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Is Assisted Living Right for you?

Most individuals will sooner or later wind up requiring some additional level of forethought consistently, yet they don't require the largest amount of consideration found in an accepted nursing home.  So what would you be able to do?  What decisions are accessible when you require some additional help but not full time additional help?  The response for some people is an aided living establishment.

What is an assisted living establishment?

A supported living establishment is by and large depicted as a center point between living on one's own and a nursing home.  This portrayal, in any case, does not give the full picture of the gigantic mixture accessible in helped living establishments.  The extent of structures, administrations, and groups that fall into the classification of aided living is really truly shocking.  These could include:

  • Large apartment facilities
  • Single cottagesDuplexes, triplexes, or fourplexes
  •  Renovated mansions or houses
  •  Combination of these kinds of building
  •   Larger facilities offering self-regulating, aided, and nursing home care

What these combinations offer as a relatable point is that they offer an increment level of forethought and backing to their inhabitants, permitting them to live with some level of freedom while still accepting the additional amenities they have to keep them safe and healthy.

Is assisted living right for you?

So how would you know whether supported living is ideal for you?  A great approach to figuring this out is to take a gander at the sorts of help and amenities commonly offered in this sort of senior living.  Examples of basic amenities incorporate:Personal care (grooming, dressing, bathing, etc.)

  • Home keeping (laundry, upkeep, cleaning, etc.)
  • Meals (self-made, scheduled snacks, group meals, dining rooms, etc.
  • Transportation (custom scheduled, group, individual, regularly scheduled, etc.)
  • Social (social hours, hobbies, clubs, group and field trips, group happenings, etc.)
  • Lifestyle (hair salons, swimming pools, gardens, libraries, beauty shops, etc.) 

This is a very detailed list and many individuals take a gander at something like this and promptly retreat due to the fact that they don't require these services.  The most imperative thing to realize with aided living, on the other hand, is that occupants are not forced to utilize these amenities to live there.

The opposite is accurate in light of the fact that the entire idea of supported living is to give residents the right level of support for their needs while permitting them to stay as free as could reasonably be expected.  In most cases you begin by selecting the amenities you think you'll need and after, you can make adjustments as your needs change.

Questions to ask about assisted living establishments

There are many kinds of supported living establishments, each with their pros, cons, benefits, and costs.  Here is a list of questions when considering where to live:

  • What are the monthly costs?
  • What are the costs of additional needed services?
  • What sort of deposit is required to reserve a space?
  • How are the emergency and security services arranged?Is access to support and help 24 hours?
  • What type of assistance is available for personal care
  •  What is offered in terms of recreation and social activities?
  • What is to resident to staff ratio?
  • How are the staff certified and trained?
  • How are transportation arranged and what types are available?
  • Is medical support available for blood pressure checks, taking pills, etc.?
  • Are there services for special needs i.e. terminal illnesses, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.?

 Other basic questions that should be asked about the establishments include:

  •   Are buildings in good repair and clean?
  •  Are staff members eager to help residents and friendly?
  • Do residents appear well cared for, happy, and safe?
  • How does the food taste?
  • Can the cooks accommodate special dietary needs?
  • Are the establishments pet friendly?

Get a basic understanding of what each assisted living establishment is like and how it feels before moving into one.  It’s imperative to know everything about each facility before choosing one that fits your lifestyle and needs best.  After all, moving into a supported living establishment is huge decision.

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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Jack. This is thoughtful and thought provoking too. Well written and accurate. Suggested.

Apr 09, 2014 09:58 PM #1
Tessa Skeens
Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign - Grand Junction, CO
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Great in depth information Jack. I hope your local community appreciates you!

Apr 11, 2014 01:39 AM #2
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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This post is so timely.  I have some buyer who are considering these questions for the husband's parent.

Apr 18, 2014 01:17 PM #3
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


This is such a thoughtful post. Most people don't want to think about it, but I think they should.

You did this post with tenderness and great information. Compassion comes through clearly.

Thank you Jack.

Apr 21, 2014 12:20 PM #4
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