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Lisa Witt

Lisa Witt is an Owner and Marketing Manager for Treemont Retirement Community in Houston, TX. Lisa also supports the outreach efforts for a number of other retirement communities in Albuquerque, Reno, NV, Corpus Christi and Harlingen, TX. Previously, Lisa was the owner/Principal of Avista Video Histories that specialized in family video histories to preserve the stories of beloved seniors for future generations. For two decades, Lisa has worked with seniors and their adult children to find the best solution to late-life transitions to a retirement community and to preserve their family memories. Lisa's goal is to make sure that seniors are placed in a comfortable, secure and stimulating assisted living environment they will soon happily call "home."
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Healthy Tips for Seniors: Community Liaison Role for Linda Parra


Posted by Lisa Witt on May 30, 2022 4:20:43 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: New Community Liaison Role for Linda Parra

Senior Allegiance is the preferred provider for Treemont Community. Senior Allegiance can help residents thrive in their homes with assistance via Home Health services or Personal Care services.

Home Health care is defined by Medicare as a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury and to improve and maintain your independence.

Services Senior Allegiance Home Health Provides includes:

  • Therapy (Physical, Occupational, Speech)               - Wound Care
  • Monitoring serious illness/unstable health status      -Injections
  • Intravenous or nutrition therapy                               -Patient/caregiver education
  • Psychiatric Nursing                                                   -Home Health Aide
  • Social Worker Services

Personal Care Services (PAS) provide a range of services that allow residents and families to have peace of mind

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Emotional Needs and Exercise


Posted by Lisa Witt on May 12, 2022 10:15:32 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Emotional Needs and Exercise

Emotional needs and support have become a crucial part of our health, especially during the COVID19 pandemic. While exercise is usually associated with physical benefits to the body, exercise also greatly benefits one’s emotional needs. Below are different ways that exercise enhances one’s emotional requirements.

Reduces stress: Exercise helps reduce mental and physical stress on the body. While reducing stress hormones, exercise stimulates the production of endorphins that can promote relaxation and increase happiness.

Better Sleep: Physical exercise can be exhausting to the body requiring it to need rest. Exercise allows the mind to decompress making it easier to fall asleep, as well as physical body changes such as change in body temperature that enables sleepiness. When we sleep, the body is able to recover physically and mentally, also increasing our energy levels. Blood flow

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

Assisted Living Houston: Spotlight on Manager Jennifer Case


Posted by Lisa Witt on May 12, 2022 10:13:05 AM

Spotlight on Houston Assisted Living Manager Jennifer Case

The Treemont Campus is fortunate to provide an excellent continuum of care for the residents who live here and this month we are delighted to announce the return of Assisted Living Nurse Manager/Infection Control Specialist, Jennifer Case LVN, who manages the Treemont Assisted Living Program.

When people talk about our Assisted Living community, they are immediately talking about Jennifer because the quality of the program is a result of her leadership. When families and residents talk about an employee and consistently use the word “Love,” you realize that you have someone very special. Jennifer was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska and moved to Houston 14 years ago. She is a mother of four children: a son living in Saudi Arabia and another son and two daughters living in Houston. She loves being a mother and, when raising her children, realized how much she loved being a care giver. When the children were all in school she decided to go to nursing school and found that it was a natural career transition. She wants to make a difference in the lives of people. In addition to nursing, Jennifer loves music, gardening, camping, fishing and geology. She describes herself as a “Rock Hound.”

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information

Medicare Home Health: Meet Senior Allegiance Administrator Karina Walker


Posted by Lisa Witt on Apr 3, 2022 7:11:46 PM

Home Health Agency Provides Medicare Support to Independent Living and Nursing Homes in Houston

At Senior Allegiance, we strive for employees that not only enjoy being at work and make you smile, but staff that helps our clients above and beyond expectations! There is no one better on our staff at this then our Administrator/Director of Nursing Karina Walker RN BSN. Karina plays a key role in ensuring that Treemont residents receive the necessary supportive care so they can live independently in their apartments. A small helping hand can make all the difference in a senior remaining active and healthy. 

As Administrator/DON, Karina provides her expertise to residents on the following types of issues:

Are you aware that Medicare covers the cost of many of the services that allow you to remain active, especially if you have been

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information, Home Health Care Houston

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Learn How Senior Allegiance Can Help You


Posted by Lisa Witt on Feb 27, 2022 8:23:49 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Learn How Senior Allegiance Can Help You

Senior Allegiance is the Preferred Provider for the Treemont Community. Senior Allegiance can help residents thrive in their homes with assistance via Home Health services or Personal Care services.

Home Health care is defined by Medicare as a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury and to improve and maintain your independence.

Services Provided by Senior Allegiance Home Health includes:

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

Spotlight on Houston Nursing Home Admissions Director Crystal Marie Luna


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jan 30, 2022 7:10:21 PM

Spotlight on Houston Nursing Admissions Director Crystal Marie Luna

Crystal Marie Luna, Admissions Director is the first point of contact for Independent Living residents to transition to Treemont's Health Care Center full-time, or temporarily, for rehabilitation.

Residents often come to skilled nursing, rehab or assisted living following medical setbacks, such as a complicated infection, a fall resulting in a fracture, or a stroke resulting in the need for retraining in daily living tasks. One benefit of residing at Treemont is that there is a Health Care Center (HCC) on the campus, just off Building B, to provide rehabilitation after a hospital stay. Crystal is responsible for sharing our historic community with families of seniors who are searching for strong short-term nursing and rehabilitation services or transition to an assisted living setting.

Crystal has 9 years of experience in Nursing Homes, initially as a Receptionist, then as Assistant Business Office Manager, Medical Records, and then as an Admissions Director. She was attracted to Treemont due to the family environment and culture.

New Administrator Laura Winegeart says, “I believe Crystal has the skills to work with our families so they are comfortable with all the options the Treemont Campus has to offer for

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information

Couples Discover the Benefits of Retirement Living


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jan 17, 2022 7:41:42 PM

Treemont: Couples Discover the Benefits of Retirement Living 
 

Change is scary – especially for a loved one who has lived in the same home for decades. A large share of those choosing a retirement community are singles who don’t think about it until the death of a spouse leaves them alone — but couples can benefit even more.

“Both couples and singles discover that a senior community keeps them more independent, with more support and enjoyment than if they stayed at home,” says Treemont Retirement Community Executive Director Rachel Unverzagt. “Singles find a renewed social life. And couples with diverse needs have more flexibility in their lifestyle.”

Marilyn and Bob are part of the majority of seniors who only considered the move after significant health issues forced them to.

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Covid19 and Our Community


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jan 11, 2022 10:39:34 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Covid19 and Our Community

As the spread of Coronavirus continues to be a main concern throughout the world it is important to stay informed and do our part to in respond this emerging public health threat. As we are bombarded daily on TV and social media with information about the Coronavirus, it is important that we obtain information from trustworthy sources. As a home health agency, we rely on organizations such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and World Health Organization, (WHO). These websites will provide the most up to date information in regards to COVID19 prevention, management, and status of the virus.

Senior communities such as Treemont Retirement Community are an area of focus due to the age demographics in these communities. Treemont has the unique opportunity to partner with Senior Allegiance Home Health agency that has become a great resource and partner in responding to COVID19, along with Treemont Health Care Center.

The recent identification of the COVID19 variant, Omicron, has caused an increase of positive case throughout Houston and the world. According to the CDC, the Omicron variant is likely to spread more easily than

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

Check out Treemont's December Happenings


Posted by Lisa Witt on Dec 5, 2021 7:00:00 AM

The Holidays are Special at Treemont Retirement Community 
 
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Treemont Retirement Community. The main tree is decorated with sparkling lights and large ornaments for all to see. The fire place warms the main lobby with its wonderful glow. Residents and their family and friends are visiting one another. This is such a special time of the year and Treemont Retirement Community continues to opens its door to spread their holiday cheer!
 
Activities Director Rose Lau plans community wide events for all residents, family, and friends to share and create new holiday traditions. There will be a Winter Gala featuring The Lone Star Big Band. The band will be playing some of the best songs from the past and classic holiday tunes to dance and sing along. This gala is part of their annual holiday party! You can always expect delicious finger foods created by Chef James Renshaw.
 
The season is not over yet! This year we will have music and hot chocolate featuring Jon Dameron, our country western singer. Residents enjoy dancing the two-step and sipping some
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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living

Spotlight on Houston Nursing Home Administrator Laura Winegeart


Posted by Lisa Witt on Dec 4, 2021 7:43:02 PM

Spotlight on Houston Nursing Home Administrator Laura Winegeart

The post of Administrator is a key role and sets the tone for quality of care, resident engagement and morale among staff. We are absolutely delighted to have Administrator Laura Winegeart at the helm of Treemont Health Care Center. With 15 years of experience in long-term health care, starting at age 16 with receipt of her CNA license in high school at age 15, Laura, age 31, has worked in just about every area of a nursing home: as a CNA, in Medical Records, Human Resources and 10 years in Marketing/Admissions. Laura also has experience working in home health and hospice care but has always returned to her passion of caring for seniors in a nursing home setting.

As a relatively new Administrator, Laura has already successfully guided her previous community through a Hurricane and Electrical outage. Knowing health care from the bottom up is a strength valued by our Owners and a key reason Laura was selected for this key leadership role on the Treemont Campus.

Residents often come to skilled nursing, rehab or assisted living following medical setbacks,

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information