Making suitable living arrangements is a decision all people have to address at some point as they age. Loss of mobility, safety and security, and comfort level can all come into play as you consider the housing options available to you or your loved one.
Picking the right independent living community is just the first step in planning your retirement. Once you’ve selected the facility that will support the lifestyle you desire, you get to choose your specific accommodations.
Moving out of your home and into a senior living community is a big decision. You may have certain things you’re looking for or you may be completely overwhelmed at the choices available to you in Federal Way. No matter what your priorities are, there are certain questions you should be asking when selecting your future home.
While people tend to lump all elderly care and retirement facilities together, there are several distinctions between the different living arrangements in terms of environment, services offered, and financial structure. If you are seeking a home for you or your loved one, it’s important to consider the available options and their distinctions to find the right fit.
Updated on March 5th, 2019 As you and your senior family member make the decision to move them from their own home into an independent living community, you must decide where to go. Not all facilities are the same, and it’s important to become familiar with your options for independent living. One of the important questions to ask is what life will be like for the resident when they move. In a moment, we will take a look at what could be involved in a typical day for residents at Federal Way.
If you are just beginning your search for an assisted living community, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here is a list of 6 questions to consider when researching assisted living communities.
It can be difficult and even a bit frightening to move into an independent living home after being in your own house for so many years. You knew your neighbors, how long it took to get to the grocery store from your house and when the local park would be filled with children. You now have a new life in a new place, and you want to make the most of this experience.
If you're considering a move to an assisted living community, you may be confused about the levels of care that are offered. While your assisted living apartment has a fixed rate of rent, the care needed can be separate. There are different levels of care for each individual. It also possibly could change if your health declines. Level of care is determined case-by-case. Most communities use a point system to periodically evaluate each resident and the care they will require. For example, Village Green has six levels of care that ensures you will be able to live independently as long as it's feasible. Here are the basic criteria used in most assisted living communities to determine what level of care a resident requires:
As your parents age, you may worry about their safety and mental alertness. If you don’t live near them, it can be difficult to visit and check in. Even when you’re close by, you may search for an excuse to drop by without them getting upset about your motives. This issue continues to be a concern even when your loved one has moved into assisted living, because you want to be sure they are being cared for properly. Here are a few ideas on how you can do just that.
A friend we know has been taking her daughter to visit college campuses this spring and says it’s causing her a lot of stress. They all seem nice, she said, and the people are friendly, so how do you choose?