The Basics of Assistance Living, Explained

assistance livingNo one enjoys watching their loved one age. It can be emotionally stressful to admit a loved one to a nurse home or an assisted living home, but it is safe to say that researching the facility beforehand will ease the anxiety of everyone involved.

If you are looking into the different assistance living options for your parent or loved one, chances are you have a lot of different questions. Here we will help explain some commonly asked questions about these different senior living facilities.

What exactly is assistance living?

Assisted living care is for seniors who need help with their daily lives, yet would like to remain as independent as possible. While nurses and care aids will be available around the clock, they will follow a schedule to meet the senior’s needs. For example, they will come in and help them prepare meals, tidy the home, or even do laundry. These aids can administer medication, but the idea is to have your loved one live independently, but with a little extra help.

If I am interested in assisted living, what should my first step be?

After you have explained your reasoning for choosing this type of care home to your family member, go ahead and visit a few facilities. You will want to get as much information as possible before you make your final decision, and having the senior walk through the homes firsthand can ease the emotions behind this lifestyle change.

I don’t know what option to choose in terms of housing. Would your team be able to assist me?

Of course! Our team of highly skilled professionals has experience with people from all walks of life. We will be able to offer some insight on what options could work best for everyone involved. Remember, we are here to help you and will go to any length to make your loved one’s life comfortable with us.

Can you update your services if my loved one’s condition changes?

Yes. If, for some reason, your loved one requires more personal attention and daily care, we will work around this. Of course, you will be notified every step of the way if anything changes.

These questions only skim the surface of what exactly assistance living entails. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our senior health caregivers today.

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