You may not have always stayed at five-star accommodations when you traveled or even dined at many five-star restaurants, but that doesn’t mean you can’t expect an assisted living experience that gives you the lifestyle you deserve after a lifetime of raising a family and planning for retirement. Coming into the years when you need or desire a helping hand with some day-to-day tasks shouldn’t mean you have to settle for a living arrangement that is less than what you’ve known all your life. Here are some tips for transitioning into assisted living, five-star style!
1. Resident / Caregiver Ratio – Look for assisted living facilities that maintain an advantageous resident-to-caregiver ratio, so you’ll be more likely to get the help you need when you need it. You don’t want to sit in your pajamas till noon because there aren’t enough caregivers to help everyone with their morning routine in a timely fashion.
2. Home-Like Environment – The closer your assisted living experience matches the environment of living in your home, the smoother the transition will be and the happier you’ll be. Look for bright and airy, for example.
3. Personalized Services – No two people are the same in terms of what they need help with. Choose an assisted living facility that customizes your experience to what assistance you need while encouraging you to do those things you are still able and willing to do. This helps you maintain as much independence as possible.
4. Flexibility – Your needs will likely vary in the coming years. You may not need a great deal of assistance now, but that could change. Choose an assisted living facility that is flexible enough to adapt, including offering Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
If you are looking for personalized assisted living care in a nurturing environment that encourages independence, freedom, and respect for each resident, give us a call at Senior Care Carolinas. Our resident-centered care is unlike anywhere else. Our assisted living homes average 2 to 6 residents for a home-like experience that is five-star compared to other facilities. Call us today to arrange a tour and learn more whether for yourself or a loved one.