What Level of Care Does My Loved One Need?
Often we find that people choose a level of care that may not offer the support they truly need. To find the best fit for your loved one, it’s important to take an honest assessment of not only what will work for today, but the services that may be required in the future.
For seniors who wish to live independently but enjoy the peace of mind and attractive lifestyle that a senior living community provides, Independent Living is a wonderful option. Independent Living allows people to enjoy the amenities and conveniences of a senior community without the daily maintenance of keeping up a home. Generations Independent Living communities offer rich social opportunities, a wide range of activities, and all-inclusive amenities, but do not include personal and medical care. This is often the first stage of senior living.
If your loved one wants to maintain their sense of independence but requires occasional medical attention and personal assistance or struggles with activities of daily living such as walking, dressing and hygiene, Assisted Living may be the best fit. Many Generations Assisted Living communities offer the same rich amenities as Independent Living, including chef prepared meals, activity centers, Vitality Programs, fitness buildings, and bistros. If your loved one has difficulty living independently, or has suffered recent health complications, an Assisted Living community may be the best choice for them.
Those seniors with advanced memory loss benefit the most from memory care facilities. Generations Memory Care communities are designed to meet the needs of residents who live with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other memory issues, providing specialized care and support. Generations Memory Care includes care and programming guided by the Positive Approach® from Dementia Specialist Teepa Snow, and offers services and security that Independent and Assisted Living communities do not. Memory Care staff are trained specifically for the needs of those with memory impairment, and offer around the clock care for both activities of daily life and medical attention.
If your loved one has experienced a planned or unplanned, acute medical event like a major surgery, illness or injury, and is in need of recovery and rehabilitation support, Post-Acute Care (or skilled nursing) can act as a bridge between the hospital and home. Skilled nursing teams provide 24-hour licensed nursing care, including cardiac, stroke, diabetes, and post-surgical care. A wide variety of rehabilitation services and professionals are accessible on-site and Post-Acute care is usually temporary with a goal of helping the patient regain strength to return home. At Generations Post-Acute communities, individualized plans are created based on the patient’s specific needs.