If a loved one seems to be needing more care and assistance in their everyday activities, you may be starting to feel you should begin the search to find a nursing home to provide the skilled nursing services your loved one needs. You may be hesitant as you consider the idea of a nursing home, but keep in mind, living conditions and levels of care have changed significantly over the years. Assisted living communities provide a range of care services (without the misconceptions associated with the term “nursing home”) while also offering a variety of amenities, delicious dining options, and daily services.
Here are five things you might not know about some of the benefits of choosing an assisted living community:
1. Assisted Living Care
Assisted living programs provide personalized care 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. You can put your mind at ease knowing your loved one is being cared for. With 24/7 licensed nursing care, medication assistance, pharmacist and dietician consultant, coordination with physical, occupational, and speech therapy everything you need is under one roof. Along with health care, assisted living centers also provide personal care for residents who may need it. Personal care includes dressing, bathing, dining, and medication supervision.
2. Amenities and Services
Assisted living centers provide many services and amenities to help residents live a hassle free lifestyle. Between weekly housekeeping services, linen and laundry service, a beauty salon on site, and a restaurant style dining room, residents at The Lodge at Summers Pointe don’t have to concern themselves with daily errands. Instead of worrying about routine tasks, assisted living residents can spend their time enjoying the lounges, activity room, and front porch sitting area.
3. Assisted Living Apartments
Most people are surprised when they see the different apartment styles assisted living centers offer. Unlike the typical nursing home semi-private rooms, assisted living communities like The Lodge at Summers Pointe offer residents generously sized studios and one-bedroom apartments featuring private patios. Each room has individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Apartments are also full of safety features including emergency call system and heat/smoke detectors. Bathrooms are handicap accessible and equipped with safety bars.
4. Events and Activities
Assisted living communities offer residents an endless calendar of events and activities. Residents can join groups like book clubs, arts and crafts clubs, and many more based on interests. Different communities offer various kinds of events based on their resident’s hobbies. Communities will even host events where residents and members of the outside community are welcome alike. For instance, The Lodge at Summers Pointe hosts their annual Soup Cook-Off, a community breakfast to collect toy donations during the holidays, and even puts on a dog show. These events are a wonderful way to get involved in the senior community and meet new friends.
5. Pet Friendly Assisted Living
Most assisted living communities, such as The Lodge at Summers Pointe, welcome furry friends. However, keep in mind that all communities may have different restrictions regarding breed, weight limit, and animal type.
The Lodge at Summers Pointe in Winchester, Indiana is happy to answer any further questions you may still have about assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing, CCRC, memory care or any of the different choices you have. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour!