Did you know that there are many different levels of Senior Care? In the event that you are thinking about senior care but do not know which option will be the best fit, there are multiple senior care choices accessible to you that differ greatly according to the level of self-reliance and senior satisfaction. At Maybelle Carter seniors are offered full continuum care, alongside similar aged peers. Listed below are the list of pros and cons for each.
Independent Living: this retirement way of life is perfect for individuals who are still dynamic and free, but also like to have someone cook and clean for them.
- Social interaction
- Cooking and cleaning provided
- Easy transition into Assisted Living, when the time comes
- Minimal medical care
In-Home Care: this senior care, also known as “aging in place” is dependent upon the state of the senior, which includes standard checkups to ensure the health of the senior.
- Less traumatic
- Comforts of home
- Lower associated costs for family caregivers
- Less access to emergency medical care, if needed
- Overwhelming for family caregivers
- The home may no longer be a safe environment
- Higher associated costs for in-home trained professionals
Assisted Living: this senior living alternative is perfect for seniors who find they require more hands-on assistance with daily tasks like showering, dressing and, administering pharmaceuticals.
- On-site medical care
- 24/7 emergency response team
- Medications, activities of daily living, meals and housekeeping are routinely provided
- Full continuum care
- Endless community services, amenities, and scheduled social events
- Transition into assisted living can be a difficult adjustment for some
- While it’s not the most expensive, it can be costly
Memory Care: this specified senior care program offers care to residents experiencing the onset of dementia or Alzheimer's.
- Personalized programs with multi-sensory experiences
- Care and support that specifically caters to their memory needs and promotes a high quality of life
- More home-like, as compared to a nursing home
- Not as expensive as nursing home care
- Quality continuum care
- Confusion due to unfamiliar environment and people
- High associated facility costs
- Limited independence
For further counsel on selecting the appropriate senior care, consult with a specialist or primary care physician. Also, if you have questions regarding senior care arrangements, get in touch with us today to schedule a no obligation evaluation! We cheerfully welcome you, your friends, and family to join our Maybelle community today.
Written by: Katie Hanley