Questions to ask about assisted living
Sometimes, all we need to lead a more fulfilling life is an occasional helping hand. Moving to an assisted living community is an opportunity for comfort and enrichment in one’s life with an added level of assistance.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living provides a distinct combination of individualized care, familiar neighborhood surroundings and professional expertise. Assisted living communities provide wellness evaluations and levels of service that address residents’ specific needs.
Licensed, compassionate team members assist daily as needed, and life-enriching activities are geared toward helping residents enjoy what matters most to them.
It’s best to start with a physician’s assessment. Depending on the circumstances of an individual’s situation, or that of a loved one, personalized needs can be matched to the right level of assistance. When assistance with daily tasks is needed — taking medicines, bathing, dressing, meals, transportation and housekeeping — assisted living can be the answer. Trained professionals provide support while helping preserve an individual’s independence.
Making the Move
Moving to an assisted living community is an important decision and requires appropriate planning. Here are some questions to ask before making a selection:
• What is the level of assistance I (or a loved one) need?
• Does the community provide appealing, hassle-free and memorable experiences?
• How can I maintain my independence at this community?
• Is the community committed to successful aging and whole-person wellness?
• What is the overall mission of the community?
Understanding the benefits offered at each assisted living community is crucial to the decision-making process. Do some research and don’t be afraid to ask questions about the aspects that are most important to you.
As Administrator at Acacia Health Center, Timothy Kersey oversees the day-to-day operations of the on-site five-star rated health center at Sagewood Life Plan Community. The beautifully designed health center, which accepts admission from the public, offers a refreshing approach to long-term health care with assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care support.