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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 Wednesday, February 17, 4:00 PM CDT: We are excited to report that with last week’s vaccine clinic at Autumn Leaves of St. Charles, all of our communities have either started or completed their three vaccine clinics! Having staff and residents vaccinated brings us one step closer to leaving COVID-19 behind us; we are […] 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 >>

Grandparents Day and Dementia

Nearly 40 years ago, Jimmy Carter penned a proclamation declaring the first Sunday following Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. It’s a remembrance close to our hearts, as we are blessed to care for so many grandparents (and GREAT-grandparents!) at Autumn Leaves. We know that a dementia diagnosis can be tough for grandchildren, who may […] Read More >>