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What to Look for In Assisted Living Communities

June 27, 2016

What to Look for In Assisted Living Communities
When it’s become clear that you or an aging family member no longer want to remain at home, it can be confusing to figure out how to take the next step, especially if more care and support are needed.

Whether the decision is being made for personal, financial or health reasons doesn’t matter; the important thing is understanding all of the senior care options available to you so that you can make the best decision for the future.

Assisted Living Services
Contrary to popular belief, when you opt-in to Assisted Living you’re not going to a nursing home. Many Assisted Living residents are still able to experience varied levels of independence. The skilled nurses and caring staff on hand at Five Star Senior Living communities across Indiana ensure that residents will always have a helping hand when they need it, day or night. The benefits of Assisted Living at Five Star Senior Living include:
 
  • Assistance with daily activities, such as bathing and dressing
  • Daily medication reminders
  • Transportation services
  • Eating/dining assistance
 
 
At the Five Star communities here in Indiana, we also believe that assisted living is more than just amenities that come with a nice apartment. Our focus on health and wellness allows residents to thrive and remain independent longer.
 
Personalized Care
Since the needs for each person who requires Assisted Living differs, it’s important to find a community where it is standard practice to create a personalized assessment for each new resident. With a specific plan in place, there won’t be any learning by trial and error, so you have greater peace of mind.
 
 
Don’t Be Dazzled By Bells and Whistles
Many Assisted Living facilities boast fancy lobbies and shiny chandeliers throughout, but those are not the things that will take the best care of you. Of course, a comfortable and home-like environment are important factors when making a decision, however, it might be better to focus on the following:
 
  • Well-trained staff
  • Friendliness of residents
  • Accessible staff and immediate feedback
  • Level of cleanliness throughout the community
  • Safety--both indoors and outdoors
  • Food/Dining services, specifically if you have dietary restrictions
 
Make sure to always schedule a tour to visit a community before committing to move in. Many places can give off a certain vibe--go with your gut! If something doesn’t feel right to you, it probably isn’t. Luckily, there are many options out there for seniors these days.
 
A Big Decision
There are many stigmas surrounding the senior living community still lingering from days past. With so many advancements in education and technology, however, Assisted Living is actually much more luxurious than it used to be.
 
So, what are you waiting for? Find the best Five Star Senior Living community for you and your family today!