Perhaps doctor or caregiver has suggested an assisted living community for your loved one. It’s important to have an understanding what this means and how an assisted living community may differ from other alternatives.
Assisted living is a residential option for seniors who either may desire or require help with some activities of daily living known as ADL’s.
‘Activities of Daily Living’ which includes bathing, dressing, eating, using a toilet and transferring which is mobility issues.
An assisted living community a good choice for individuals who are still independent in many ways and but would benefit from the security of on-site 24-hour support and a social environment.
Independence is encouraged in a home-like setting while assistance and support is within the building. This is especially reassuring to seniors who are at risk for falls or other medical emergencies and need the reassurance of available care.
Social activities and transportation services are designed to enrich the daily lives of seniors. Responsibilities such as apartment cleaning, changing linen and meal preparation is handled by specially trained staff.
If you or a loved one is struggling with some of the following concerns, assisted living may be an option you have been searching for:
Difficulty maintaining a residence and the responsibilities involved living in a home or apartment;
Being overwhelmed or frustrated with personal care issues;
Family or friends are unable to provide a helping hand when needed and managing professional caregivers is too complicated;
Feeling isolated or depressed and lacking social interaction;
Problems with transportation to medical appointments or for shopping excursions;
Fears of being home alone especially if a fall or medical crisis occurs.
Communities like The Peninsula, an assisted living and memory care community in Hollywood, offer these types of services to meet seniors’ needs. A caring staff member will be happy to provide a tour of the community and answer any questions you may have. Contact The Peninsula for additional information at 954.399.5997.