Aging in place, or living independently at home, is the option many older adults prefer. It’s understandable why many people desire to stay in the family home as long as possible – it is comfortable, familiar, and gives seniors a sense of independence. As health, mobility, and cognitive changes occur, you may wonder if home is a safe place for your aging parents, or if you should consider assisted living.
Rosalie Lane was the first to write her name on the list when she heard that residents 70 and older could receive the vaccine. The delivery of the Pfizer vaccine to protect against COVID-19 was given by the mobile vaccine clinic team from UCHealth Memorial Hospital on Wednesday.
If your family is like many others, you may have moved away from your hometown after college, perhaps settling hundreds of miles away from your parents. In other families, parents relocate to a warmer climate when they retire. But as parents age, it might become necessary to consider moving them to senior living community that is closer to where you live.
Every assisted living community is unique with its own sets of pros and cons. While services and amenities as well as dining and activities are important, they are not necessarily at the core of what makes an assisted living community great.
High quality care, experienced and qualified team members who are dedicated to supporting residents are of course the highest priorities. But what else should you look for in an assisted living community?
Sometimes, people use “nursing home” as a general reference to any place where members of the senior community live. However, this is definitely not accurate, there are very specific differences between a nursing home and an assisted living community.