There are many different senior care options available today, and it’s important to find the one that’s right for you. This is determined in large part by your individual needs, so let’s explore how to best identify what your needs are and how you can use that information to help narrow down the best fit for you and your family.

Assessing Your Needs

The first thing you’ll need to do is take a look at your situation and analyze what is working and what is lacking. You could, for example, still have plenty of drive to take part in certain hobbies and a strong network of friends to spend time with, but physical limitations are hampering your ability to complete certain tasks that are essential to everyday life, like cooking, bathing, getting dressed, etc.

Determine what’s working and what’s lacking in your life. Are physical limitations hampering your ability to complete certain tasks that are essential to everyday life?

Those limitations are what you’ll focus on as you think about what senior living options are right for you. Avenues like assisted living are designed to help provide care for the things your current living situation lacks, and in the right communities can be adapted to each resident’s unique circumstances, as opposed to applying the same care across the board.

A prime example would be communities like The Cottages. Here we ensure that solutions aren’t “one size fits all,” tailoring care for residents through our CareSteps program and making residents individual needs our primary focus.

If minor daily activities are all you need help with, then that’s the specific care you’ll receive at The Cottages. If you need more specialized care, we’ll ensure you have more hands-on attention.

For example, if two activities of daily living are all you need assistance with, then that’s the specific care you’ll receive at The Cottages. If you value more independent time and the freedom to do with your time as you wish, the staff will be there for you if you need them, but will respect your independence as well.

Meanwhile, a senior who has Alzheimer’s may require more specialized care, such as an environment that is specifically designed for individuals with memory loss, and attention from staff specially trained to address the needs of their unique situation. A scenario like this might require more hands on attention from staff, which again, The Cottages can accommodate through each residents customized care plan.

We welcome you to learn more about the various types of care available (and how these can adapt to your specific needs) by checking out our Senior Living Guide, which covers all the important details you’ll want to know about senior housing in its many forms.

Ready to learn even more about senior care options?

 

Be sure to check out our guide, Finding the Perfect Fit: Your Guide to Senior Living
to get in-depth information and learn more about the many types
of senior care that are available.

 

ACCESS THE FREE GUIDE
 

Ready to learn even more about senior care options?

 

Be sure to check out our guide, Finding the Perfect Fit: Your Guide to Senior Living to get in-depth information and the many types of senior care that are available.

ACCESS THE FREE GUIDE