The time may have come that your elderly loved one (or ones) can no longer live on their own. They might have physical restrictions that their home isn’t able to accommodate or medical conditions that need more constant monitoring. While leaving the home that they have enjoyed for a good part of their lives may be tough, moving into an environment that will keep them safe might be a necessity. One senior housing option you may choose to look into with your elderly loved ones is assisted living facility.
Assisted Living communities usually consist of a larger community of individual apartments or units that a person can either live alone in or share with a friend or spouse. Many of them also offer accommodations for pets, but each has its policies so if your loved one has a pet that he wants to keep, make sure to make that one of the first questions you ask as you search local assisted living communities.
Assisted Living communities are a good choice of senior housing for seniors who need a little help with everyday care or activities, but are still mentally stable enough to maintain the independence of living on their own. An assisted living community can help your aging loved one with daily services that will help him maintain his independence.
While each facility is different, if your loved one could use daily help with any of these needs, you might find having him move into an assisted living community will be a good choice for him.
The nursing staff at assisted living facilities can help ensure your loved one is taking his medication as needed. Some will distribute it for him while others will allow self-administration with reminders and monitoring of the need for refills.
If your loved one is at a point where making and enjoying three meals a day has become too much for him, senior housing in an assisted living facility may be a great fit for him. Some facilities bring the meals to him, some have community meal areas. If your loved one has dietary restrictions or requirements, most assisted living communities can accommodate those needs. They can also provide some much-needed socialization during meals.
Daily Care at a Senior Housing Facility
Choosing assisted living for your loved one’s senior housing is a great choice if your loved one now needs help with bathing, hair care, getting dressed, and general hygiene. There is usually staff around 24 hours to help with morning, mid-day, and bedtime self-care activities. The rooms are often designed to ensure extra assistance in areas like the bathroom with support bars around the tub and toilet, and non-slip floor mats.
Living in an assisted living facility is great senior housing for someone who needs help with housekeeping chores like vacuuming, dusting, laundry, and dishes.
When choosing a new home for your loved one, do plenty of research and ask lots of questions so that you can make sure you help your loved one find the perfect fit for his senior housing.
If you or an aging loved one are considering your Senior Housing Services please contact the caring staff at Connect Our Elders today! (858) 222-9241
Connect Our Elders provides free advisory and senior care planning across the U.S.
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