The Langford at College Station
College Station, TX - Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Independent Living, CCRC
Now open – a whole new idea for senior living in College Station, TX. Upsized, elegant condo-style flats arranged in cozy clusters. Climate-controlled access to everything on campus. And a location near nature paths, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, The Med, Pebble Creek Country Club – and many other places you’ll probably like being near. Luxury and common sense come together here, and active adults raise their hands and say, “That sounds right on the button for how I want to live!” It’s a smart choice in continuing care retirement communities – and just the ticket for those forward-thinking, independent seniors. If you’re one, raise your hand, and we’ll tell you more.
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... ... Help Aging Parents and Loved Ones Step one in helping an aging parent or loved one is to learn about the different senior living options available. For example, The Langford at College Station is a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) that provides a unique health care benefit. What is a health care benefit? Ours is a discount given to independent living residents if and when they require future health care. The Langford's health care benefit, for example, offers independent living residents a discount on future assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care, if ever needed. CCRCs Explained CCRCs offer independent living residential options on a campus that also provides convenient services and amenities, educational and social activities, wellness opportunities, and priority access to on-site health care services. With its full range of living ad care options, a CCRC is the most flexible, long-term choice for both active independent living and access to future heath care. Independent Living Demystified Residents purchase or rent a house or townhouse in an age-restricted community. Amenities may include a clubhouse and fitness center, but services rarely include meals, housekeeping, maintenance, transportation or access to health care. Assisted Living Licensed, caring professionals assist with daily living activities such as grooming, bathing and medication management. Assisted living is designed to help residents maintain as much control of their lives as they can, while ensuring they get the helping hand they need. Private or shared apartments, maintenance, housekeeping, three daily meals, scheduled activities and customized care - these are the hallmarks of effective assisted living. How do you know if a loved one needs assisted living? Assisted living is ideal for those who may benefit from getting help with one or two activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, dressing, medication), maintenance-free living, 24/7 emergency response, and daily general oversight. Many seniors move to Assisted Living for the peace of mind gained by having access to health care, either because they have a current need or foresee a need in the near future. This type of service and oversight helps residents live longer, healthier lives by helping prevent falls and other accidents that can be life changing to a senior. Skilled Nursing Long-term care and short-term care, including rehabilitation services after surgery or illness, are provided by skilled nursing centers. Staff members include registered nurses, nurse practitioners and a variety of certified specialists. Services are provided at dedicated skilled nursing facilities or, as they will be at The Langford. Skilled nursing care is charged on a daily basis and is typically paid for by one or more of the following: Medicare, Medicaid, a variety of supplemental insurance, sometimes VA benefits, and sometimes long-term care insurance, depending on the policy. In College Station, skilled nursing rates can range from $150-$300+ per day, depending on the level of care provided and room selection. How do I know if my loved one needs skilled nursing? A short-term stay in skilled nursing most often occurs after a hospital stay, post-surgery, if a resident needs IV antibiotics, or to transition from intensive hospital care to a slightly lower level of nursing care. In these cases, it isn't uncommon for residents to eventually transition to an assisted living community. Other times, a long-term move to skilled nursing occurs because a senior can't receive the care needed at home. In this case, skilled nursing care is more practical financially. What does it cost to live at a CCRC? Costs vary from one CCRC to another, depending on the contract options. Most CCRCs offer their independent living residents a discount on future health care that can make the move surprisingly affordable. Because contract options cater to different situations and desires, you should ask a community counselor for an explanation of cost, as well as value. Independent living residents pay an entrance fee, based on their choice of residence, and a monthly fee that covers services, amenities and discounted future health care services. Entrance fees are often partially - or even fully - refundable, depending on the contract selected. Some contracts include a health care benefit, a discount plan that helps offset future health care costs if residents need future assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing.
methis retirement communities all of our communities in the host system we're not there to to create some special business brand what we're there to do is serve people in that area in that community and we want to be an important part of that community so honoring the legacy of Ernest Langford and and continuing that that great tradition and college station it just continues helping us be an important part of each of those local communities were where we're serving seniors in a most wonderful part I think of their life just thinking about our future as we get older just in combination it seemed to be the right thing to do and we were familiar with the organization that's behind them so we were felt very comfortable I'm just really looking forward to sort of building a new nest but not building a new house or a home which involves a lot more well it's about time to to be a little bit more relaxed about life and not to have to worry about the repairman coming I love to travel and and it's just so much easier when you don't have to leave a lot of things behind that need to be taken care of you need to have somebody pick up the mail if you're living somewhere in a place where there are all sorts of amenities that will take care of that it's wonderful several things set us apart one is that we're nonprofit our history our tradition and then we provide all the different levels for Senior Living we have everything in one place and we have we create contracts that allow the resident to enjoy or move to each of those areas if and when they need to so our residents all know that they will never get kicked out we'll always take care of them and they'll always have a place to go regard of whether they're healthy whether they're sick whether they have a lot of money a little bit of money or no money or somewhere in between all of that [Music]
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welcome to Methodist retirement communities we began in the early 1960s on Galveston Island in Texas when the former Buccaneer hotel was gifted to the Texas annual conference of United Methodists this led to a community called MRC Edgewater that began with Turner geriatric center which supported up to 160 for skilled nursing rehab and memory support residents while the hotel was replaced with 88 residential apartments for older adults called moody house Mr seed next expanded to Bryan Texas where it added Crestview retirement community in 1970 when it was already 6 years old in addition to mr secrecy and bryan MRC also operates three affordable housing apartment communities for seniors with limited income these are called Crestview Terrace Crestview place and unity in 1985 MRC added two skilled nursing and rehab community in Huntsville named mr c town creek which is also referred to as ellis mither geriatric center with considerable help then from the temple foundation and others MRC next expanded to lufkin texas in 1992 where its first continuous care retirement community was developed known as mr c pinecrest this community has patio homes residential apartments assisted living apartments specialty memory support units for those with Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases skilled nursing rehab units plus home health and other home services the specialty memory support centers were named after longtime supporters George Henderson and Lodi temple MRC next added another continuous care retirement community and text our can of Texas in 1997 with substantial help from the Morris and bunch families and others the primary retirement community is named cornerstone while the specialty memory support center is called bunch woodview next MRC added happy harbor Methodist home in laporte Texas where we now still operate to affordable housing apartment communities on the bay for limited income seniors these are called a few senior apartments and Bayview senior housing today MRC is a system of not-for-profit corporations headquartered in the woodland Texas we still maintain a valuable covenant affiliation with the Texas annual conference of United Methodists from which our core values are derived but the Texas annual conference has no legal or financial responsibility for MRC so we are totally self supporting the majority of our funding comes from residents paying for the services they receive and we are also fortunate to receive donations from those willing to support various programs like benevolent assistance for those who run out of money through no fault of their own and specialty Alzheimer's buildings and programs now each of our communities also maintains very strong relationships with churches of many different denominations throughout MRC we are open to persons of all faiths and we rely heavily on members of other churches and others in the local communities where we exist to provide much-needed volunteer assistance in 2008 we began our most remarkable transformation in the last few years we have completely redeveloped and rebuilt a brand-new crestview retirement community in Bryan as a continuous care retirement community now serving about 250 residents including the new Arbor Oaks residential apartments we demolished the former building that originated in the mid 1960s and it only served about 80 residents mostly in skilled nursing and rehab we have also completely redeveloped and rebuilt a brand-new retirement community for huntsville to replace the old 1950s building of town creek the new community is called MRC creekside consisting of assisted living apartments specialty memory support suites for those suffering with Alzheimer's and other dimensions and skilled nursing and rehab units and now we just purchased almost 19 acres in League City Texas between NASA and kima where we will next develop our largest yet continuous care retirement community serving about 300 residents with a hundred and fifty staff construction is expected to start in mid-2014 MRC is now looking for our next site project to begin our next healthy living senior living community as we continue to expand our service ministry with the mission to serve senior adults in Christian environments and a vision to expand our reach to as many souls as we can touch MRC is only as good as our team of employees it is imperative that every team consists of quality individuals who appreciate our mission and value the deserving residents we serve our teams must work together in harmony toward the greater good of serving others there's absolutely nothing more rewarding or more noble than serving others it's a mission that is bigger and more important than any one of us when we understand this it is easy to realize that great opportunity we've been given at MRC and join a career that serves others it's much more blessing than a job for those who understand and if you do not quite yet understand just give it a try make it a habit every day to do something special for someone else and you will absolutely be amazed at how good it makes you feel I believe that every employee who gives his or her best should go home at the end of the day feeling the reward that comes from serving others and if you've given your best for the team with the right attitude you should feel good about yourself as we strive for excellence and professionalism throughout all of them are see we have adopted the eye care value system from the methodist hospital system in Houston who year after year ranks as one of the top 10 hospital systems in the country icare stands for integrity compassion accountability respect and excellence this is who we are and who we want to always strive to be our residents are parents grandparents and even great-grandparents these are real people who deserve to be treated with respect and an opportunity to live this part of their life to their fullest capability my challenge to you is to use these values to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve and those with whom you serve with a smile on your face treat others exactly how you would want to be treated and at the end of the day the biggest difference will be in your life this is my hope for you and for us thank you so much choosing to work with us at MRC you matter to us and we want you to know how valuable how important and how appreciated you are may God bless each of us as we carry out this noble service ministry