Selecting the Right Senior Care Community

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Grace Pointe

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Mar 03, 2024

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Deciding, for yourself or for a loved one, to move into a senior care community is a big step. You’ll need to consider the right level of care while also keeping in mind the environment desired and long-term care options.

Asking yourself the following questions will help guide you through what type of community and level of care is the right choice for you or your loved one. 

Section 1. Questions – For Seniors, Children or Family Members: 

  • Do you maintain an active and social lifestyle while remaining independent at home?
  • Are you able to safely manage your own medication?
  • Are you looking to engage in recreational, educational and social activities with others?
  • Would you benefit from convenient services and senior-friendly surroundings, but are not in need of assistance with daily activities or skilled nursing?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, then you or your loved one would most likely be a good fit for Independent Living. Independent Living is a great option for individuals who are interested in increased social opportunities and mental or physical stimulation. Independent Living should not be viewed as a “nursing home” – in fact, at Grace Pointe Senior Care Community, our Independent Living neighborhood is active, lively and social.

Interested in taking a tour to see for yourself? Click here. 

Section 2. Questions – For Seniors, Children or Family Members: 

  • Do you need help with some of your daily activities, such as bathing or dressing?
  • Are there concerns around safety when you are home alone (in many cases, this may look like a series of recent falls that may have ended in the hospital or with injury)?
  • Are you having issues with meal preparation?
  • Are at-home care expenses getting steeper – to the point where assisted living may actually be more affordable?
  • Are you looking to engage in social activities with others?

If you answered yes to most or some of the above questions, then you or your loved one would be a good candidate for Assisted Living. Assisted Living tends to be a good option for seniors who want to maintain their privacy while receiving additional care and support from trained professionals. Not to mention, Assisted Living at Grace Pointe is a great way to stay engaged and fulfilled with others in the same life stage.

Section 3. Questions – For Children or Family Members: 

  • Is your loved one demonstrating unsafe behavior, such as wandering or aggression?
  • Does your loved one require 24/7 medical supervision or support?
  • Are you becoming concerned with the quality of life of your loved one?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then your parent or loved one is most likely a candidate of either Long-Term Care or Memory Care.

If you’re still unsure about what type of Senior Care Community is right for you or your loved one, feel free to reach out to us at the form below. We’re happy to answer your questions and provide you with low-pressure support through your decision-making process.

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