7 Tips for Finding Senior Care for Yourself
It finally happened.
It was that slip, that fall, that let you know that you may need some extra help. Or maybe something happened to your loved one—perhaps they forgot to turn off the stove or they’ve repeatedly forgotten to pay bills that are piling up on the living room table.
Whether you’re looking for someone you love or you’re interested in finding senior care for yourself, looking for assisted living near you can be a daunting task. Don’t worry. We’ve outlined a few basic principles that will help you determine the best level of senior care near you.
Items to Consider When Finding Senior Care for Yourself or Someone You Love
1. What Is the Level of Resident Independence?
The key to quality assisted living is not to take away independence, but to support it. Many come with their own rooms and apartments that create a home-like environment without the headaches of home maintenance.
We recognize that, at some point, everyone will need a helping hand—and we’re glad to provide that for you. But we also have a deep respect for independence. Therefore, we make sure our residents live as independently as safely possible.
2. Are There Numerous Activities Available?
Assisted living will be your new home. Therefore, you want a place that offers several activities to keep you engaged. While there will still be time for your older, favorite hobbies, these activities give you a chance to gain new skills and meet new friends.
Some of the activities we have a Cedar Cove include:
- Exercise classes
- Board and card games
- Worship services
3. Is Everything Included?
Some assisted living communities charge for every little thing, eventually “nickel and diming” you all the time. At Cedar Cove, our flat fee structure makes everything simple, and you don’t have to worry about charges for every little thing.
4. Who Owns the Facility?
Some assisted living homes are owned by large, faceless corporate conglomerates that are immersed in red tape and bureaucracy. You want an owner who stands by the assisted living community and is dedicated to providing the best service.
At Cedar Cove, we’re proud to be family owned and operated. In fact, don’t be surprised if you see some of these family members out and about in the community. We have a vested interest in quality care because you’re also our neighbors.
5. Are They Able to Accommodate Your Diet?
Perhaps you have diabetes or the beginning stages of heart disease. Not only does diet become an important part of your health care plan, but you want the food to taste good as well. After all, this will be your new home. You should expect the best from your meals.
At Cedar Cove, we offer restaurant-style dining with home-cooked meals that are not only delicious, but also nutritious. We’re able to carefully follow any guidelines from your health care team, and we take great pride in our dining team.
6. What Is the Location Like?
Assisted living not only takes the drudgery out of home maintenance and house cleaning tasks, but by doing so, it gives you more time to do the things you enjoy. Through planned excursions and family visits, you’ll want to explore the surrounding areas.
Cedar Cove is located in beautiful Wilmington, NC on the Carolina coast, home to some of the region’s most beautiful beaches. With a vibrant downtown, extensive shopping choices and world-class restaurants, there’s always something for you or your visitors to enjoy.
7. Is the Staff Friendly?
You’ll be spending a lot of time interacting with the staff, so it’s important that they treat you with respect and dignity.
At Cedar Cove, we pride ourselves on our friendly staff–our goal is to make you feel like family. We care for you with the same compassion we would if you were our own parent or grandparent.
Cedar Cove Has the Answers to These Questions (and More!)
One of the most important aspects of finding the best senior care for yourself or someone you love is to get the answers you need. When you ask, the staff should be friendly, welcoming and open—giving you all the information you need to make an informed choice.
But most importantly, we treat our residents like they were members of our own family because, in many ways, they are. This enables you to step back into your role as son, daughter or spouse.
If you’re looking for senior care for yourself, you can rest assured that we’ll have the welcome mat out for you, and you’ll be greeted by smiling faces.
Contact us today to get started.