Assisted living refers to personalized care designed for aged adults who want to live independently yet require some level of personal or medical care. Residents in assisted living communities have private or shared living spaces like apartment homes or suites. They can expect assistance with daily activities, meals, an extensive range of activities that cater to different interests, opportunities for socialization, and a sense of community in a shared, safe environment.
Medication and continence management, as well as assistance with showering and personal grooming are common services provided in assisted living. Typical amenities include housekeeping, maintenance, laundry, transportation, meals, as well as programs and activities. The professional team members are on-call 24 hours a day to assist with care, support, and safety. Residents are usually encouraged to bring their personal items, furniture, and decorative elements to make their living space feel more like home. Aged adults get to enjoy a better quality of life, with their loved ones having peace of mind, and that is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of assisted living. Many assisted living communities also offer memory care, which may benefit aged adults who need to stay in the same community despite developing memory loss.
Although amenities vary across assisted living communities, they strive to provide residents with comfort and convenience, enabling them to live worry-free lifestyles. Amenities may include:
- Library and/or game room
- Living room or common area
- Beauty salon and barber shop
- Dining room
- Health and wellness classes
- Calendar of daily activities and events
- Medical care and/or on-site therapy
Here at TerraBella Spartanburg, our amenities are affordable yet high-quality and promote relaxation, convenience, and freedom. Amenities also extend beyond common areas, as our apartment homes and suites are cozy and comfortable, equipped with aged adult-friendly features and an emergency call response system.
Does Assisted Living Suit Me?
Before you embark on the selection process, discuss your needs with your family and caregivers. Think about what services or amenities are essential for your health and wellbeing as you visit different assisted living communities. This step will ensure that you find the right fit and make the move easier for you. For instance, you may have to make changes to your living arrangements and require assistance with specific daily activities. How much help do you need and how often? General questions regarding the visitation policy, contracts, and billing should be addressed before you move on to specific concerns. For example, you may be concerned about the security features of private apartments, or the recreational activities residents can participate in. Most assisted living communities provide scheduled tours, which is a great opportunity to gain more insight and experience the community for yourself.
Embark on Assisted Living with TerraBella Spartanburg
Interested to find out more about assisted living at TerraBella Spartanburg in the beautiful Upstate region of South Carolina? Reach out to us and our senior lifestyle counselors will be on hand to schedule a tour and answer any questions you may regarding our living options, exclusive programs, and many more.