Whether you’re considering an independent living or assisted living community, you will need to assess the amount of personal and individualized care you necessitate. The extent of assistance you require with activities of daily living, preparing meals, medication management, and housekeeping are factors that you should consider when determining yourability to care for yourselves. With the number of different options available, it can be challenging to select the right one that meets all of your needs. Hence, we have created a list of considerations when picking a living community.
Extent of Services
The first factor you should consider is the type of services they provide. Many living communities offer value-added services such as concierge, housekeeping, laundry, exercise and wellness programs, medication management to maximize convenience and enjoyment for their residents. While they are customized according to the level of care they provide for their residents, some living communities such as nursing homes provide more specialized and individualized services.
For instance, some may provide occupation and physical therapy to help their residents recover and maintain their abilities to perform daily tasks and activities to care for themselves. Therefore, the first thing you should do when contacting a living community is to enquire about the extent of services they can provide.
Location is a deal-breaker for determining many people’s decisions on the type of senior living community they would want to live in. Many golden agers will want to remain near their friends and families to facilitate hosting loved ones and also visit them as easily and when they like. More importantly, the living community will also operate differently and are subject to laws and regulations of different states.
Therefore, it is vital that you inquire about the boundaries and limitations to the amount of medical assistance offered. If you have a mental or physical health concern, be sure to enquire if the living community can offer the services you require.
Qualifications of Service Professionals
Professional service members should be competent and experienced in working with aging adults. They should be patient, compassionate, well-trained caregivers motivated to provide you with the personal care you require. In addition, they should be available to provide care, support, and help to residents.
Be sure that the living community has an adequate number of service professionals who are accredited, highly qualified, and well-trained in the area of expertise that you need. Besides asking the living community for their service members’ credentials and qualifications, a great way to verify this is to read reviews and testimonials shared by their current residents.
Availability of Amenities and Activities
An excellent living community should have the right amenities and activities to keep its residents engaged and entertained. They should be able to meet the residents’ physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, and mental health needs and keep them stimulated. Check with your living community on the frequency of social events and the variety of amenities available to keep you mentally and physically healthy and active.
Some activities beneficial for residents are art classes, educational trips to museums, continuing educational classes, wellness programs, and musical performances. Additionally, great amenities include a computer room to keep residents technologically educated, community entertainment, beauty and barber shops, and a media library.
Upscale Living at The Welstone At Mission Crossing
The Welstone at Mission Crossing provides you with everything you have dreamed about, with resort-style living quarters that are designed to be convenient, spacious, and stylish. In addition, we have a professional and highly-qualified team of service professionals that are devoted to support your adaption to a new and amazing life here. Moreover, we have gourmet meals prepared by experienced chefs that are nutritious and attentive to dietary needs, complete with a vigorous fitness and wellness program to keep you mentally and physically active.
If you require more information on the type of services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us or schedule a tour with us to experience our amazing living community for yourself!