Expert Care You Can Always Count On at our St. George Assisted Living Community
Ovation Sienna Hills’ assisted living is all about personalized assistance, healthy socialization, and peace of mind. Our community, located in beautiful St. George, Utah, offers the perfect solution for those who want to maintain their independence and dignity, but may need some assistance with daily activities. There are many culinary, recreation and learning opportunities available to those who call assisted living their home. Our goal at Ovation Sienna Hills is to support an active adult lifestyle through the promotion of health, fitness and adventure.
What is assisted living at Ovation Sienna Hills?
Our services include:
- Personalized, 24/7 assistance with daily living activities
- Smart-home technology to prevent falls
- Physician consultation room
- Infinity Rehabilitation on-site providing Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
- 24-hour emergency response system
- Medication assistance and administration as needed
- Assistance with bathing, personal hygiene, dressing and eating
- Robust life enrichment program
- Exciting outings and transportation to surrounding attractions in the greater St. George, Utah area
- A full-service beauty salon and barbershop
- Access to the full community amenities to include a warm-water pool and spa, theater room, and fitness center.
- Pet-friendly community
- Housekeeping, maintenance and personal laundry and linen services
- Short-term respite stays available
- Full menu of culinary options prepared by an Executive Chef on a rotating menu
- Extensive snacks are available 24/7
- Restaurants are open from 7 am to 7 pm
- Dietary accommodations: Diabetic, low sodium, gluten-free, heart-healthy, vegetarian and vegan
Download our brochure to learn how Sienna Hills is more than your typical senior community!
Ovation Sienna Hills aims to provide you or your loved one with the right level of assistance to stay active and connected to beloved things. Through dedication, experience, and an innovative person-centered approach, Ovation Sienna Hills assisted living services redefines excellence in assisted living for seniors in the St. George, Utah area.
FAQs about Assisted Living
What is Assisted Living?
Often, the term “facility” is added to the end of ‘assisted living’ but it is an outdated one. While the term is still frequently used, an assisted living facility is actually a community. The staff provides you the assistance you need to maintain an independent, active lifestyle. Additionally, you can enjoy the company of your neighbors, have your family visit (or you can visit them) and enjoy a vast array of organized activities. You can enjoy a newfound lifestyle while receiving as much or as little assistance as you need from our staff with activities for daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities for daily living (IADLs).
What are activities for daily living (ADLs)?
Activities for daily living (ADLs) addresses the following areas:
- Mobility: help with getting up and moving around
- Bathing: assistance with washing your face and body in the shower or tub
- Hygiene: help getting to and from the bathroom, using the bathroom and cleaning
- Dressing: choosing clothes for the day, dressing and undressing, preparing for bed and brushing hair
- Eating: assistance while eating daily meals
Ovation Sienna Hills can also assist with activities necessary for assisted living such as:
- Housekeeping and home maintenance: weekly housekeeping to help you maintain a clean and neat apartment
- Meal planning: menu planning assistance, traveling to the grocery store and grocery shopping
- Cooking: meal preparation, such as cutting vegetables and cooking
- Medications: transportation to the pharmacy, picking up medications and assistance taking them as directed
- Recreational activities: help with making reservations and appointments, as well as transportation to activities
What is the difference between assisted living vs. a nursing home?
Assisted living communities and nursing homes are two very different concepts. With assisted living, community members maintain their independence. Staff provides help only when it’s needed. Residents have their own apartments, along with access to countless activities, and they can travel freely when and were they choose.
In nursing homes, residents have little privacy. Instead of an apartment, they have a room with a bed, and that room is often shared. The environment may resemble that of a hospital. These facilities are suited for those who need a significant amount of help with daily living and frequent medical attention.
Is it Time for Assisted Living?
Determining the right kind of care for a senior family member, not to mention the right time, is a common challenge that many families face. There are so many factors at play, from denial of obvious issues, to family members not being in agreement on next steps, that often a senior’s situation becomes a crisis before any planning for their future living option takes shape. However, there are common signs that its time for assisted living which can help a family be more proactive in their approach to choosing their senior family member’s living options:
- Poor hygiene: Poor hygiene is hard to miss and is often one of the first signs that moving to an assisted living community is a smart choice. As we age, it gets harder to hop in the shower or bath, wash and comb hair, take care of our teeth, and wash our clothing. Assisted living communities provide this support, such as assistance with bathing and dressing.
- Inadequate nutrition: Loss of appetite, inability to chew and swallow well, use of prescription medications, and certain health conditions can make it harder to prepare and consume nutritious meals. Poor nutrition can lead to a weakened immune system, poor wound healing, muscle weakness, and decreased bone mass. To detect a poor diet, look for weight loss or other signs of poor nutrition, lack of available food in the house, or outdated food.
- Messy living space: Poor housekeeping may be a sign that an older adult is having trouble picking up after themselves.
- Poor medication management: Taking medications on time every day is essential for controlling and preventing adverse health conditions. Not taking medications as prescribed is one the most reported dangers to older adults, with the right dosages, at the right intervals and within expiration dates critical to maintaining proper health and wellness.
- Isolation: Isolation is common among older adults, and it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, obesity, cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s disease, and even death, according to the National Institute on Aging.
How do I pay for assisted living?
You can pay for assisted living with private funds, such as personal or family income or assets, through proceeds from the sale of a home, a reverse mortgage, long-term care insurance, veterans’ benefits, and in some cases, medicaid (limited coverage).
Is a nursing home more expensive than assisted living?
On average, nursing homes are more expensive than assisted living communities. The average cost of a semi-private room in the United States is just under $7,000 per month, while the cost of a private room is nearly $7,700. Assisted living apartments, on the other hand, average about $4,000. While the cost varies based on location, assisted living is much more affordable than a nursing home.
How do I choose the right assisted living community in St. George?
Choosing an assisted living community in St. George may seem overwhelming at first, however, deciding on the right area that is best for you and your family is the greatest hurdle. Once that decision is made, these tips can help with your evaluation of St. George assisted living communities and further identify the community that is right for your senior family member:
- An assisted living community should be clean, comfortable, and accessible. At Ovation Sienna Hills, our living spaces provide handrails, grab bars, and other safety features. The grounds are well-maintained, brightly lit, and easy to navigate. Ask the community for a tour to get a better look.
- People are what makes assisted living communities feel like home. Take time to chat with staff and caregivers to evaluate their friendliness and compassion. At Ovation Sienna Hills, you’ll find that our staff goes out of the way to make guests feel comfortable and welcome.
- The services, amenities, and programs are what set assisted living communities in St. George apart. Ask for a detailed description of the community’s program schedule, services, and amenities that provide comfort, social engagement, and optimal health. At Ovation Sienna Hills, we offer a robust calendar of programming and activities to encourage residents to explore their emotional and physical wellbeing.
- Food is an important part of everyday life. Find out if the assisted living community offers seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients, fresh produce and lean proteins, vegetarian and alternative diets, daily specials, and minimal use of GMOs and pesticides. At Ovation Sienna Hills, our trained chefs know how to serve residents delicious meals that are full of the nutrients that older adults need to maintain strength and health.