Either you, your retirement age loved one, or both of you may be wondering – if a retirement community has become a consideration – exactly what are the benefits of personal care homes? Are there downsides? What are the upsides?
It can be difficult moving out of the home you’ve lived in for decades. Children may have grown up there, grandchildren may have played there, your first memories as a young married couple may have begun there. So it’s important that the personal care community you choose offers as many benefits as possible.
Peace of Mind for You and Your Loved One
Few things are more valuable than peace of mind when it comes to knowing your loved one will be cared for should a medical emergency arise and, if needed, is provided with 24 hour care. If you have a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or some other memory related illness, many of today’s personal care homes offer specialized memory care programs.
Wellness Programs That Are Specially Customized
Most retirement communities offer specially customized wellness programs, one or more of which will suit your loved one to a T. They can answer health-related questions, help keep up with disease and/or medication management, and provide pointers as to how to age well and enjoy life.
Restaurant Style, Gourmet Dining
Meal preparation and grocery shopping, after so many years, can become a real chore. However, offerings to suit dietary restrictions and tastes can be tailored precisely. Chef-prepared meals served in a restaurant style dining atmosphere are nutritious and delicious in today’s retirement communities.
An Engaging Social Life
It can be isolating and lonely to live alone. A built-in social life is offered by a move to a personal-care community. There are outings, yoga classes, art classes, various activities and events, entertainment, and so much more to be enjoyed with new friends made at today’s retirement communities.
Comfortable and Clean Living Spaces
Is your loved one dealing with mobility issues? If so, it can be a great deal of work to maintain a home. All the good points of owning their own apartment can still be realized if they move into a personal-care community. What’s more, the maintenance and housecleaning they used to take care of themselves will be taken care of by someone else. To provide convenience, a resort-like atmosphere, and comfort, even the most unique needs are attended through a variety of floor plans.
Most adults in their golden years want to maintain as much independence as possible. Even in an assisted living situation, independence is afforded residents of retirement communities. Whether your loved one needs help getting around town, bathing, with meal preparation, or taking medications, their needs will be seen to; while leaving them free to live the rest of their life as they please.
Professional Care Team Around-The-Clock
A personal care community could be the answer if your loved one could use a little bit of assistance with daily living. Experienced professionals at today’s personal care communities can provide assistance both day and night. Don’t experience anxiety because you fear your loved one may have a heart attack, fall, etc. while living alone.
Discovery Village At Sugarloaf – Offering Peace of Mind for You and Your Loved One
Schedule a visit today to see what we have to offer. Enjoy social activities, resort style amenities, a professional care team, and much more at Discovery Village At Sugarloaf. If you prefer, you can phone us at 470.207.3392.