When it comes to senior living options, making decisions can feel daunting or overwhelming. Knowing the key differences between the various senior living options can make the decision process easier to navigate. Read on to learn more about two important options: home care and assisted living.
“Everyone has their own living preferences and unique care requirements. Deciphering how those factors correlate with where to live can be challenging,” explains Terry Walsh, President and CEO of Friendship Village. “We understand the different senior living offerings and are here to help individuals and their families navigate through their decision process. Ultimately, our goal is to find the perfect fit for each individual.”
Assisted Living provides personalized assistance with daily activities in a private apartment at a residential community. Services include medication management, personal care, and weekly housekeeping. The availability of a 24-hour licensed nurse and physical therapists on campus enhances resident health and wellness. The National Institute of Aging found that seniors who engage in social activities can improve their mental and physical health. Assisted living communities typically host a variety of activities and social events for residents to enjoy.
At Friendship Village, assisted living communities promote a healthy lifestyle, enhance independence, and provide social opportunities for the wellbeing of our residents.
An AARP survey found that 77% of individuals over 50 want to age in place. This option can be appealing to older adults who enjoy the comfort of their own home. However, many seniors often would benefit from the convenience and accessibility of health care resources closer to home. The Friendship Village team now brings our exceptional services and care right to their homes with our FV at Home program.
Home care lets individuals receive additional assistance within their own homes. Its wide variety of care and service offerings include meal preparation, light housekeeping, and running errands. Individuals who are seeking some medical assistance can opt for in-home physical therapy or professional nursing.
When making a big decision, the goal is to feel confident in the final choice. That confidence will come when the decision is informed by open and honest discussions about preferences and care needs. It can be hard to ask the right questions or notice subtle changes. Remember, the goal is to find the right option for you. Not sure what questions to ask? Take this 5 minute quiz that asks all the right questions to see which senior living option is the best fit for you!
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