When it comes to the care and security of their aging parents, many families turn to assisted living communities. Finding the ideal senior living community is a process that involves considering your parents’ needs, lifestyle preferences, financial situation, and desired location. When both parties are well-prepared, ask critical questions, and engage in open, honest dialogue, the process is simplified and the outcome is more reliably positive. Here is how to ensure your senior assisted living facilities in Collier County, Florida meets your loved one’s care need.
Talk to Your Loved Ones
Your loved one’s input is crucial to the success of the transition to an assisted living facility for the elderly. The better the outcome will be, the earlier you can get everyone on the same page.
Ensure The Right Medical Needs
People with memory difficulties who need help with daily activities (such as using the restroom) can get nursing home care. Nursing facilities often offer three daily meals, as well as round-the-clock care from licensed nurses. Think about what is best for your loved one. The first step is to evaluate the individual’s ability to perform ADLs. Do they have easy access to hygiene and clothing, as well as mobility? In what ways do they not already need assistance?
Look at The Amenities
As your loved one age and their health care need change assisted living is often the next obvious step after living on their own. Those who are no longer able to or do not choose to live in their own homes as they age may benefit from moving to a senior assisted living facility, which offers a more independent and active senior living option. The amenities and services provided by these communities go above and beyond those of a standard apartment building and include things like housekeeping and regular social gatherings. Adults who have trouble taking care of themselves or who are experiencing a decline in health or physical abilities can receive the assistance they need to continue living independently in these communities. Meals, errand running, housekeeping, and sometimes even help with managing medications and making medical appointments are just some of the services that may be provided by an assisted living facility.
Visit the Senior Assisted Living
The best way to learn about the amenities and services offered by an assisted living complex is to visit it in person or via video. Schedule visits to at least three of the neighborhoods you’ve chosen. Furthermore, we suggest that you:
- Plan your visits with your parent around mealtimes if at all possible. Talking to the staff, meeting some of the residents, and trying some of the food will help you determine which senior living facility is best for you.
- Get a feel for the community’s atmosphere and way of life with a comprehensive tour. Try out a fun event, investigate the accommodations, and look around the grounds.
- The best way to learn about a town is to visit it multiple times, ask lots of questions, and take detailed notes. We recommend if possible, making multiple trips to or virtual tours of a potential neighborhood. The Senior Living Advisors at our Community Care employ would gladly assist you in arranging as many visits as you or your loved one may require.