If you have just begun to think about assisted living for a family member, you might be overwhelmed by the countless options available for senior care. While there is no standard definition of assisted living, it usually entails a residential community with skilled nursing and personal care.
The level of care can vary from one facility to another, with some offering full medical attention for residents who are bedridden or completely dependent. Others provide independent senior living options with minimal care options. The facility you choose will depend on your loved one’s current and anticipated needs.
Just as care level varies by community, so does personality and experience. Some assisted living facilities are located in large, high-rise buildings in urban communities, while others have a suburban feel and may offer townhomes instead of apartments or suites. The size of a community can also affect the feel of the facility you’re considering. Smaller communities may have a more tight-knit group of residents who feel like family, while larger communities can have a busy, bustling feel, much like an apartment complex.
Most assisted living communities offer activities and amenities for their residents. Clubs, exercise classes, social events, and family activities help seniors feel connected to their new friends, as well as to the family who came to visit. Many communities also offer off-site tours and activities so residents can stay involved with the town or city in which they live.
The community you choose with your loved one should match their health care needs as well as their personal and social preferences. Visit several different communities to get a feel for your options before making a decision, as your loved one’s comfort and happiness will go a long way toward helping them stay safe and healthy.
Wellington Homes of Wisconsin in Wisconsin Rapids is an assisted living facility that feels like home. With 24 single- or double-occupancy suites and a compassionate staff that’s available 24/7, you or your loved one will be cared for in a safe, comfortable environment. Wellington Homes of Wisconsin is located on 50 acres of beautiful, scenic land you must see for yourself. Call (715) 423-5600 or send a message online to schedule your tour.