Imagine enjoying a maintenance-free but more active lifestyle…
Or maybe your parent could use a helping hand with a few daily tasks…
Your family may be searching for care that can enhance quality of life, if your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia…
Or you may be searching for 24/7 support and attention for a parent living with a chronic condition.
The right senior living community can be the perfect choice for any of the above.
But if your family isn’t aware of all the options available, you may be surprised at the wide range of services you can find.
What services are you looking for?
To help you find the perfect community, you’ll want to have a clear understanding of your loved one’s needs and preferences. Each type of senior living offers many advantages but they typically focus on a specific type of resident.
Try asking these questions to help clarify which type of community might be the best fit:
- Are you primarily searching for an independent, active and maintenance-free lifestyle?
- Is assistance needed with daily tasks, such as dressing, grooming or bathing?
- Would you like to discover opportunities to maintain your physical and mental fitness?
- Are you searching for healthy dining options?
- Is loneliness or social isolation becoming more frequent?
- Would you like to have more friends in your life?
- Are you no longer driving?
- Is your current home age-friendly or would it require expensive renovations?
- Is around-the-clock care and support needed for memory care or chronic conditions?
- Do you or a family member need rehabilitation after a hospital discharge but before returning home?
Senior living care options available
In general, you’ll find the following types of senior living to select from, as well as what features may differentiate them from the others.
Senior living care option #1: Independent living
These communities are perfect for those who are still living independently and are searching for an easier but more active lifestyle.
You’ll find your own accessible private residence, with a selection of floor plans that you can personalize to make your own. A full-sized kitchen is included but you can also take advantage of the on-site dining options when you’d like to let someone else take over the cooking.
You’ll also discover a maintenance-free lifestyle along with a wide selection of activities, social events and entertainment. You’ll appreciate the natural and easy ways to meet and make friends, and the scheduled transportation so you don’t need to worry about traffic and parking if you no longer are driving.
Senior living care option #2: Assisted living
These communities are the perfect match for those who are still able to mostly live an independent life but could use a helping hand with some of the daily tasks of living, such as bathing safely, dressing, grooming or managing medications.
You’ll find a private residence, with a selection of floor plans to help you create a home with your personal furniture and belongings.
Among the other advantages you’ll find, include:
- Several opportunities to meet and make new friends
- Dining programs
- Activities and amenities
- Opportunities to stay physically and mentally in shape
- Scheduled transportation
- Security and safety systems
Senior living care option #3: Memory care
If your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the time may arrive when the care needed exceeds what can be provided at home.
A memory care community can compassionately ensure your family member is well cared for. Residents are supported to remain engaged in life and with others, participate in activities and therapy programs that can stimulate memories and help individuals reminisce, eat a healthy diet and achieve their highest quality of life.
You’ll find a lower staff-to-resident ratio so there is more time for interaction and to respond to a resident’s specific needs. The staff is also specifically trained to know the best practices of interacting, responding and caring for those living with memory impairment.
Senior living care option #4: Skilled nursing community
There may also come a time when your loved one requires around-the-clock care due to age, frailty or chronic health conditions. Many families are unable to provide 24/7 attention but it would be unsafe for their loved one to remain at home alone.
Skilled nursing or long-term care communities are designed to provide this level of continuous support. Your loved one will also have the benefit of socializing with others, participating in activities and enjoying a healthy dining program.
For those who have had an illness, injury or surgery and are being released from the hospital but are not yet ready to return home, rehabilitative services may also be available at these communities. Not only is care provided but physical and occupational therapy as well.
The Charleston Senior Community
Locally owned and operated, we offer personalized care by our dedicated team members. Setting a new standard in Assisted Living and Memory Care, we don’t define our residents by their limitations or illness but instead believe in focusing on the positive and the possibility.
The Charleston Senior Community includes private apartments for assisted living residents and for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Your loved ones will benefit from our attention to detail, routine health assessments, delicious dining and daily activity programs as we support them to live their best life.
Consider a few of our amenities:
- Chef-led dining program
- Community movie theater
- Live entertainment
- Outdoor patio
- Social lounges
If you or your family is thinking about assisted living or memory care, we hope you will consider The Charleston Senior Community. We are a trusted resource and are here to answer any questions. We also invite you to download our complimentary information, A Family Guide to Funding Senior Care & Housing.