Assisted living offers independence and freedom to senior citizens so they can enjoy a good quality of life. Through assisted living, an individual will have proper housing, continuous healthcare, and activities that help promote mental and emotional health.
If your loved one is being held back by their current living arrangement, an assisted living facility can give them the freedom they need.
If you are deciding whether this living setup is suitable for a loved one, you must consider the following aspects:
Can your loved one support themselves physically?
Are they physically capable of maintaining their wellness?
Are they capable of enjoying hobbies and other activities on their own?
Can they manage his or her medication?
Do they eat enough healthy food regularly?
Is there a safety risk at home, like falling?
Can the person manage their own hygiene without assistance?
Does the person feel isolated or left out?
The answer to these questions will help you decide if assisted living is suitable for your loved one. Staying in an assisted living facility will make them more comfortable and offer greater supervision. This is an urgent need for individuals with mobility, health, and hygiene issues.
Unlike nursing homes, assisted living offers an environment similar to what people experience living on their own. Although there are routine checkups with a doctor, residents enjoy a social setting and private suits for a home-like experience.
Each assisted living facility offers a wide range of services and inclusions. When scouting for one, you must inquire about the following:
Activities such as wellness programs, social gatherings, and more.
Housekeeping including laundry, cleaning, and cooking
The extent of supervision, security, and assistance
Fun activities that promote mental health
Hygiene care, including toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.
Transportation should the resident need to go to the hospital
Living conditions like private or shared suites
A place to relax like beautiful grounds, library, cottages, etc.
A pet-friendly environment should the residents want to bring their own pets
A luxury assisted living can offer premium amenities like gourmet cuisines, concierge service, a resort lifestyle, and even classes from retired university professors. You always have to match the amenities to the needs of the potential resident.
While the goal of assisted living is to provide a safe and comfortable place for residents, it shouldn’t neglect their social needs. The facility should foster any chance to socialize and engage so residents will not feel isolated.
It would help if you also looked for a facility that allows its residents to make their own decisions. This will make the environment friendlier and more home-like for the residents.
Assisted living should always promote socialization, healthy living, and a better quality of life. You should look for a facility that offers the best amenities as well as a setup that works for a specific person. At Mountain Cove Luxury Senior Care, we provide luxury living where residents will feel at home. Get in touch today to find out how your loved one can feel at home.