If you or your loved one are considering moving into a senior living community, it always pays to do your research, so that you will see that your needs are met at all times. Are you worried about that move? This Senior Lifestyle Quiz will help you erase those worries while knowing at the same time the right kind of community living that is most suitable for you or your family member. Take the quiz yourself, or with the person involved in the move, so that together, you will be able to make the best choice.
Q: Do you or your loved one drive on your own when going to places? Do you hire someone to drive you or your loved one to these places?
Q: Do you or your loved one love shopping on your own? Do you need assistance from a family member when doing so? Do you need help from another person aside from a family member? Does someone do the shopping for you entirely?
Q: Do you or your loved one prepare meals on your own? Do you feel eager about the thought of preparing meals? If you prepare your meals, do you feel like you become healthier and energized after eating? Have you been losing weight? If you do not cook, do you buy prepacked meals instead? Do you get the nutrition you need from these prepacked meals?
Q: Do you or your loved one handle housekeeping chores like cleaning the house, vacuuming the floor, and washing the clothes? If you do these things on your own, do you feel you are doing enough or does everything still turn not quite right after? Does a family member assist you with these chores? Do you hire a house helper to do everything for you?
Q: Do you or your loved one take medications as directed by your physicians? Do you remember when to take them? Do you have to remind yourself whenever you need to take your medications? Do you need someone to assist you when taking the meds?
Q: Do you or your loved one dress on your own and attend to personal hygiene without any worries at all? Do you need to be assisted when grooming, bathing, and dressing? Do you need assistance from someone else other than family?
Q: Do you or your loved one use a wheelchair? If you do, can you transfer yourself? Do you need assistance from someone else? Do you entirely depend on others to transfer from the wheelchair?
Q: Do you or your loved one remember a lot and forget very little? Are you more forgetful than usual? Do you feel you are undergoing a serious memory deficit?
Q: Do you or your loved one recognize every member of the family? Do you recognize your friends when they stop by? Do you occasionally forget the names of those close to you? Have you completely forgotten the name of family members and friends?
How Answers Relate to Care Levels
The answers to these questions will help you decide which level of care you or your loved one needs. If you can do things on your own, needing a little bit of assistance sometimes, then you are perfect for independent living communities. If you need more assistance than usual, assisted living is the best option. If your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or any other memory-related condition, you can move them into a community that offers memory care.
Why Choose TerraBella Lake Norman?
TerraBella Lake Norman features the level of care that you or your loved one is looking for. We offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care programs. Our cheerful community will keep you active and socially engaged, and with our caring team members, there is always someone there to assist you with your needs.