It may be difficult for you to admit that you need a little help with meal preparation, medications and maybe even getting in and out of the shower these days. Most of all, it’s hard to think about leaving your home.
But don’t worry; Assisted Living communities in Dayton and the Miami Valley area work hard to make that transition a little easier for you.
A Helping Hand
In a nutshell, Assisted Living communities combine the help you need with the independence you cherish. In a home-like setting, seniors receive help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as meals, bathing, dressing, housekeeping and medication management; however, as the name implies, it’s just assistance and not control.
Explains Elmcroft Senior Living in Dayton in Washington Township and Xenia, “While we offer a helping hand with day-to-day tasks, assisted living residents are treated as the accomplished individuals they are. Each has the freedom of choosing their own agenda and activities, while feeling secure in knowing that we’re always there to provide support should they need it.”
Customized to Your Needs
Assisted Living isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Services are tailored specifically to what each resident needs. You’ll have help getting dressed each day and getting around your apartment, if you need it. However, if you only need someone to remind you to take your medicine and to look in on you, that level of service is available to you, too.
It’s important to note, however, that Assisted Living communities only provide medical monitoring, rather than medical care. Should residents need extra support, such as home healthcare, Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, with facilities in Dayton, Fairborn and Englewood, also coordinates services with outside healthcare providers.
An Enriching Experience
Plenty of planned activities, social events and life enrichment programs ensure that residents aren’t just biding their time when they make the move to an Assisted Living community. For example, at Elmcroft Senior Living, you can experience new cultural activities and cuisine every month in the Vitality Club or the Second Wind Dreams® program can help you realize life-long dreams like reuniting with loved ones or even performing in a ballet or swimming with dolphins!
Not Home Alone
Perhaps the most important benefit of Assisted Living is the knowledge that someone is avaiable and ready to help 24/7. According to Bethany Village in Centerville, a round-the-clock, onsite nurse, emergency alert system and 24-hour supervision provides “the ultimate peace-of-mind” for residents—and their families.
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