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Are you wondering if assisted living services are for you?

People worldwide are living longer and want to continue to live fulfilling lives.

As we age, it can be challenging to know what type of care we need or want such as assisted living care otherwise known as home care, companion care, rely on loved ones, or go to a retirement home?

The truth is most elderly people would rather stay in their home rather than be forced to move to keep their independence but as your loved one gets older it becomes much harder for them to do small tasks like cooking, cleaning or even shopping.

In these situations, the best solution for most seniors is getting assisted living services to support daily living and improve their quality life.

So the question is…

What Is Assisted Living?

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Assisted living is essentially support services for seniors. You can receive it in your home or anywhere of your choosing and it offers both medical and personal care.

As people age, they can experience chronic diseases, disabilities, limited mobility and other health problems. A home care agency can offer assistance to these individuals in performing daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping.

The use of assisted living services typically involve a caregiver visiting the individual at home to provide assistance with activities of daily living to improve a persons quality of life. This type of assistance is typically needed for up to four hours a day and may be offered for several days a week or on an intermittent basis. This type of senior care can be provided by caregiving professionals such as nurses, personal care assistants and social workers.

Some of the services that are offered in assisted living services vary from one home care agency to the next because not everyone offers home care or medical and it’s even rarer to find one managed by a medical profession who can properly assess the proper care your loved one needs

Some services that are offered for assisted living include:

  • Meal prep for nutritious meals
  • Personal care services that include dressing and bathing
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Some medical care services
  • Social and recreational activities

What Type Of Care Should You Get?

 

You should talk with your family and local home care agency about the type of personal care that’s needed for your loved ones. Take time to consider what services are important to you and have a risk assessment done in the home by a licensed medical care professional.

One of the things you should avoid is speaking with an home care agency that isn’t managed by medical professional because they can’t properly assess your situation and provide you with general care.

Think about some of the following questions when considering care for your loved one:

  • Has a risk assessment been done to evaluate the safety of the home?
  • Do I have a medical need like exercising, medication management, etc.?
  • Why do I want/need to change my living arrangements?
  • What daily activities do I need help with (bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, remembering medications)?
  • How often do I need help?
  • How do they respond to medical emergencies?
  • Are staff members available to assist residents who experience memory, orientation, or judgment losses?
Janice Green

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The Top 5 Benefits of Assisted Living

Read on to learn the five top benefits of assisted living from the comfort of your own home.

 

1. No Social Isolation

Social isolation is an alarming issue with many causes, but one of the most common is the lack of human interaction with family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers.

This social isolation can lead to health problems such as mental health issues or even substance abuse.

The good news is that there are many ways to combat the problem of social isolation just through easy changes in your daily routine to get the right level of care that you need.

2. Tailored Care

Everyone is different, and assisted living tailors for this. Care services can be increased or decreased depending on your needs. For example, you might just receive home care for housekeeping services and meals.

However, if something changes, staff can ensure you immediately get the support you need so that your care constantly fits the need of you or your loved one.

3. A Healthy Lifestyle

Assisted living also provides healthy meals and intellectual stimulation to keep you busy. Who doesn’t want delicious meals prepared for them and the ability to access more activities? Your lifestyle will quickly get healthier!

4. Better Security and Safety

Assisted living services also provides the level of security and safety you need for peace of mind.

This service type of service can help assess your loved ones home and put fall prevention measures in place if needed. And there will be ways to alert staff if you need help of any kind.

Assisted living companies have trained staff with the expertise to support you safely.

5. Independence

It can be frustrating as we age and want to maintain our independence but thanks to assisted living for seniors this empowers people to be independent and lead a quality independent life.

For example, you might just need companion care so that you can maintain your independence in the comfort of your home and even get transport options so you can attend health appointments with ease, not having to worry about who to ask to take you.

Is Assisted Living for You?

Assisted living services can be an excellent option for seniors who want assisted living care with personalized care plans. You are also investing in your future, as assisted living services will help you stay well and maintain your independence for longer.

JANCARE provides home care assisted living services. Contact us today to learn more about our care plans and how we can help you.