Looking for senior living options for your loved one can be quite the task. There are various types of senior assistance programs, and determining which will best suit the needs of your family member requires an understanding of the types of housing assistance programs there are. By better educating yourself and your loved one, together you can make a decision that will benefit them physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Senior Independent Living Communities
These communities are developed for individuals aged 65+. This setting is best suited for seniors who have reached retirement age, but are otherwise in good health. The communities provide house maintenance services that might include cutting grass, disposing of trash, and making necessary housing repairs. Seniors love living in this type of close knit environment because they’re surrounded by like minded individuals. Many senior living communities are closely located to shopping plazas, local markets, and public transportation for their convenience.
Assisted Living for Seniors
If your loved one struggles with common day to day activities but otherwise is in fairly good health, you might consider an assisted living facility. These facilities have trained staff on board to assist seniors with tasks that might include bathing, getting dressed, driving, or preparing a meal. Seniors get to select an apartment that will best accommodate them and their needs.
For seniors who need a lot of assistance getting around and also have significant health conditions, choosing a nursing home facility is the best solution. Nursing home facilities have licensed medical staff on call 24 hours per day. They assist seniors with everything from getting dressed to caring for their health conditions.
This is just the basis of what will be provided for seniors in the various types of housing programs. The best way to determine which of these would be best for your loved one is to schedule a visit. Talking with the staff will help them to best determine what your family member’s needs are and which facilities would best suit those needs. From there, you and your loved one can take a tour of the facilities and determine which the better solution is. For more information on senior living and health care services, visit http://www.duncaster.org/health-and-services.