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How to Choose Senior Living that’s Perfect for You When you decide to live in a community instead of aging at home, the next step is selecting the right place.Fortunately, you have many choices, but you need to understand every one of them before you can make a good decision. Asking the Right Questions The way you answer certain questions can be a good gauge of the type of senior living community that will be best for you.
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Independent Living
What I Can Teach You About Caregivers
Older adults who select an independent living community usually do so for convenience and socialization.Do you consider yourself active and independent?Can you manage your personal care needs, such as medications, effectively and safely?If you don’t want to worry about maintaining a home so you can enjoy your life more with friends and family, then an independent living community may be a perfect choice. Assisted Living In an assisted living facility, you maintain your privacy and independence in a private suite or apartment. > Do you need someone’s help when performing activities of daily living, like getting dressed, eating or combing your hair? > Is personal care and safety a problem for you? > Are you having a hard time preparing your meals? > Is your family caregiver becoming worn-out? > Do home care costs exceed the expenses of living in an assisted community? > Are you having concerns about feeling isolated? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have to start learning about the assisted living communities in your area. Memory Care Memory care is providing a special type of care to adults with Alzheimer’s disease or any other type of dementia that has something to do with age. If you are searching for a senior home for a family member or friend, the following questions will help you decide if he or she may require memory care: > Is it necessary to provide round-the-clock supervision? > Are there behaviors that are difficult to handle, like wandering or Sundowner’s syndrome? > Is it very difficult for the individual to remain engaged in meaningful endeavors? > Is your or the caregiver’s family or career life suffering because of the care demands of the senior? Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Usually, CCRCs – also called life plan communities – are the favorite of seniors who want to stay active and independent while preparing for their future, too. > Do you prefer not to ask your adult children for assistance when you come to a point where caregiving for yourself or your other half is no longer possible? > Do you require one type of senior living and your spouse another? A CCRC or life plan community can be the best choice for seniors who want an extensive senior care community that offers a number of options for their current and future needs.