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How Do You Find The Best Care For Your Aging Parents?



Aging may bring challenges that often make living in a cherished family home impossible. As everyone values their home, we must help seniors live in their homes for as long as possible. However, when home becomes an unsafe place for them to live, we must make the decision to move them into a setting which is better equipped to meet the needs of seniors. The decision to move a family member to a senior care facility is not an easy one to make. But you can make it less difficult by proper planning.

 

Figure out what type of care your loved ones need

 

As with most other issues, things will go much smoother if you plan properly and do thorough research. Now-a-days there are various types of senior care settings in the United States, such as assisted living facilities, independent living communities, family group homes, skilled nursing homes, intentional communities, in-home care, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) etc. The levels of care offered by each of these facilities is different. Therefore, you must clearly understand the needs of your parents and decide which type of setting would be the best fit for them.

 

The Assisted Living Option

 

Assisted living communities in Austin are designed to assist people who have trouble caring for themselves to the extent that they are no longer able to live safely in their own home. In general, assisted living facilities are staffed twenty-four hours a day. The employees are well-trained to help and supervise the elderly residents. The residents get necessary help with their activities of daily living (ADLs) while living independently in their private apartments. The main features of assisted living communities include:

 

  • The residents get direct assistance with their activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, eating, and medication administration;

 

  • Staff members are well-trained and their service is available twenty-four hours a day;

 

  • The setting offers an environment that encourages independence, but not to the extent of an independent living community;
  • The residents are provided with delicious and nutrient dense meals with restaurant-style dining;

 

  • The residents can participate in creative life enrichment activities provided by the community daily .

 

 

Independent Living

 

As it sounds like, independent living communities, or retirement homes, are for people who are independent and do not need any help with their activities of daily living. Generally they are set up with different types of residential settings and house a large number of seniors. These settings are unrestrictive, allowing the residents to maintain complete independence. Independent living is the best option for seniors who are able to do all day-to-day activities themselves but want to interact with others of their age. Most independent living facilities offer a variety of social events and recreational activities for their residents.

 

Nursing homes

 

Nursing homes, or skilled nursing facilities are intended to help individuals with health conditions that require 24/7 availability of medical personnel and constant observation. Due to the high level of care and monitoring provided by these facilities, Nursing homes are considered to be a highly restrictive living option for seniors.

Posted by Sitebox Admin on 12/15/2017 3:58:33 PM
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