Choosing an Assisted Living Center

Choosing an Assisted Living CenterChoosing an Assisted Living CenterAre you worried about an elderly loved one living alone? While it may be hard to accept, it’s important to acknowledge when a loved one can no longer care for their own health and well-being. This is the time to look for assisted living options where your loved one will receive the care they deserve. Before making the difficult decision of choosing an assisted living facility, here’s what you need to consider.

Daily Care – An assisted living facility gives residents and their families the ability to determine the amount of care the resident will receive. Help is there if needed, but independence is also an option. Take a look at what type of care is necessary – help with daily tasks, bathing assistance, medical supervision, etc. – and find a facility that fits your needs.

Medical Attention – While an assisted living facility does not offer full-time care, there is typically 24/7 help available. If a resident has a health emergency during the night, staff will call the necessary medical provider for assistance. If your loved one requires full-time medical assistance, consider a nursing home.

Financing – Most assisted care facilities accept some type of government aid making them accessible to residents of all income levels. However, it’s important to look at housing and upfront costs to make sure any additional expenses can be covered for as long as they live there.

Environment – It’s important to find an environment that your loved one is comfortable with. Find a community with picturesque surroundings, outdoor amenities, and spacious sitting areas. Most importantly, choose a community that encourages social interaction between residents through daily activities.

At Autumn Pointe, our assisted living facility offers everything residents need to feel independent and cared for. Our facilities provide the privacy an active senior requires while offering on-site 24-hour care if necessary. This gives adult children much needed peace-of- mind in this next step in their parent’s journey. We offer a full range of amenities and a variety of floor plans. Contact Autumn Pointe today to schedule a tour of our facilities.