While every assisted living community is special, slightly different and features a culture that supports the residents who live there, there are certain standards that you can expect when touring any premier assisted living community.
You can always count on a safe, home-like setting that feels welcoming and comfortable. Typically, residents have a few different apartment layout options to choose from, each with essential amenities like grab bars in the restrooms and kitchenettes for independent meals or snacks. Residents are welcome to bring their furnishings and decorations into communities where apartments have patios or balconies. Residents can also take advantage of housekeeping, maintenance, and transportation services, allowing them to relax in retirement and avoid burdensome responsibilities.
Communities for assisted living also offer high-quality care. In addition to a familiar face available around-the-clock, nursing staff may help manage medications, check blood sugar levels, and even get in touch with your loved one's doctor. Most assisted living facilities also hire medical staff to provide services like podiatry, audiology, and even physical, occupational, or speech therapy on-site. Knowing these support resources are just down the hall is excellent.
Excellent meal options are available in assisted living facilities. Residents receive meals in a communal dining area three times daily, enhancing these occasions' familial and social nature. Residents can choose from various entrees, and chefs are equipped to handle the complex requirements of medically recommended specialized diets.
Finally, assisted living facilities to serve as social hubs to keep even the most reclusive residents connected to their neighbors. Each assisted living facility has a fully staffed department responsible for organizing, carrying out, and reviewing events, trips, and activities. This focus on making friends, following interests, and lifelong learning keeps locals feeling a sense of community with their neighbors.