The decision to move your loved one to a senior living community is not one to be taken lightly. There are a lot of elements that contribute to this decision, such as the level of care your senior loved one needs, the lifestyle he or she wishes to keep up, and his or her current living situation. A significant part of this choice is finding a senior living community that fits all of you and your loved one’s needs.
Hospice care and palliative care are often confused or associated as the same type of care. This fact makes many people unaware of what these services entail, when is the appropriate time for these services, and how these care options differ.
The role relationships and social interactivity play in our day to day life is staggering. The ability to craft trusting, caring and loving relationships is vital to our wellbeing. Whether the relationship is professional, platonic, or even romantic, it plays a significant role in helping us achieve a feeling of social belonging.
If you are seeking an assisted living community for a parent or loved one, you want to make sure it is the right fit. But how can you or the family members and friends taking a tour know if the senior living community is the right fit if you don’t know what to look for?
Transportation is an important topic to think about, especially as you climb in age. While you may have joined a retirement community, you still have places you need to go and things you want to do. Adventure is out there, and even if you might not be able to drive yourself, you can still travel and visit new places.
The modern retirement age is changing and gradually increasing as time goes on. While the average retirement age used to be 65 years old, it has progressively increased to 67 years old for those born after 1959. As the modern retirement age changes, you may be wondering what your retirement age is, or you may need a little help planning what your retirement will look like.
If you have an aging friend or family member, you may want to consider learning more about diseases that affect mental and physical health. In this case, we encourage you to ask ‘What is Alzheimer's disease?’ Alzheimer's disease is a condition that can cause memory loss, mood swings, confusion, and even loss of speech, and is typically seen in older adults 65 years and older.
Senior health can sometimes be challenging to navigate. While assisting your loved one to a doctor’s appointment may not seem like it could be rough, it actually requires a lot of effort; more than most people think. While a retirement community may help solve these issues, you may have a loved one that prefers to stay at home. With that decision comes some maintenance that you will have to pick up on. It may not seem necessary, but assisting your loved one to a doctor’s appointment could actually help.
Is your loved one anticipating a transition into a senior living community in the near future? Moving into a senior living community can be a positive life choice as well in addition to a wonderful experience. For some, moving may seem like an overwhelming change that they may not feel ready for. With a little planning, the transition to assisted living can be an easier one. Meanwhile, Brickmont Assisted Living has a few tips to help a loved one better adjust to a senior living community:
At Brickmont Assisted Living, we believe all seniors deserve to live where they are loved. This is the philosophy behind all we do, from our passionate hospitality to the layout of our community. Every one of our apartments are designed with our resident’s safety and comfort in mind. By offering spacious one and two-bedroom apartments, residents can easily relax and also visit with guests in their private living area.