What You Need To Know
There are so much to know when you are caring for the elderly and it’s important to understand the options that are available. Below I will give a quick description of the programs most widely available in most markets and highlight the focus of the Garden View communities.
55 and older active adult community
Active adult communities aren’t much different than any other residential community, aside from their age requirements, but most are designed with a retirement-friendly, low-maintenance lifestyle in mind. Active adult communities can be comprised of single-family houses, as well as multi-family patio homes, condominiums, or townhomes, with units that are owned by the resident (as opposed to a rental community). Often, this type of 55 and over community will be built near shopping, restaurants, parks, and other attractions since residents are still eager to live an active lifestyle into their retirement years.
Interior maintenance and daily upkeep are the responsibility of the homeowner within active adult communities; however, low-maintenance or maintenance-free exteriors are usually provided, paid for by the resident through their monthly homeowners’ association (HOA) dues. Residents can enjoy other aspects of their retirement years, without the burden of maintaining a yard or dealing with other exterior home maintenance chores or repairs. Other than the HOA dues (and a mortgage payment, if applicable), there are no other monthly fees required for residents in an active adult community.
Unlike some other senior living options, active adult communities do not have on-site dining facilities for residents, nor do they provide any type of healthcare services, however the HOA dues of these communities frequently do pay for certain communal amenities. From golf courses and tennis courts, to pools, clubhouses, and more, these shared facilities put the “active” in active adult community.
Residential Care Homes
Residential care facilities provide rooms meals and personal care for those finding it difficult to live at home. Personal care may include assistance with bathing dressing taking medication and helping with toileting Perry residential care facilities or most likely a single-family home, caring for a small number of adults.
Assisted Living (Garden View)
Assisted living communities offer help with all aspects of daily living such as bathing grooming and dressing assistance semi-private or private living units. Rose assisted living facilities offer a wide range of services and amenities such as meals, educational classes, exercising and beauty parlors some allow residents to have pets.
Memory Care (Garden View)
Memory care facilities provide specialized care for those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals with these conditions often being expert care in a safe environment. Care facilities offer and forms medical services, social activities, 24-hour supervision, and daily meals. Remember we care units offer increased security for those who may wander due to dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Adult Day Centers (Coming to Garden View Baton Rouge end of 2022)
Adult day centers offer a variety of programs and activities designed to promote well-being through social and health delayed services. Adult daycare centers operate during daytime hours, usually Monday through Friday will provide a safe, supportive environment. Meals are typically included in snacks during the day.
At some point, it may not be possible to cure those with serious illness and a person with terminal illness may choose to discontinue treatment. Hospice care offers comprehensive comfort care and support for the patient and their family. The Hospice team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and trained volunteers. Hospice care can be provided in the home, nursing homes, hospital, and in a specialized Hospice center. They care team visits regularly and provides support 24/7.
Skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as social services may be provided based on the needs. Home health is using less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective this service is provided with a skilled nursing facility.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Skilled nursing facility is a special facility or part of a hospital providing necessary medical and professional services such as nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapies stay in skilled nursing facilities are normally temporary to resolve a medical need for further recover from a recent hospital stay.
Rehab facilities provide specialized medical care and comprehensive rehabilitative services (physical, occupational, and speech therapy) to those who are injured, disabled, or suffer with a disability due to a stroke or other debilitating disease. Patients admitted to acute rehabilitation facility are expected to make functional improvements and activities of daily living.
Piercing home provide residential long-term care for elderly or disabled. Nursing homes offer custodial care like bathing dressing and feeding.