Masonic’s Continuum of Care Made Residents Move from Independent to Personal Care Seamless

Dennis and Christel Spetz knew exactly what they wanted when they decided to move to a retirement community. As snowbirds, they wanted to be free of home maintenance responsibilities. They wanted peace of mind that their home was safe when they were out of town. They wanted to know their future needs would be met if their health changed. They wanted to enjoy life.

Village Active Lifestyle Community on Masonic Homes Kentucky’s Louisville Campus checked off all their wants, from home maintenance and access to higher levels of care to a security-monitored campus. When they were ready to head south for the winter, they had someone to hold their mail.

Christel and Dennis Spetz

After 60 years of enjoying their life and marriage, Christel Spetz passed away, and soon, Dennis Spetz, along with his children, decided that living alone was not the best option. He needed some extra assistance.

“All we had to do was call Masonic and they guided us through the process of selecting and moving dad to the right level of care,” said Kristin Spetz Logsdon. “It was a seamless transition.”

Logsdon added, “My dad had macular degeneration so he had a large TV, and loved to drink a dark beer and listen to the Cubs’ game. The staff quickly learned this about him and they always had a dark beer waiting in his refrigerator for him to enjoy during the game. He was always treated with such grace.”

Crescent Grove Memory & Personal Care transitioned Dennis Spetz just yards away from his Village residence, where he lived until he died in 2021. Moves like this are easier at a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), like Masonic.Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs like Masonic, combine independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care, all on the same campus. It makes it easier for residents to transition from one level of care to another within the community and stay connected with a spouse or friends in other levels of care. For residents like the Spetz, it provided peace of mind that they would be cared for in the future.

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