Find a Home That’s the Best Possible Fit
Choosing a home is such a big decision, and even more so when you’re choosing an assisted living community for yourself or for a loved one. There are many factors to consider when narrowing down the options, and many things to think through to ensure the community chosen is a good fit for you or the senior in your life. You want to ensure they have everything they could need, as well as a great environment in which they can thrive and enjoy their days– especially when you can’t be around all the time. You’ll need a place that works with your budget for cost of living, and meets a list of other factors important to you or your family member.
First you’ll want to find an assisted living community in the best location for you or for the senior in your life. It’s important to be near family so sweet visits can be frequent, and to find a community in a part of town that’s both pleasant and has easy access to shops and restaurants for picking up necessary items from time to time, and for diverting outings to keep the days fun.
When you choose a Rome assisted living community, you’ll want to be certain all the services you or your loved one may need access to are offered. Does the community offer services such as assisted living, independent living, short-term stays, skilled nursing, and memory care? Making sure the assisted living community you choose offers a full scope of resident care is important as our needs change and evolve over time.
3.) Memory Care
Memory care assistance for those who require it is also an important part of assisted living community care. If you or your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s or other memory-related disorders, it’s imperative that access to the care and resources necessary is available to manage those conditions. A safe and encouraging environment that also offers day-to-day activities to enrich the time can go a long way in making residents feel supported, comfortable, and happy.
When deciding on an assisted living community for you or your senior, you’ll want to ensure the community is up to your standards with amenities. Make sure your loved one will feel perfectly at home in the space, and have everything he or she could need. Things you will want to look for as far as amenities go might include:
- Access to appliances for cooking, cleaning, and laundry
- Chef-prepared meals
- Outdoor recreation spaces
- On-site beauty and barber shop
- Secure entry
- Transportation to appointments and events
- 24-hour emergency response system
- Staff to help provide assistance when necessary
Environment is crucial. Think about all the time and energy you spend creating a home that’s a haven, a restful place where you can feel comfortable and safe. You’ll want to do your best to recreate that wherever you go, assisted living communities included. So for you or your senior family member, make sure you take note of the overall environment at the assisted living community you’re evaluating. What is the atmosphere like? Do residents seem happy? Does the staff appear warm and accommodating?
Check for an events calendar as well. Are there plenty of scheduled outings and interactive on-site events to keep you or your loved one occupied, engaged, and social? The benefits of being plugged in and connected are incredible, and you’ll want to make sure that is a big part of the culture at the community you ultimately select.
From location to environment to amenities, there is much to consider when choosing a Rome assisted living community. We hope this list provides you with helpful insight as you sort through your options, and we hope you’ll consider Riverwood as an option for your next home, or home of your loved one.