Is Assisted Living Right for My Loved One?
July 20, 2020 | CC Young General
It can be difficult to notice gradual or sudden changes in your parents’ behavior as they age. You may have begun to notice that your parents are slowing down a bit and are no longer able to complete some daily activities on their own, like doing laundry or walking up and down the stairs. You may be feeling anxious and a bit confused about what the best care option is for your parents and unsure where to start to help them live a full, independent lifestyle.
Becoming knowledgeable on different senior living options can help you better understand what type of care that’s best suited to your parents’ unique needs.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is a senior living option that provides your loved one with a combination of housing, personal care services and health care services all designed to help them complete normal daily activities while promoting a maximum level of independence. Assisted living communities will provide your loved one with personalized care in a residential setting where they can live a healthy lifestyle and take part in social engagement.
When your loved one joins an assisted living community, they will have access to care services, 24-hour supervision and assistance and health-related services. Having all of these services in one place minimizes the need for your loved one to relocate to find additional care and helps accommodate your loved one’s changing needs.
At CC Young, our approach to assisted living is to find the perfect balance between your loved one’s individual needs and the way they want to live. Everything we do is designed to help your loved one experience a healthy, secure and purposeful life.
Assisted Living vs. Independent Living
In contrast to assisted living, independent living is an ideal option for seniors who are still able to live independently but would like tasks like home maintenance taken care of for them. When seniors join an independent living community, they will be able to live a completely independent lifestyle in a safe environment with minimal assistance.
In assisted living, your parents would still be able to live as independent of a life as possible, but the care goes beyond home maintenance. This type of environment offers additional assistance and health care that allows your loved ones to live safely and comfortably.
Assisted Living vs. Nursing Homes
Nursing homes are completely different than assisted living or independent living options. A nursing home is ideal for seniors who cannot live independently and require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance.
A nursing home may benefit someone who:
- Requires constant care due to chronic conditions
- Can no longer feed themselves independently
- Has progressive conditions
- Has experienced an injury and needs significant rehabilitation
It’s important to keep in mind that an assisted living community is not the same as a nursing home. Assisted living gives your loved one an opportunity to socialize and live how they want to live without having to worry about daily chores and frustrating home maintenance. Plus, assisted living can give you peace of mind knowing your parents are no longer living at home alone.
Experience Assisted Living at CC Young
We understand that deciding to move your loved one into an assisted living community is a significant decision and that’s why we try to provide you and your family with a vibrant, comfortable living option that makes your loved one feel like they’re right at home.
At CC Young, we have two distinct Assisted Living Residences for your loved one to choose from: The Hillside or The Vista. When your loved one joins one of our assisted living communities, they can expect to enjoy a long list of services and amenities designed to help them live their most independent life possible. Some of our amenities include:
- Worry-free, maintenance-free living
- Urgent call care system
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Medication monitoring and management
- Three delicious and healthy meals a day
- Full calendar of outings, events and excursions
- And so much more!