Have you or your loved one heard about assisted living? Or are you or your loved one unsure if assisted living is really suitable? Do not worry, because here is a guide to help you or your loved one understand what exactly is assisted living and what it offers.
What Is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is a residential option for mature adults who need some help with certain daily activities, but do not require round-the-clock health care or supervising that a nursing home would provide. This is perfect if you or your loved one enjoy living independently and to have some privacy, but could still benefit from personalized help like cooking, housekeeping, traveling to appointments, or getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Every assisted living community offers varying types of places, such as converted homes, apartment complexes, or even renovated schools.
One of the key benefits of assisted living is personalized care. While every assisted living community may be different, they generally customize care to suit your unique needs and preference. And how do they do so? They evaluate your or your loved’s cognitive and physical needs by conducting a thorough, in-person assessment before you move in. In addition, team members will also discuss with you or your loved one any additional help that you need or want, including your health conditions. That means that you or your loved one will enjoy professional help for what you need and want. For instance, team members can help you with simple medication reminders, or tasks like bathing and dressing.
Nutritious Dining Experience
Ever heard of the phrase “good food good life”? In an assisted living community, you or your loved one will enjoy a good life from all the delicious and nutritious food provided. Not only are meals flavorful, but they are also usually tailor-made to your dietary preferences and needs. That means that even if you or your loved one have any medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes, you can rest assured that the food you eat is personalized to best suit you. In addition, you or your loved one do not have to worry about cooking your meals as they are usually cooked by professional chefs. The tiring cleaning-up process will also be settled by team members, and that means you can enjoy a better dining experience. If you or your loved one love to enjoy your meals with others, the communal dining experience is a key factor in an assisted living community. But if you or your loved one prefer a quieter dining experience, in-room dining is also offered for your privacy.
Safety and Peace of Mind
Another factor that makes assisted living so popular is their safe environment. In an assisted living community, you or your loved one will definitely feel safe and protected by security protocols, controlled access, and 24/7 available help from team members. In addition, many assisted living communities have an emergency alert system that ensures you or your loved one can get immediate help with a quick push of a button. In addition, the common areas and private apartments are also designed with safety features. For instance, most assisted living communities have security cameras to detect falls and have features like even flooring and handrails.