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Nurses Week – In Their Own Words: Necko Esters, LVN

The American Nursing Association has declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse” and asked nurses from across the country to share their stories. The following was written by Necko Esters, LVN, who serves as the Director of Healthcare for Autumn Leaves of Memorial City in Houston, Texas.  COVID-19 is a pandemic that has taken a […] Read More >>

Should I Move My Loved One Home Because of COVID-19?

It’s completely understandable if you’ve recently found yourself wondering whether or not your loved one is safer at home or in an assisted living community such as Autumn Leaves. We’re all worried for the safety of our families, both near and far. Geriatrician and Chief Medical Officer of the American Healthcare Association and the National […] Read More >>

Addressing Coronavirus at Autumn Leaves

UPDATE for Sunday, August 9, 8:30 PM CDT: It is hard to believe that we are a week into the fifth month of the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot happened in July, so we wanted to give you updates on a few of our communities along with our ongoing thanks and appreciation for your trust in […] Read More >>

The 3 Battles All Elders Eventually Face

Physician, author, and aging expert Dr. Bill Thomas says there are three things that plague our elders: loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Many seniors find themselves living alone, either as a lifestyle choice or because a partner has passed away, so it’s easy to see how loneliness could begin to take over without adequate social outlets. […] Read More >>