When someone we love, like our parents, get too old to take care of themselves, it may be time for them to live in a senior care community. For the elderly, moving out of a home they are familiar with and into a senior care community can be a scary thing at first. We need a place that works hard to provide a comprehensive approach to the emotional, mental and physical well-being of the people coming to live there. It is up to us to check out Senior Healthcare Placement in Quad Cities. We need to make sure that the senior apartments and on-site socialization opportunities are adequate to make our loved ones comfortable in their new surroundings.
They should be able to maintain an independent lifestyle without having to worry about home maintenance, housekeeping responsibilities and security. Their apartment should be large enough to include spacious rooms with large windows to look out and contain all of the appliances that are needed. Even if the apartments come furnished, out loved ones should be able to bring in personal items and furniture that they like to make it feel more like home.
Items that independent living Apts should include:
- A full size kitchen that has a standard size refrigerator, stove with oven, dishwasher, pantry and even a microwave.
- Plenty of closet space
- Storage space
- Washer and dryer
- TV, telephone and internet hook-ups
- Heat and air conditioning that is individually controlled for comfort
- All utilities should be included in the rent payment
If the ones we are trying to hard to help have memory problems due to Alzheimer’s, dementia or some similar health issue, there should be special memory care apartments that suits their special needs. There should be caregivers that are specifically trained to help those with diminished memories. They should be available to help with such daily activities and bathing, grooming, dressing or getting undressed and when needed help with eating and taking medications. Beyond just helping with those kinds of activities, the staff should help them find enjoyment each day by helping them to participate in games and crafts as well as activities that are designed specifically for those with memory issues.
click here to to know more about Silvercrest Garner Active Retirement Community