‘Home Away from Home’ | Family Focus at Butler Senior Living Community

Three Sets of Sisters, Mother-Daughter duos and Husband-Wife Team Members Work to Improve Senior Residents’ Lives

Clearview family ties, mom and daughters.

Clearview family ties, mom and daughters.

BUTLER, Pa.Aug. 14, 2023PRLog — When Krystle Pry says her team at Newhaven Court at Clearview is a family, she means it.

The senior living community in Butler has three sets of sisters, three mother-daughter combinations and a husband and wife working on the team.

Pry has been at the IntegraCare-operated senior living community since 2007, and she recently moved into the role as Executive Operations Officer, fronting a team dedicated to improving the lives of seniors.

This family-first approach at Newhaven Court at Clearview comes naturally, as mothers and daughters, husbands and wives and sisters work side by side.

“The culture and environment in our community is based on IntegraCare’s 3-Dimensional Focus,” said Pry, whose sister Marissa Menchyk is a Resident Wellness Associate at Clearview. “We strive to provide a positive, safe and comfortable work environment for our team, and our team in turn improves the lives of our residents and gives a peace of mind to the residents’ family members. The people who work here are the heart of our community.  Having so many team members who are family only makes it feel more like home for many of us.”

Resident Wellness Coordinator Stephanie Balik has been part of the Newhaven Court at Clearview team since 2016. Her daughters — sisters Madison Balik and Summer Balik — each are resident wellness associates.

“Working with my daughters is always a great time. It does come with its challenges sometimes because you do not want other staff to think they are being favored,” Stephanie Balik said.

Her daughters also appreciate the tight-knit team that includes the people who have a special bond with them.

“Working with family means you always have someone to talk to about issues you face at work,” Summer Balik said.

The team cares about each other and the residents.

“I think that it says Newhaven is like a big family,” Madison Balik said. “No matter if you are blood related or not, Newhaven will always feel like home, not only to the employes but also to the residents of Newhaven Court at Clearview.”

Medication Associate Maricris Cooper, who has been part of the team for eight years, has daughters Colleen Dickson, a resident wellness associate, and Samantha Cooper, in food service.

“Marcris has had perfect attendance for the last seven years, and she won a brand-new car from IntegraCare for her attendance as part of our Continued Attendance Rewards Program in 2021,” Pry said.

Sisters Kiera Muisiner and Madisyn Muisiner are resident wellness associates. Husband Tim Palmer, a safety and maintenance engineer, and wife Amanda Palmer, a hospitality executive associate, also are part of the Clearview family.

LifeStages Director Heather Allison and her daughter, Emma McAnallen, who is part of the dining team, form another mother-daughter tandem.  Allison oversees activities in Senior Living and Life Bridges and has been part of the team for three years. McAnallen started in her position this spring.

“We think highly of our team members, so when one of their loved ones are looking for an opportunity, we want to be able to offer them that,” Pry said.

Pry appreciates the time she spends sharing the work experience with her own sister.

“Marissa is working full-time as a resident wellness associate and has a love for being a part of our residents’ lives just like I do,” Pry said of her sister. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to see her not only succeed in her position, but have the same opportunities for growth as I have had at Clearview.”

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Which home improvements add most value to your property?

Spending on home improvements makes your home a more enjoyable space, enhances it’s visual appeal and increases the long-term value of your property. On average, home improvements will add 10% to your property, however, more extensive works, such as conservatories could add up to 108% to your home’s value.

We take a look at the different return on investment from various home improvements.

A conservatory increases the amount of indoor space your home has – however, is often at the expense of reduced garden space. Unlike an extension, building a conservatory does not required planning permissions (as long as no more than 50% of the original land is covered). Equally, when building a conservatory, you will be exempt from any building regulations, as long as half of the new wall and 3/4 of the roof is either glazed, or a similar translucent material.

The average cost of a conservatory is £5,300.
The average return of investment is £5,750 – that’s an impressive 108% increase in value.

Gardens are often neglected by homeowners – especially in winter months – where the front garden is subject to overgrown grass and unmaintained plants. However, the front garden is the first thing a potential buyer will see when viewing your home, so an unkept lawn will surely detract potential buyers. Instead, a well looked after garden will give your home a welcoming feel.

The average cost of garden works is £4,550.
The average return on investment is £4,000 – that’s an 88% increase in value.

Home Exterior
Similar to your home’s garden, your property’s exterior is one of the least maintained and updated areas of a home. Cracked render, dirty windows, unpainted woodwork, chipped doorframes and broken roof tiles all add up to a worn-out and dull looking home. 

However, your home’s exterior is one of the first things a potential buyer will see, therefore, it’s important to make sure it looks it’s best. Spending a bit of time and money on decorating and repairing any exterior damages could make a big difference in the appearance and value of your property.

The average cost of exterior works is £6,000.
The average return on investment is £4,500 – that’s a whopping 75% increase in value.

The kitchen has long been regarded as the most important room in a home – and is often the first thing buyers will look to renovate, in order to add their own personal stamp on a property. Therefore, providing a thoughtful, attractive and functional kitchen space is ideal for attracting buyers and adding value to your property.

According to HSBC, a new kitchen will add at least £5,000 to a home’s price tag.

Direct Painting Group are a leading home improvements company in Surrey – for more information on how you can increase the value of your home, visit their website.