, imagination and thoughts while enjoying deeply meaningful experiences
  • Be Well – energize both the mind and body
  • Be Challenged – take on new challenges and reach new personal heights
  • Be Adventurous – try new things in a safe setting
  • Be Family – share and continue meaningful family traditions
  • Be Social – talk, laugh and listen with good friends
  • Be Connected – remain connected to the greater community

We take care of the everyday hassles like weekly housekeeping and laundry services, cooking, and cleaning, so you can focus on spending your days doing what you love. You’ve worked hard all your life, so now let us take care of you.

This spring, say yes to new adventures, exciting opportunities and living as though you’re on vacation every day. With our Vibrant Life® program, and no chores or inconveniences, we will make sure you live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

We feel lucky to have our amazing associates

March is the perfect month for us to show how LUCKY we are to have our amazing associates. We have such a great culture that is evident as soon as you walk through the door of a community, and that is thanks to our associates.

One of our Culture Keepers is “Be passionate about what you do every day.” That passion that our associates bring every day has kept us going stronger than ever, despite the uncertainty the pandemic brought.

Without the joy they bring to everyday life, we would not be the community we are today. Our associates come to work ready to make a difference in the lives of our seniors. Their impact can be seen in the smiles of our residents and their families and throughout the endless positive reviews we see.

Please join us in thanking all the associates who keep our communities running and provide amazing care for our residents and their families. We truly are the best in the industry thanks to you!

Five reasons to love our ISL Communities

There’s so much to love and appreciate this month including all the wonderful things Integral Senior Living communities have to offer. Our communities all provide a variety of services, amenities and experiences to meet every need. We love our communities for so many reasons but here are five we know you’ll love too.

Vibrant Life®

Our Vibrant Life® program allows our residents to reach their goals, go on adventures and try something new. Vibrant Life® can help make your day-to-day activities exciting and inspire you. We’d love to provide you with the best experiences and help you accomplish your dreams.

Elevate® Dining

We know this month people like to splurge on sweets which is why our Elevate® dining is so incredible. Our Elevate® dining is designed to create an enhanced culinary experience that can be adjusted to our preferences. Craving some sweets this month? No problem our chefs have you covered. We want you to fall in love with every bite which is why our Elevate® dining can accommodate almost any dietary request.

Our Associates

This month is one to love and appreciate everyone around us and we are especially grateful for our associates who help make ISL so incredible. Our teams all bring with them experience, knowledge and dedication to our communities and we hope you love them as much as we do!

Amenities

Each of our communities offers a range of amenities that we know you’ll love! From game rooms, spas, in-home theaters, exercise rooms and even outdoor pools our communities will surely have something for you to enjoy with friends and loved ones.

Services

ISL communities offer many services tailored to the specific needs of our residents. We make it a priority to accommodate every individual for each level of care. We want to make sure you and your family feel comfortable, safe and loved in our communities.

We hope you love our communities as much as we do and we look forward to helping in any way we can!

Finding quality care for your loved one is a great gift all year-round

One of the best gifts to consider this holiday season is the gift of quality care for your loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. At Integral Senior Living, we aim to provide this quality care through myriad programs. But one that holds a special place in our hearts is our Generations Memory Care program. 

Generations was built around research-based programming and is specially designed to ensure comfort and security while providing around-the-clock care, community support groups and so much more. Each person deserves the best care, and supporting individuals living with dementia is what we do with love and passion!  

We believe wholeheartedly that each of our residents is the person they were and still are, and not identified by their disease or behaviors. So, at all times, we strive to celebrate and highlight the abilities of those we serve. There’s also the most important thing: care. By requiring all of ISL’s care partners to complete extensive training when hired and continue ongoing education sessions, each person is able to better support our resident individuals living with memory loss. This support includes doing the “little things” that are so important for our residents’ well-being. It means taking the time to learn about your loved one’s past experiences, favorite activities and daily routine. This enables us to encourage independence, support the resident’s strengths and capabilities, and assist them with their needs in a loving and dignified manner.  

With specially designed and dedicated Alzheimer’s and memory care accommodations, Integral Senior Living ensures the comfort and security of your loved one. Our on-site resident care professionals are always here to oversee the administration of medications, as well as other basic care needs. 

While this joyful season comes only once a year, our doors are open year-round. We cannot think of a better holiday gift than finding a loving and supportive home for your loved one, and we’d love to show you why ISL can be that home you’ve been searching for. Contact a memory care community near you to take a tour and learn how we can be the best support for your loved one. 

There’s so much to be thankful for at Integral Senior Living

During this season of gratitude, Integral Senior Living is reminded of all the dedication that our associates, residents and their families give to each other and their communities that allow for our senior communities to thrive year-round. 

We are entering into a blissful season to spend time with family and create memories with those in our community, while we reflect on all of the moments from our past. It is a time to assess accomplishments that we have made over the last year, and recognize how we’ve moved forward despite the challenges faced. It’s also a time to create goals and aspirations, both as communities and as individuals for the upcoming year. 

No matter the season at Integral Senior Living, we are committed to providing you with a remarkable senior living experience.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we know that food is a big part of the tradition when gathering with friends and family. Our senior living communities offer Elevate® dining, a traditional culinary experience that transforms every dining experience into a celebration. Our chefs are dedicated to spicing up your  meals for the holidays, and will offer one of your very own family recipes. We are committed to carrying out your family traditions in your community year-round, and especially during the holiday season. If you’ve been craving that old pecan pie recipe that you enjoyed at every Thanksgiving dinner, we welcome you to share it with us, so that our skillful chefs can bring your traditions into our community.

Allow the fun to continue even after you’re done gathering around the table. Most of our residents have activities or hobbies that inspire, engage and add fun to their daily lives. Our Vibrant Life® signature program goes above and beyond to help all of our residents bring their passions to life. No hobbies or interests come to mind? We’ve got you covered! Whether you have a dream of skydiving or simply want a quiet place to paint or play games with friends, we have a Vibrant Life® director who can help make sure you have everything you need.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the food and fun with those you love. We wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season.

Assisted living? Memory care? Senior living services explained

Senior living has changed rapidly in the last few years. Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all approach. Now senior living communities across the country are tasked with providing not only topnotch care, but care that fits each resident’s unique needs. Generally, there are three main types of services that senior living communities offer: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

At ISL, we can serve as a resource to help you make the decision to move to senior living, and help you determine what services you or your loved one needs. We know the process can be overwhelming, so let us help you every step of the way!

Independent Living

Independent Living is best for people who can still live independently but want to enjoy amenities and live life without the burden of chores like maintaining a yard or home, housekeeping, and laundry. They will also have access to care, if needed.

How ISL helps: ISL’s independent living communities are ideal for seniors looking for a carefree, vibrant environment that encourages simplicity and pursuing activities that mean the most to you. Whether you’re looking to travel, volunteer in your community or visit with family, independent living at ISL strives to make life easy and pleasant.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living is best for people who need some level of medical and personal assistance in their day-to-day lives. This is a great option for people who are no longer able to live alone but may not need 24/7 care.

How ISL helps: Our Assisted Living program is designed to help you live a vibrant life by connecting with the people and community around you. As needs and plans may change, our staff is readily available to help you or your loved one. We center our care around each resident’s specific needs, assisting them with daily tasks while encouraging their independence.

Memory Care

Memory Care provides a more structured environment and is best for residents who may have Alzheimer’s or dementia.

How ISL helps: With specially designed and dedicated Alzheimer’s and memory care accommodations like our Generations Memory Care program, ISL ensures the comfort and security of your loved one. Communities have on-site resident care professionals who are always there to oversee the administration of medications, as well as other basic care needs.

No matter what your specific needs are, ISL is a perfect fit. You can learn which services our ISL communities offer in your area here. Schedule a tour and learn how our communities could be your perfect new home!

How to find the latest information on what we’re doing to stay safe, healthy

As the leaves start to change and autumn approaches, the country continues to face uncertainty regarding COVID-19. The health and well-being of all residents continues to be our top priority, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate through this pandemic. 

As protocols and mandates change based on new information and local regulations, we want you to be assured that we are here for you. We welcome you to ask any questions and share your thoughts and concerns with us. As we continue to rely on the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Academy of Medicine, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for information related to the COVID-19 vaccine, we have also created a resource for you on our very own website to find information.  

Please visit our dedicated website (isl-updates.com), for information on how we are maintaining the health and safety of our residents and their families, updates on plans and protocols, vaccine information, communities with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and frequently asked questions.

We are committed to sharing information with you regarding COVID-19 policies, vaccines and mandates, and we encourage you to regularly check our website for the most up-to-date information.

If you have other questions and/or concerns that are not found on our website, please feel free to contact your community executive director. We are all in this together, and ISL greatly appreciates you and your family.  

A thank you to our community members, associates and more for your efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many new challenges to our community members, associates,
families and loved ones. As we continuously experienced ever-changing protocols, we, as a community,
did not lose hope. Together, we took every new turn and twist in stride, to ensure that our residents
continued to have the best senior living experience.

Our associates have done an incredible job easing fears about the virus and helping protect our
residents and their families. Not only did they continue to provide topnotch care, but they reimagined
what it means to work in the senior living care industry.

Now that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, the team at ISL would like to thank you and
your families for your patience and for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and those in
our community. Your efforts to get vaccinated and follow protocols will protect our vulnerable
populations as we move forward toward normalcy.

We have celebrated incredible occupancy growth across the ISL family, but we are not done yet. In the
past eight months, we’ve added 17 new communities to our portfolio, and we have many more planned
for 2021. ISL is stronger than ever, and our growth is a blessing compared to the last year and a half of
challenges we’ve faced.

Thank you to each and every one of you and your family members for your continuous dedication to ISL.
We are looking forward to watching our family of communities continue to grow as our associates and
caregivers work together to change lives and provide exceptional care.

A senior living community experience tailored to your needs

Every ISL community takes pride in creating a lifestyle and support system tailored to each individual resident. After all, we like getting to know what makes our community members unique! To help support that goal, we offer lifestyle programs with three tiers of support.

Independent Living

If it’s a breeze for you to manage activities of daily living on your own but you’re looking for a shortened to-do list, independent living may be for you. It offers a vibrant environment, free from the normal chores and burdens of owning or renting a home. With us, you can remain independent, yet enjoy the conveniences that make life easier and more pleasant. Planned activities, group outings and delicious chef-prepared meals are just a few of the perks you can experience in our independent living communities.  

Assisted Living

Our Assisted Living program is designed to help our residents feel safe and right at home with helping hands available 24/7. We provide personalized care when needed, so our residents can focus on connecting with the people and community around them while maintaining their independence. We are there when you need them, and out of the way when you don’t. 

Memory Care

We provide a community for our residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Our highly trained staff works with our residents on a daily basis to support them through their memory loss. We believe in providing special support for those living with memory loss. Our team works closely with our residents to monitor their health, safety and well-being. We get to know the whole person so we can ensure that we promote purposeful activities to suit their individual needs. 

Call us today! 

Our service lines are designed with you in mind, and with flexibility at their core. No matter what kind of support you or your loved one is seeking, the perfect fit is just a phone call away. Give your local ISL community a call today!

Vibrant Life® Is Gearing up for Summer

Our signature Vibrant Life® program, available at each Integral Senior Living community, is designed to keep residents entertained, active and engaged. Whether you’re a social butterfly who loves a packed daily itinerary, a craft-lover who’s content to sit and scrapbook all day, or you want to enjoy a walk with friends, we have the amenities, staff and support system to tailor every day to exactly what you or your loved one wants. We believe that the key to living well is creating an environment where every individual is celebrated and encouraged to pursue the things that bring them joy, whether that’s old hobbies or new. With summer coming quickly, we’ve put together a list of our top tips to live vibrantly, even when Mother Nature cranks up the heat.

  • Stay hydrated! If you’re outside and basking in the sun, it’s important to replenish your fluids, especially if you’re also being active.
  • Don’t forget the SPF. UV rays can be vicious even on the cloudiest summer days.
  • Consider a sunhat or visor to protect your face and eyes. A little bit of shade goes a long way!
  • Take breaks. Especially in the afternoon, brief visits to areas with air conditioning will help you stay cool.

We are excited to help every ISL resident be the best version of themselves and lead vibrant, fulfilling lives, no matter the weather. Let our team show you how. Contact the Vibrant Life® director at your community today!