Looking into senior living communities, but confused by all the terms that are being thrown around? If so, we have compiled this helpful glossary to be of use to you in making your decision.
This living option is best for seniors who require a level of assistance with tasks of daily living, such as bathing and grooming, medication management, incontinence management, or mobility needs. Mental and physical stimulation is provided through the numerous activities and events on offer.
Daily Living Activities
You may have seen this phrase around often and are unsure what it means. Basically, it refers to the activities you need to complete in daily life. This includes the most basic tasks such as getting from one place to another (this can be as simple as from the bedroom to the bathroom), meal preparation, keeping clean and hygienic, and more.
If you think that you do not need senior living since you are in good physical shape, your impression of what constitutes a senior living community is wrong. Independent senior living is perfect for those who would like the comfort and convenience of living in a safe and secure environment, where they can access all the amenities and services they need right on their doorsteps.
This living option is for individuals living with memory-related conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Often, it can be the case that their loved ones are untrained to provide the best care for their condition or that no one is available to be around 24/7. Memory care applies scientific principles and the latest best practices in the industry to improve the quality of life of residents.
Unlike the living options mentioned above, respite care is a short-term arrangement. The most common reasons for engaging respite care include:
- To give the primary caregiver a much-needed break
- To provide the patient with care after going through a medical procedure such as surgery
- A temporary care option for patients who are in between caregivers
Respite care can be provided for a few hours a day or throughout the day in a residential care setting.
It is a mistake to think that you or your loved one are doing well because you do not have any physical health conditions. Social isolation can take its toll on individuals who are in robust physical shape and put them at increased risk of developing certain conditions, including cognitive decline.
Discover Independent Senior Living at Conservatory At Alden Bridge (CAAB)
If you are looking for a senior living community that can provide you with all the comforts and conveniences you need, look no further than Conservatory At Alden Bridge. Here, you can find resort-style amenities and a team of friendly and helpful staff members who are always ready with a smile. A packed calendar of social events and recreational activities provide plenty of opportunity for socialization and mental stimulation. If you would like to schedule a tour, please feel free to contact us today.