There are many reasons for choosing to call a senior living community “home.”
Those individuals with good health who are able to live independently may still want a lifestyle change from owning a home. Senior living communities provide an alternative to dealing with such issues as maintenance, stairways, upkeep of a household, preparing meals and security. Our communities offer the added benefit of the camaraderie of neighbors, planned activities and opportunities to enhance independence without the worries that come with maintaining a home.
As we age, changes often require that an individual receives additional care and assistance with some of the activities of daily living, from bathing and dressing to medication management and local transportation. Physical limitations sometimes cause individuals to become self-conscious and less social, which can affect their overall outlook and sense of wellness. Assisted living communities address all of these needs and sensitivities and help individuals thrive.
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias present special challenges to families who care for loved ones. It is important for individuals and families to recognize these changes and to anticipate necessary life modifications. After a certain point, the needs of the individual with Alzheimer’s or dementia surpass the family’s ability to provide care.
Senior living communities with special memory care environments fulfill a variety of needs in helping families to understand the changes their loved ones are experiencing, while providing daily care around the clock in a safe environment that is attuned to their unique needs. Special programming that enhances memory enables these residents to live in a compassionate and caring environment. Families also find that moving loved ones with Alzheimer’s to such environments allows them to spend more quality time together. Experienced caregivers at the community handle the resident’s unique care needs.