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UPDATE: COVID-19 Response: Actions Taken to Safeguard the Health of Residents and Staff

Posted by The Esquiline on May 27, 2021 4:39:15 PM

Categories: Skilled Nursing

UPDATE: May 27, 2021 - See New Updates to the Visitor Policy in Dammert below in red:

We are delighted to report that our community of residents and staff received the 2nd dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine on Friday, February 5, 2021 and have now moved to just once per month testing of all staff in the Dammert Care Center and St. Francis Assisted Living.   

The safety of our residents and staff is our top priority, and we continue to follow the guidance of the CDC as well as our state and local health departments of the recommended infection control measures, mask wearing and safe social distancing.

Updates can also be heard on our COVID-19 hotline at 618.394.6261.

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Why is Everyone Talking About Holistic Living?

Posted by The Esquiline on May 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Categories: Physical Wellness, Spiritual Wellness

When it comes to living healthy, many are seeking a more holistic lifestyle - a relatively new trend. This has been driving many people to participate in activities and invest in products that make them feel good in every aspect of their lives—their minds, their bodies, and their souls. But what exactly is holistic living, and how do you live a holistic lifestyle that’s right for you? 

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Downsizing? Why Now is the Right Time to Move to a Retirement Community

Posted by The Esquiline on May 11, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Categories: Independent Living, Skilled Nursing

When is the right time to move to a retirement community? There’s no one answer for every situation, but if you are finding it difficult to maintain a home, are feeling socially isolated, or have already started downsizing, then now is a good time to start your search! 

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Assisted Living vs. Skilled Nursing Care: Which is Right for You or a Loved One?

Posted by The Esquiline on Mar 22, 2021 10:47:32 AM

Categories: Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing

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Lenten Challenge: Looking Ahead to Palm Sunday

Posted by The Esquiline on Mar 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Categories: Spiritual Wellness

This Palm Sunday is March 28. This will be the final Sunday of Lent and the start of Holy Week for Christians across the world. As we approach the end of this year’s Lenten journey together, let’s take a closer look at Palm Sunday — what it means, how it’s celebrated, and what we can do to make the most of it.

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Lenten Challenge: Deepen Your Faith Through Forgiveness

Posted by The Esquiline on Mar 9, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Categories: Spiritual Wellness

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Lenten Challenge:  The History Behind Easter Traditions

Posted by The Esquiline on Feb 22, 2021 9:05:00 AM

Categories: Spiritual Wellness, Intellectual Wellness

For many, Lent is a solemn season. It’s a time for serious reflection, both spiritually and personally. But as we look ahead to Holy Week in March, our thoughts turn to quiet preparations for Easter joy. With that in mind, let’s take a look ahead at some of the lighthearted, fun ways people have and will celebrate Easter across the world.

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Lenten Challenge: The Importance of Reflection

Posted by The Esquiline on Feb 16, 2021 9:05:00 AM

Categories: Spiritual Wellness, Intellectual Wellness

Lent is a time of spiritual renewal and reflection. It’s a time to reflect on both our faith and our lives, and an opportunity to pause and take a deeper look at things we might otherwise overlook or take for granted.

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How to Evaluate a Skilled Nursing Community

Posted by The Esquiline on Feb 16, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Categories: Skilled Nursing

As we age, we all need a little extra help, and some of us need more or less at different stages of our journey. If you have started evaluating alternatives for a loved one’s care, it’s important to do your research. And the sooner you make this decision - perhaps even before you or a loved one requires such care - the better. 

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How to Talk to a Loved One About Moving to a Skilled Nursing Community

Posted by The Esquiline on Feb 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Categories: Skilled Nursing

The holidays provide many of us an opportunity to see those we love - whether virtually or in person. It’s a time to connect or reconnect with those we may not have seen in many months - or even years. During these holiday catchups, it can sometimes become clear that a loved one’s health has declined since the last time you connected. Perhaps there has been a fall or health mishap, or their mental or physical health doesn’t appear to be what it used to. 

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