One of the greatest challenges of aging is coping with the shift when an older adult can no longer safely live alone. Assisted living is an important step in this process, as it serves seniors who can no longer live alone, but don’t necessarily need round-the-clock care, or to be in a nursing-home setting.
It can be very difficult to arrive at this point in one’s life. The most common reason for seniors to go into assisted living is because they’ve experienced a fall or injury. Or a senior may struggle with basic activities that once came easily. This transition can be overwhelming and difficult for family members as well. While admitting we need help can be difficult, it's important to find a community for assisted living that allows a person to live as fully and independently as possible.
Communities like Westwind House allow seniors to get the help they need, without having to be totally dependent on others. Assisted living provides support where you need it, such as cooking, housekeeping, laundry, and medication management, along with the ability to interact with and live alongside other people. Living around other seniors can have great benefits – including preventing the negative effects of isolation.
Don’t think of retirement as the end of independence. Getting helpful care in assisted living actually allows for more freedom. Seniors don’t have to worry about maintaining a house, cooking, or laundry. All that is taken care of – so they can enjoy maintenance-free living and enjoy a more social, active lifestyle.
It’s important not to wait for an event, such as a fall, to start considering assisted living. It’s likely that we will all need additional care at some point as we age. Planning for this reality allows your family to have this conversation well in advance. Discussions and research now saves everyone stress later on.
WHAT IS ASSISTED LIVING?
Assisted living is generally the first, and best, option for seniors who can’t perform daily activities on their own anymore. An assisted living community provides quality, caring, trained staff to help with basic care, such as:
- Assistance with medication, including reminders and supervision
- Health monitoring, including daily health needs
- Help with personal hygiene, including bathing, dressing, and grooming
Other amenities include:
- Three delicious homemade meals daily, plus scheduled snacks
- 24-hour emergency call system
- 24/7 staffing
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Activities, outings, and exercise programs
- Transportation to and from outings and appointments
The real value is in working with a staff who understands where a resident needs help, and where they don’t. This way, residents get the care they need while maintaining the independence they want.
At Westwind House, all residents have access to delicious on-site dining, their own living space, and options for events, socialization, and activities. We create a care plan, tailored to each individual. Our pricing is all-inclusive, starting at $2,650.00/month for a studio apartment. No end of month surprise up-charges for care. The only extra costs are for TV/cable, phone or an optional in-house emergency call button service.