This Fourth of July, along with outdoor picnics and fireworks displays, consider looking into the benefits of declaring independence from the burden the day-to-day duties that come with running a household unassisted. Seniors and their families can be anxious about moving into a senior community—fearing a loss of independence. In fact, the opposite is often true. Residents of senior living communities can attest to the new freedom they experience because of all the services and amenities available in these communities.
“Residents in our communities are often delighted to discover the joy of living in a community where they no longer have to do the day-to-day chores but instead have access to dining rooms, laundry services, transportation, onsite staffing, recreational facilities—and many other services that make life easier and better everyday,” said Mark Cimino, CEO of CiminoCare. “We offer a mix of lifestyle options that are tailored to residents’ needs and preferences, our active residents are free to choose from all the services and amenities available to them, giving them independence to choose what they wish to do.”
Senior living communities offer residents different levels of assistance and amenities, depending on individual abilities, requirements and lifestyles. While communities differ in the types of services they offer, here’s an overview of some common types of senior living choices and what they offer residents.
Independent living communities offer active seniors the comforts of home with the convenience of resort-like amenities. Residents can enjoy freshly prepared meals in a dining room, laundry services, housekeeping services, convenient transportation, 24-hour staffing, and group activities in a common area. A full social calendar includes outings, cultural events, educational programs and clubs. Neighbors are also active and independent, and may share common interests.
Residents are free to cook for themselves and guests, or to eat in the dining room. They can choose to entertain in their own living spaces, or to join community activities. Active senior living means just that—as active as each resident chooses.
Assisted living comprises housing, services, and personalized assistance and care based on the needs of residents who need help with daily activities. Support services meet scheduled and unscheduled needs in a way that offers utmost dignity and independence to each resident, and always involves the resident’s family and friends. Assisted living communities provide support with daily activities like bathing, grooming, dressing and escorting. Residents and their families can choose from an array of services and amenities designed to meet individual needs.
Some senior living communities provide specialized memory care for residents with memory loss and other forms of dementia. At communities that offer Alzheimer’s/dementia care, residents are provided secured spaces that create a warm and calming atmosphere with familiar sights, sounds, and aromas. Trained staff provide person-centered care through socialization and activity-sensitive programming, as well as education and counseling support for family members.
Choosing the best senior living situation is a process that hinges on each individual’s capabilities and preferences, and emphasis is always placed on balancing independence with needed care and services. Instead of restricting residents’ activities, senior living communities provide the types of amenities that free residents to enjoy life to the fullest. Contact CiminoCare today to find a community near you.