On August 2, 2019, my Mom, Frances, gained her wings. She had spent the last 6 years of her life at Lake Forest Park, her last 5 months in Memory Care. I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Staff. They are all truly phenomenal caregivers. From the receptionist, to the hairdresser to the laundry staff, to housekeeping, to maintenance, to the kitchen staff. They are all just such wonderful, caring people. I have to mention here the extremely kind gesture from the kitchen staff who came to mom's room to see her just before she passed. Mom passed soon after. Just after the Crisis Care nurse called me, she held the phone to Mom's ear and I got to tell her for the last time that I loved her, and my 2 sisters loved her. One half-hour into my drive over to see her, she passed but heard those last words "I Love You". Also, I want to give a big thanks to Ryan, Virginia, and Stephanie who made sure mom was taken to any activities she was able to take part in. Last, but not least, the kind, caring and loving nursing staff who treated Mom as if she was a member of their own family. All the CNA's (sorry I have forgotten names and apologize) are all exceptional people whom I've gotten to know and love. It meant the world to me and my family. Again, thanks to all. I will never forget your kindness to me. It is absolute proof that angels walk among us. I will keep you all in my prayers, and may God bless you abundantly.
Best Apps for Seniors Back
A smart phone is equivalent to a minute desktop or laptop. Though the screen may be smaller, the impact is huge. Smart phones and tablets come with an option to download Applications, or apps. Apps are user-friendly, shortcuts to your favorite sites online. Many smart devices come with an App Store or place where every app made is available. Now don't let the word “store” frighten you, many of the best apps are FREE!
As you grow more familiar with your App Store, here's a list of apps designated with YOU in mind. Whether you're reconnecting with a high school friend, catching up on current news or getting a reminder to take your daily medicine, these apps are free and easy to use!
Family, friends and loved ones all available under one roof. Facebook is one of the largest
social mediums that just keeps growing. With a more mature demographic than Twitter and Instagram, Facebook
is extremely user friendly and the perfect way to tell your grandchildren to come visit and your neighbor
from high school you miss them!
NPR News. Or your favorite news source. The easiest way to stay up-to-date with breaking news is through apps. You will no longer have to wait for the 5 o'clock news when you allow notifications to be sent to your smartphone.
Netflix. Binge watch your favorite show while waiting for a friend or pass some time with great laughs from your favorite comedy. Documentaries, dramas and romantic comedies are some of the many genres Netflix offers.
Pandora. Everything from funk to Rock n' Roll can be found on Pandora. With a great selection of genres and even better radio stations, Pandora is the number one place for music in any mood or era.
Magnifying Glass With Light. With an adjustable magnifying glass and option of flash light
make this app a wonderful 2 for 1. Say goodbye to remembering your glasses while reading a menu at a
restaurant and enjoy the luxury of having a portable magnifying glass with you.
My Medical App . Whether you're headed to the grocery store up the road or flying across country, being prepared is always a must. My Medical App gives easy access to all of your medical files and emergency contacts.
Medisafe. Medisafe is a wonderful tool that helps manage medications, set reminders and create reports about how well they have stuck to their medication regimen.
GoodRx. If medication prescriptions ever get to be too much, this app will save you lots of money. GoodRx compares prices from more than 60,000 pharmacies!
Red Panic Button. If you know about those panic buttons people where around their necks, well there's an app for that! When the button is pressed, a message goes out to a personalized list of people and it also includes your address and location!
Senior Savings. Senior Savings is the ONLY app on this list that cost $0.99, but once you find out how much you can save, you'll realize how much it's worth. Senior Savings is designed to gather every discount you can imagine. Grocery stores, hotels, restaurants and theaters are some of the many options available, all at your fingertips!
With Glenbrooke offering free WI-FI and hosting several events throughout the month, these apps are a great way to find out who is in your community and how you can get in touch with them! Download some of these apps today and see how many friends have been waiting for you!
Having lived at Lake Forest Park for 10 years, I am very happy and feel lucky to be here. It is a very pretty place, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the food is good. I love the trivia games and puzzles they offer on the activity calendar; they keep my mind alert. Living here is like belonging to a huge family; we all get along great. I don't have to cook and clean anymore, so I am getting lazy and fat! I never thought I'd live to see that! I am grateful each day.
I love it at Lake Forest Park! It is now my home. The other residents are my loving extended family. The staff is always courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. Dining and housekeeping staff are always cheerful, conscientious and highly, highly efficient. It is a pleasure seeing the staff smiling and keeping us happy and content. Our activities are varied with something for everyone. We all enjoy participating in activities. I am happy to call Lake Forest Park home.
When I first moved to Lake Forest Park, it was the most difficult time of my life. Now, after being here 9 months, I have made friends and am really enjoying myself. Everyone is like family to me; we are so close and we have a lot of fun.
I visited this facility. This building is beautiful, from the moment you walk in the airy sheer curtains the décor, the music, the atmosphere is wonderful. We met a very cute young girl who gave a great tour of the building. The entire management team made it a point to introduce themselves, the head young lady was so warm and eased our concerns. We were shocked that fort pierce had anything as nice as this. When we left everyone wished us well. The folks living there look healthy. It didn't smell either.
I am a senior who has lived and worked in St. Lucie County since the fall of 1972. I have worked as both a teacher and a minister for a large part of that time and have had the opportunity to visit many different retirement facilities over the years. I am presently a part of a group that meets once a month at Lake Forest Park for a luncheon. I have also toured their facilities and am quite impressed. They provide a secure and challenging program of activities and I know of no other place that I would rather consider retirement than LFP. Their facility is conveniently located near shopping and Lawnwood Medical Center, and they provide transportation for most every need of their residents. The staff is helpful and friendly and the food is delicious and well prepared. I'm impressed by the fact that the chef goes out of his way to accommodate special dietary needs. In addition, one never gets the feeling that he/she is an imposition. i would highly recommend Lake Forest Park to anyone looking for a nice, clean, secure place to retire and enjoy their "golden years".