The idea of leaving your home is emotional – especially if you feel lost about what options you have. If you feel insecure about continuing to live independently or are tired of the upkeep that comes with owning a home – you may want to consider assisted living. Assisted living communities offer options for adults who do not need 24-hr medical care, but need help on a daily basis.
To help you understand assisted living, we’ve compiled some things you may not know about assisted living communities.
You Stay Independent
A common misconception is that assisted living communities are similar to skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes. This is not the case! While seniors do not remain independent in a skilled nursing facility, they absolutely do in an assisted living community. In a community, you continue to live independently but receive assistance when you request it. The amount of support, outside stimulation and number of visitors is completely up to the resident. Most importantly, you are free to come and go as you please.
You Get a Helping Hand
As mentioned above, you can receive support when you need it. Assisted living communities provide non-medical care tailored to the resident’s needs. In addition to the non-medical assistance, residents do receive medication management, access to on-site therapies, and regular health assessments. Non-medical care includes meals, housekeeping, transportation, and help with personal hygiene.
You Get a Home
Senior apartments in assisted living communities are designed with the resident’s privacy in mind. They can range in size from a studio to a two-bedroom apartment. Each apartment is unfurnished which allows you to bring your own furniture and make the space unique. Your personal belongings help you adapt to the move quickly and turns a house into a home.
You Meet New Friends
We provide transportation, wellness programs, and plenty of on-site events… Like happy hour! Residents are not confined to a particular area of the building and are welcome to make themselves at home in any of the common areas. We encourage residents to participate in as many activities as they would like, as it helps you make fast friends.
Moving into an assisted living community, like Franklin Park’s communities, means improved quality of life that helps you continue to thrive. While this transition can be an emotional one, it’s also a positive step in the right direction!