It’s never easy to watch our loved one’s age. We see a beloved parent or other family member go from a strong adult capable of caring for themselves to someone who needs help with daily living activities. Realizing that your loved one needs help is the first step – can they benefit from senior care services in New York?
In-Home or Assisted Living?
One of the first considerations you will need to make is whether your loved one would benefit more from in-home care or assisted living. In many cases, in-home care sounds the most attractive, but it’s often infeasible. This is particularly true if your loved one:
- Struggles with dressing and caring for themselves
- Struggles with medications
- Struggles to with depression and loneliness and is bereft of a circle of peers
- Struggles with chores around the house
While in-home care can often help our loved ones enjoy the help they need while maintaining their own home, an assisted living facility can offer the same benefits, but in a professionally-monitored environment. Yes, it will mean leaving their home, but most elderly who enter an assisted living facility find that the rewards far outweigh the drawbacks.
Senior Care Services Available
If you are considering an assisted living facility, you’ll need to make sure that your loved one will receive the care and services he or she needs. Some of the important services to look for include:
Independent Living Facilities – It is important that the facility you choose offers your loved one the ability to continue living an independent lifestyle, with their own residence. It is important for privacy and self-esteem, as well as comfort.
Peer Group – The right facility will help connect your loved one with others in his or her age group, and who share similar interests. This enriches your loved one’s life, giving them friends with whom to talk and socialize, and helping to combat loneliness and depression.
Dedicated, Professional Staff – The staff at the facility you choose should be screened and vetted and should be dedicated and professional. They should be committed to providing outstanding, compassionate care to every resident at all times.
At Castle Senior Living in New York, we believe that your loved one deserves the best in life, and we tailor our services to achieving that.