If you or a loved one are beginning to need a bit of extra help with daily activities, have had a recent health scare, or perhaps have a chronic condition that’s getting harder to manage at home, then you might be considering assisted living. But, how do you know if this type of senior living is truly right for you? We can help you find out.
As we mentioned above, assisted living is actually a type of senior living. You’ll find housing, onsite care, and support with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and medication assistance in these communities, along with an active, enriching lifestyle that empowers independence.
Services and amenities available in our communities include:
Keep in mind that assisted living is not for those with medical conditions that require round-the-clock care or specialized care such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, although many communities do offer multiple types of care on the same campus.
Most families are surprised by the number of benefits that life in an assisted livin community can offer, and specifically that they aren’t just limited to the care that’s provided. Assisted living benefits include:
And it’s not just the resident who benefits from assisted living, families do too with less caregiver stress and more free time, as well as the ability to enjoy being a daughter, son, husband or wife again versus a caregiver.
Although you know more about what assisted living can offer, you may still be wondering if it’s truly right for you or your loved one at this time. Assessing your current situation at home can help. Consider these questions:
Health & Nutrition
Social & Emotional Well-Being
Keep in mind that one “yes” doesn’t necessarily mean all is well, nor does agreeing with many of these mean you need to head to assisted living tomorrow. But it could signal that this type of community may be just the right fit sooner than later.