Living Options for Seniors
Senior living options can be overwhelming for many families. It can be difficult to understand the different types of senior living options available and how they differ from one another. In this article, we will explore various senior living options and help you understand what to expect from each.
Breaking Down the Senior Living Options
At New Perspective, we offer a range of senior living options to fit your loved one’s unique needs. Our communities provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere where seniors can live with independence, dignity, and purpose.
Our senior living options include independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Residents may have access to services and amenities such as:
- Comfortable, spacious accommodations
- Restaurant-style dining
- Housekeeping and laundry service
- Exercise programs
- Concierge services
- Variety of social opportunities, activities and clubs
Independent living is an excellent option for seniors who are looking for a community that offers a maintenance-free lifestyle. Our independent living residents enjoy an array of services and amenities, including chef-prepared meals, housekeeping, transportation, and social activities.
Assisted living is ideal for seniors who require more assistance with daily activities. Our compassionate and highly trained staff provides assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing, and other activities of daily living.
Memory care is designed for seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Our memory care communities provide a safe and secure environment where residents receive specialized care from our skilled staff.
Skilled Nursing is for older adults who require 24-hour supervised care such as those with cardiac or respiratory diseases, or those recovering from serious injury. These communities typically have a licensed physician or nurse on site, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapists.
Home Health Care
This type of care assists older adults in living independently at home. It is often used when recovering from an illness or injury to help you regain your independence and become as self-sufficient as possible.
Home health care can be provided on an hourly, as needed basis, or on a 24/7 live-in basis. Services for this senior care living option can include:
- Occupational, physical and/or speech therapy
- Skilled nursing
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Assistance with cooking, cleaning and housekeeping
- Coordination of care
Hospice care combines pain control, symptom management and emotional and spiritual support for terminally ill individuals. It is designed to assist the family and/or caregiver in making the patient as comfortable as possible with assistance available around the clock. Support is provided to the family as well.
Hospice Care is often provided in the patient’s home, but can also be offered in hospice centers, hospitals and skilled nursing communities. The Hospice Care team typically includes:
- The patient and family/caregiver
- Home health aides
- Clergy or other spiritual counselors
- Social workers
What to Consider When Choosing Senior Living Options
When considering senior living options, there are several factors that families should keep in mind. Here are some important considerations to help you make the best decision for your loved one:
- Care needs: any health conditions, mobility limitations, and assistance required for daily activities.
- Location: Is it close to family and friends? Are there nearby medical facilities and amenities that your loved one may need?
- Services and Amenities: Review the services and amenities offered by the senior living community. Do they offer transportation, housekeeping, meals, and social activities? What other services and amenities are important to your loved one?
- Staff Qualifications: Consider the qualifications and experience of the staff at the senior living community. Are they trained to provide the level of care your loved one requires? What is their approach to resident care?
- Affordability: Understand the cost of the senior living community and whether it fits within your budget. Are there any hidden costs or fees that you should be aware of?
- Resident Reviews: Research resident reviews and feedback on the senior living community. What do current and past residents have to say about their experience?
Senior Living Options at New Perspective
Our communities are located in beautiful areas with easy access to shopping, dining, and cultural activities. We believe that seniors should be able to enjoy life to the fullest, and we strive to create an environment where residents can do just that.
At New Perspective, we understand that each resident is unique and requires different levels of care. That’s why we offer personalized care plans that are tailored to meet each resident’s specific needs. Our senior care living options include independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Contact us today to learn more about life at New Perspective.