If moving into a retirement or assisted living community seems like it might be the best option Inspired Senior Living Options can help you with finding your best new home. Our local care advisors are in the community daily, so they have the most up to date information about the community options and availability in your area. The process begins with our care advisors meeting with or talking to you to discuss what you are looking for in a new home, your personal care needs, and your budget. The care advisor will schedule appointments and take you to view potential communities and make sure that all of your questions and concerns are addressed. Once you have chosen a new home the care advisor can assist with relocation, temporary care if needed, and all the other arrangements to ensure a smooth transition. There is no cost to you for the placement services.
Independent living communities are designed for seniors who are 55 and older. The housing options can vary greatly from apartment-style living to single family homes. In general, these communities are designed for older adults. The dwellings are more compact (often single story) and easy to navigate. There are several perks with picking an independent community, namely housekeeping services and meals are provided as part of the rent. Being independent also means you are able to do these tasks yourself! Most independent living communities do not offer assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and other physical needs. Most independent living buildings allow outside caregivers to be brought in for these needs because they do not employ their own caregivers as part of their team. Independent living communities are ideal for those who need little or no physical or cognitive help and enjoy participating in activities with their peer group.
Residents can still enjoy an independent living experience but assistance from on site caregivers is on hand, at various levels,to meet their specific and unique care needs. Residents may need help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as, bathing, dressing, incontinence, medication management, and the navigation of cognitive disorders including those with dementia symptoms. An individualized care plan is developed for each resident when they move in and is usually evaluated periodically or as the needs of the resident change.
Most seniors who are considering moving to an assisted living know living at home might not be the safest and beneficial option for them.
Assisted living is a great option for those who find themselves in between being independent and needing the more skilled, acute care provided in a nursing home. As with independent living, the socialization and activities are a primary focus for the residents in the assisted living setting.
Residential care homes are also considered to be assisted living but they are on a much smaller scale. Typically when you hear the term “care home” it refers to a house with the capacity to care for 6-8 residents total. This is a good option for people who are not going to partake in all the outside activities a larger assisted living community will have and they need more help with care needs. These places are usually family owned and operated but are also governed by the same state licensing board as the larger communities.
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