senior livingChoosing the right senior living option can be difficult, but there are ways to make it easier. At Embassy Healthcare, we want you to have the information you need to make the right senior living decision.

 

Know what type of communities are available

Different communities offer different levels of care. Here’s a breakdown of the various types of communities and what they offer residents. 

Independent/Retirement Living Communities: These communities are for those who want an independent lifestyle without the hassle of lawn care, snow removal, home maintenance, or trash pick-up. Some even offer dining programs, housekeeping, and laundry services.  

Assisted Living Communities: Residents receive more care services than independent living communities, including: medication, bathing, dressing, and personal care. Restaurant-style dining and social programs are also common to help residents live engaging and active lives. 

Skilled Nursing Care: These facilities offer a higher level of health care services including 24-hour access to nurses, physician care, disease management, and various therapy options. 

Memory Care Programs: For seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia, different types of services are required, including specially trained staff, dementia-specific social programs, and a secure environment. Services such as dining, laundry, housekeeping, medication management, and transportation are also provided.


What type of community meets your needs? 

Now that you know what each community offers, think about what you want to gain by moving into a senior living. 

  • If you want to live an independent lifestyle, but don’t want the hassle of homeownership and upkeep it requires, consider an independent living community.
  • If you don’t require complex medical care, but do need help remembering medication or getting to doctor’s appointments, an assisted living community may work for you.
  • If you require more complex medical care or need supervision by a skilled professional, skilled nursing care might be the right option.
  • Individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia require supervision or care at all times of the day and a memory care program will help provide that. 


Take a tour

Make an appointment to tour all facilities you are considering. These tours allow you to learn much more about the facility than you can read about online. Make sure to ask lots of questions and get to know the staff and residents during your walk-through.

Come visit us at Embassy Healthcare and see if our facilities are right for you. We’ll take you on an extensive tour, answer your questions, and help you make the right decision to meet your senior living needs.