What is Assisted Living Like?

Assisted living is a type of senior care that offers more assistance than traditional nursing homes. An assisted living community may have more staff on hand to help residents with daily tasks. Staff assists residents with meals, bathing, dressing, and managing medications. At Generations, our Assisted Living communities are designed to be more comfortable and safe than a hospital or nursing home. We have more amenities and are built to feel spacious and enjoyable. We also have 24 hr staff on hand to help with any resident needs.

How comfortable is assisted living?

Assisted living is a form of senior care that provides a combination of services to help seniors live independently and comfortably. These services may include help with daily activities like eating, bathing, and getting in and out of bed. Generations Assisted Living communities additionally offer vitality programs and services that help the senior stay connected and engaged with their community. Assisted Living is designed to be more manageable and less stressful for seniors, and it can involve help from a family member, a paid caregiver, or a healthcare provider. 

Assisted living communities are typically smaller than traditional homes, and they may or may not have their own staff. Instead, the staff of an assisted living community works with the residents’ family members or paid caregivers to help the residents live their lives to the fullest. Assisted living communities are generally more manageable than traditional homes for seniors with disabilities because they offer a less-stressed environment and fewer demands on the resident’s time and energy. They also tend to have a lower incidence of falls and other accidents because the residents are more aware of their surroundings.

What amenities are offered in assisted living?

Generations Assisted Living communities offer a number of amenities that can make your senior living experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Some of the more common amenities include: swimming pools, fitness centers, libraries, fitness centers, dining rooms, social rooms, private rooms, and much more. These amenities differ with location.

What safety measures are in place in assisted living?

Assisted living communities are required to have a number of safety measures in place to protect residents from injury. These measures include: a staff-to-resident ratio of at least one staff member for every three residents, a security system that monitors activity throughout the community, and a fire suppression system. Assisted living communities may also use other safety measures, such as smoke detectors, fireproof doors, and windows, or special equipment to prevent falls and 24hr security. Assisted living communities are designed to provide a safe and secure environment for their residents. In any home, there are risks involved with walking around, using stairs, and using appliances. A primary responsibility of the assisted living community is to provide a safe and secure environment for its residents.

How do families rate their assisted living experience?

Assisted living is a type of senior care that provides assistance for the physical, social, and mental well-being of older adults. These care providers can help an older person with daily tasks like cooking, cleaning, and shopping. They may also provide assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, managing meals, medication, walking, and getting in and out of bed. Generations Assisted Living communities have a staff of caregivers who assist the needs of residents 24 hours a day. 

Families who have loved ones living in assisted living often want to know if it’s a good fit or if it’s the right time.  Assisted living can be an excellent option for many people as they age, and it’s important to make sure it’s the right fit for your family as well. To find out if assisted living is right for your family, talk to the staff, tour the community, and ask questions

Learn more about how to decide if the time is right for Assisted Living. 

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