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By: Marissa Salvesen on January 7th, 2014

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Why You Should Schedule a Tour at a UMH Community

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020020130724 114146 resized 600United Methodist Homes (UMH) is a local, faith-based not-for-profit organization offering assisted and independent housing and healthcare options for seniors with a mission-based, relationship-centered approach to caring.

Here are just two of the reasons why you should schedule a tour at one of our senior living communities:

  1. Families who tour our communities are often surprised to discover that we provide more than just senior care, but rather, senior living, with ample opportunities for your loved one to grow, thrive, and enjoy life as they please.
  2. Touring our communities provides caregivers and their loved ones with helpful options, as well as senior living resources, information, and an introduction to our maintenance-free lifestyle.

If you or your loved one has begun a search for senior living options, consider taking a tour at on our UMH communities today!

Find out why a mission-based, not-for-profit organization makes all the difference when it comes to senior living and care….. Check out these reasons below:

1.    Award Winning Communities

UMH is leading the way in relationship-centered care. Our communities have been recognized with many state and national awards for innovations in care, best practices, and resident service. Our staff have been honored as “Champions for Seniors” from the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), honored by LeadingAge Connecticut, and recognized with the Young Leader and Humanitarian Awards (just to name a few!) by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA). Known for their compassionate care and a commitment to excellence, our staff believe in our mission and proudly reflect our organization’s values of respect, spirituality, excellence, collaboration, and stewardship.

You’ll find that UMH is also highly recommended by healthcare professionals, families, friends, neighbors, and residents for our consistent quality care and award-winning senior living options.  

2.    UMH Provides a Variety of Lifestyle Options to Manage Multiple Needs

UMH offers a variety of senior living options, providing a full continuum of care that works to accommodate changing care needs.  With independent and assisted living at our Crosby Commons, Wesley Heights, and Middlewoods communities, memory care at our Foxbridge community and short-term rehab and skilled nursing at our Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, UMH truly provides a continuum of services that supports health, independence, and dignity.

A tour of any of our communities will allow you or your loved one to experience relationship-centered care in action, while providing you with the resources you need in your search for senior living.

Visit our website and learn about the types of services and care that we offer, as well as the location of our campuses. Click on our easy “Schedule a Tour” option to set up an appointment with one of our staff for a personalized tour. Try out our dining services while visiting or attend one of our community events for a closer look at the lifestyle our residents enjoy.

3.    Relationship-Centered Care

At UMH, we believe that a relationship-centered philosophy best sustains body, mind, and spirit. Any community can provide personal care and service, but within our communities, our staff build caring relationships to best meet the individual needs of our residents. They provide a listening ear for the sharing of old memories and a helping hand for an outdoor stroll, while offering a willingness to learn the details about what makes each and every resident feel safe, happy, and fulfilled in life. The end result is a meaningful lifestyle and quality compassionate care for our residents.

Confront your misconceptions about retirement living and explore the options at our UMH communities. Help your loved one feel free from the daily concerns of meal planning, home repairs and maintenance, housekeeping, laundry, and the fears that come from living alone.  Invite them to try out maintenance free living by taking a tour today!  

Call our admissions counsellor and arrange a tour…..we would be happy to invite you for lunch and introduce you to our residents, staff, and wonderful community.

Schedule A Tour at a UMH Community

About Marissa Salvesen

My journey into the world of senior living began when I started working for United Methodist Homes in 2010. Starting as an Activities Director at one of our-winning assisted and independent living communities and then transitioning to Marketing and Promotions Manager for UMH, I now work as the Manager of Mission Development, fostering the Mission and Values of our organization. I love sharing stories about the many ways we build meaningful relationships and enrich the lives of those we serve, and am proud to be part of building UMH’s 140-year legacy of caring. Wondering what makes our communities such special places to live and work? Connect with me and find out!

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