Assisted Living: Getting It Right the First Time
Gathering resources about caring for an aging parent can be both time-consuming and confusing. Sifting through the various housing alternatives and facilities available in the Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert area is easier when they are gathered together in a single location.
When an aging parent requires more care than they are able to receive in their own home, an assisted living facility is often the first option to consider. Assisted living provides care based on the needs of an individual. There are different types of assisted living facilities and choosing which type is right for an individual is the first step. Following that, selecting a specific assisted living facility that matches the social, physical, and medical needs of an aging parent becomes easier.
For those who prefer a small and more personalized type of setting an assisted living care home is often the best option. Usually, each person has their own room or small suite of rooms in a larger home-like environment. Caregivers are typically available around the clock to help residents with dressing, bathing, grooming, medications, and any other needs not requiring skilled nursing care. It is important to understand exactly what is included at each home. Some homes even provide individualized transportation and assistance to and from medical appointments. Meals are usually prepared throughout the day in the home’s kitchen. In some homes the residents can avail themselves of the kitchen facilities as well.
Some assisted living care homes specialize in caring for the memory impaired senior. These homes usually have security measures in place and sometimes, depending on the level of memory impairment, the doors, windows and yard will be also secured.
Larger assisted living facilities are specifically designed to enable seniors to “age in place”. Often, services are provided from a type of à la carte menu, allowing each individual to add or remove as their needs change. Many of these facilities provide social and recreational activities, outings, dining facilities with the option of one, two or three meals each day and who’s staff provides medications management.
Larger facilities are also available for the memory impaired senior. Some specialize in care specifically for Alzheimer’s patients. These facilities usually have caregivers trained specifically in understanding and working with memory impaired individuals.
Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Desert have some of the finest assisted living facilities available in the nation. Senior Living Options of the Desert is here to assist with all the information needed each step of the way, assuring the best and most satisfying life for every senior. We have over 25 years experience in helping families make the right choices by providing them with the pertinent questions, answers and options. Our family advisors are available by phone and by personal appointment to provide additional information about Assisted Living Care facilities nearby. Please contact us at 1-888-700-4322.