When a senior’s healthcare needs begin to change, choosing to move to an assisted living community can offer numerous benefits. It’s important to think about what type of residence will meet your needs now, as well as in the future. An assisted living community may be the right choice for your peace of mind.
Today’s assisted living communities combine housing and healthcare in a comfortable, home-like setting. Personalized care is provided for each resident by a professional staff that feels like family. Seniors are encouraged to maintain as much independence as possible, while having the opportunity to build new relationships with their peers.
Knowing the signs that an assisted living community would be beneficial is an important step in making the decision to move. Some of the indications include:
Concerns about safety: Maybe you’ve recently fallen in your home, and had no one to help you and make sure you were ok. Or, perhaps you’ve forgotten to do things like turn off the stove or lock the front door from time to time.
Issues with mobility: Perhaps you’re experiencing some difficulties climbing the stairs in your home or keeping up with household tasks due to limited mobility.
Health on the decline: If you’re frequently ill or have chronic health conditions, you may need help managing your medications or find yourself relying on loved ones more and more, either for care or for transportation to doctor’s appointments.
Fears about being socially isolated: Social isolation can lead to depression in seniors. Age can make it difficult to maintain social engagements, especially if friends and family aren’t living nearby.
Some of the services and amenities offered by today’s assisted living communities include around the clock care by a professional healthcare staff, planned meals, help with general housekeeping tasks and personal care, and scheduled social events and activities. You’ll enjoy a vibrant, active lifestyle and can rest assured that all your needs will be met, now and in the future.
At Lourdes-Noreen McKeen in beautiful West Palm Beach, residents in our Lourdes Pavilion enjoy a restful, secure environment. Our assisted living apartments are available in a variety of floor plans, with a centralized family room offering amazing waterfront views. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a tour.