You want to ensure that your elderly parent or loved one always receives the best care possible. Whether you have been tending to them yourself or may be considering an assisted living community, you probably have a lot of questions about proper care.
While it may be a bit overwhelming when deciding on whether or not an assisted living community is right for your elderly parent, there are some simple questions you should ask.
Here’s what you should know:
Will You Have Access to a Case Manager?
Case managers are an essential part of the communication process between residents and their loved ones. It’s vital to stay in the know of how your elderly parent is progressing in their new environment and if any changes to their care should be implemented.
What Types of Activities are Offered?
Socializing and staying active is an integral part to both the physical and mental health of seniors. If your loved one has specific interests or hobbies, participating in these activities will support enjoyment and can assist your loved one in leading a fun and fulfilling senior life.
What amenities are offered?
The amenities in an assisted living community can have a positive impact on health and happiness. You’ll want to know the following:
- Are there social and cultural programs provided to residents that foster independence?
- What does the dining experience entail?
- Are healthy food choices available?
Are there any specialty programs?
Assisted living residents that are encouraged to interact with their community can be a benefit to their overall health and wellness. For example, pet therapy programs or local school involvement programs with children, are all wonderful ways for seniors to feel like they are part of the surrounding community.
Making a decision about what is best for your aging parent ones can be taxing. The Arbors Assisted Living would like to invite you and your loved one to visit our active senior living community. We foster a nurturing, caring and fun environment for all residents. Schedule a tour today.