Does an older loved one require long-term care but you need help figuring out where to start to find it for them? You’re not alone. Approximately 70% of seniors in the U.S. will eventually need long-term care.
Senior living communities offer a range of care options tailored to older adults’ unique needs and preferences, but choosing the correct type of senior living community takes time and knowledge.
In this article, we’ll look at the different care options available within senior living communities and the benefits and other factors to consider before choosing a senior living community.
What to know about the senior living care options
Assisted living communities are designed for older adults who need help with activities of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and grooming. Maintaining independence in a social environment is one of the main advantages of assisted living communities.
Assisted living communities like Season Senior Living offer a variety of services, amenities and planned activities including:
- Nutritious, chef-prepared meals and snacks
- Scheduled transportation to shopping, and local places of interest
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Sports bar
- Billiards room
- Juice bar
- Full calendar of engaging activities, fun outings, and special events
In addition, residents have a choice of beautiful private and semi-private studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments.
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Independent living communities are a great choice for self-sufficient seniors who don’t need help with personal care. These communities are designed for healthy, active seniors seeking a fun and vibrant social environment.
Benefits of independent living communities include:
- Maintenance free lifestyle
- Happy hours
- Organized and planned activities and events
- Fitness classes
- Educational and cultural opportunities
- A focus on health and wellness
- Private apartments or condos
- Five-star dining
- Educational classes
For people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, memory care communities offer a specialized lifestyle for residents and their families.
Memory communities have staff members who are specifically trained in memory care techniques and also help residents with personal care, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting.
In addition, residents have access to daily customized planned activities and programs designed to stimulate cognitive function, engage and support residents while enhancing their quality of life.
Because people with forms of dementia are more prone to changes in personality, confusion, anxiety, and wandering, memory care communities are designed with calming colors, secured entry doors, monitoring systems, low-profile beds, and motion-activated lighting to promote the safety of the residents.
Memory care communities are often available in assisted living communities allowing residents access to high-end services and amenities.
Caregiving is mentally and physically exhausting. Even the most dedicated caregivers sometimes need a break. Respite care gives caregivers a short-term break that allows them to take a vacation, rest, restore their energy, practice self-care, and regroup.
Depending on the community, respite care can last from an afternoon to several days or weeks. Respite care residents have access to the accommodations, amenities, services, and activities provided by the senior living community.
Whether you need a little help with personal care, a vibrant community full of social opportunities with peers, help with a loved one with memory care challenges, or a short break from caregiving, there’s a senior living community with care options perfect for you or a loved one.
Senior living communities are designed to promote independence, social interaction, community involvement, health and wellness, and high-quality care.
If you’re interested in senior living in Clearwater, Florida, contact the caring senior living team at Seasons Senior Living would love to help! Download our free Family Decision Toolkit for helpful tips about choosing the senior living lifestyle.