Senior Living may be the right option for someone who needs regular personal care with everyday activities such as help with medications, dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, or food preparation. But how can we be sure the benefits outweigh the risk? Here are 4 benefits to choosing a senior living community in today’s world:
Seniors who choose a senior living community are offered safer social opportunities that help communities remain their vibrancy. Our social events may look different than they used to, but with communication and a little understanding, residents are able to safely socialize. Scheduled dining and small group activities lead to more intimate gatherings where residents are able to socialize with one another.
Life Enrichment departments continue to offer programming tailored to the seniors who live in our communities. In addition, we are able to showcase virtual and interactive programming that includes virtual tours, travel, educational classes, performance arts, fitness, and more. Management and staff regularly visit residents in their apartments as well as regular wellness checks with care staff. Our focus during wellness checks and personal care help us understand the resident’s well-being.
All of our communities have the capability, whether it be Zoom, Facetime, or another video-related app, face-to-face visits if you are unable to visit. Many family members choose to have “window visit” conversations with their loved ones if outside visitors have been restricted from entering the building.
A great reason for choosing a senior living community is knowing they continually step up their infection control policies through federal, state, and local guidelines.
For staff and residents, Priority Life Care starts with education. We hold in-person education, posters, and videos, for matters such as proper handwashing technique, wearing face masks, and physically distancing oneself from others.
Additionally, our communities follow best practices through cleaning and limiting visitors, as possible, to further stop the spread of infection. Safe practices include:
It’s important that our residents continue to feel at their best. Priority Life Care continues to provide the right opportunities for residents to focus on overall wellness. We encourage residents to take part in fitness opportunities available on-site in small groups, virtual, and sometimes outdoors (weather permitting). Many residents are also able to access online fitness through programs like Silver Sneakers.
To reduce the risk of infection, Priority Life Care communities are able to provide on-site access services such as physicians, physical therapy, and pharmacy services. Telehealth may also be available, as applicable.
When food, medicine, care, home maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry is taken care of by the community, you can focus on being the daughter again. With resident’s 24/7 access to support, you can have peace of mind knowing that our staff is always on-site to support your loved one. You will also have accessibility to our staff for questions, comments, and updates on your loved one’s health. Giving us the caregiver duties means you can be a daughter again.
Regardless of the pandemic, we understand that families and their loved ones each have their own concerns and unique needs. Our communities are prepared to make you feel at ease and be a resource in your search for senior living. If you have any questions about community living, call us. We are here to help!