Making the move to senior living but unsure what all the different terms out there mean? Check out our comprehensive senior living glossary below and equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make a well-informed decision!
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Think about everything you need to do to get through the day. This can be something as simple as getting up, getting dressed and taking a shower. However, some older adults may require assistance with various ADLs due to a medical condition or mobility limitation they are living with. This is where assisted living comes in.
Aging In Place
In many senior living communities, you will find that they offer a variety of services that allow residents to remain in the community as their needs change down the road. From independent living, assisted living, respite care to memory care, a community that offers different levels of care can help residents age in place and circumvent the hassle of moving a few times.
Assisted living benefits older adults who require assistance to accomplish certain daily tasks. In addition, onsite medical and therapy services are also provided in some retirement communities. This can encompass 24/7 nursing care, medication management, insulin management, and many others. Depending on your individual needs, a customized care plan can be put in place.
While the lifestyle programs may differ between each retirement community, TerraBella Northridge can offer you the following:
- Complimentary transportation services
- Health & wellness programs
- A packed schedule of events and activities to take part in
- Enjoyable dining
- … and lots more!
When deciding on a retirement community to make the move to, you should consider what the essential lifestyle programs you require are.
Memory care is best suited for older adults who are living with a memory-related condition, especially if the condition is progressive. Family members may find that the level of care they are able to provide at home is inadequate.
In a memory care community, professional team members who have undergone specialized training will see to the daily needs of residents, promoting engagement, fostering confidence and improving their overall quality of life. Dementia care and Alzheimer’s care can be provided depending on each resident’s individual needs.
Respite care is a short-term care option for older adults whose caregivers are away for a period of time or who require rehabilitative care after a major medical event. For the duration they require care, residents will stay in an apartment home and have access to the same amenities that all long-term residents do.
Consider TerraBella Northridge’s Retirement Community as Your Top Choice
When you are looking for assisted living, respite care or memory care for yourself or a loved one, consider TerraBella Northridge as one of your top choices. We are an established and well-respected retirement community in Raleigh, NC, serving residents in Apex, Cary, Durham and the surrounding regions. We welcome each potential resident to take a tour of our community today and discover why they should consider making the move!