13 Oct What’s It Like in Assisted Living?
While moving into senior living will be a transition, the supportive lifestyle it offers is unmatched and will expand your life in unexpected ways. Still, it can be challenging to understand what you’re stepping into when embarking on a new adventure like this.
“The goal at an assisted living community is to provide residents with as much autonomy and choice as possible while providing the individualized support they need,” says Executive Director, Eric Maack. “We want every resident to enjoy the vibrant residential life offered at a senior living community.”
While you might seek out assisted living because you have senior care needs, it’s the lifestyle that will win you over. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect as a KindCare Assisted Living resident.
What Is Assisted Living?
Assisted living facilities are a tier of senior living which provide personal care, 24-hour supervision, and a safe and engaging environment where seniors can thrive. Residents enjoy private, homelike living designed to promote independence.
Older adults who live in assisted living care facilities often receive help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). These are basic tasks required to maintain independence, like bathing, dressing, getting in and out of bed, managing medication, grooming and preparing meals.
KindCare team members provide care that addresses your particular needs and is tailored to you and your preferences. We make sure you have the support you need and deliver this support in a way that respects your dignity and honors your lifestyle.
Imagine life without the nagging to-do list associated with homeownership and daily responsibilities. When you move into KindCare Assisted Living, you’ll no longer have to worry about home repairs, yard maintenance, or even transportation.
Other services you’ll enjoy include:
- Weekly housekeeping and linen services
- Escort services to and from activities and meals
- Concierge services
- All-day dining at your convenience
Personalized Senior Care
Assisted living communities provide the care services residents need without unnecessary intrusion into their day-to-day schedules. 24-hour supervision by staff ensures that if residents need extra support, it’s available to them, but it’s not the same as a skilled nursing facility, which is more like a hospital setting.
Staff members at KindCare coordinate with you and your current healthcare providers to design an individualized care plan. This personalization not only provides essential healthcare services, but it also takes into account how and when you want to receive care.
This quality senior care includes:
- Medication management
- Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
- In-house physical, occupational, and speech therapies
- Wellness programming
- Coordination among care providers
- Incontinence management
- Specialized dietary accommodations
- Telehealth and telemedicine programs
An Array of Engaging Activities
Maybe your most pressing question is, “What does a typical day look like in an assisted living home?” The short answer is: whatever you would like it to look like.
With the weight of managing a household and addressing your own health needs off your shoulders, you can now focus on spending time however you like. Perhaps there are hobbies you’d like to pick back up or skills you’d like to acquire. Maybe there are some leisurely activities you look forward to during this phase of life.
However you define the good life, assisted living communities are here to facilitate this for you. At KindCare, we offer vibrant life-enrichment programs that offer you countless opportunities to live a full, connected life.
During a typical day, you might have the chance to:
- Take a ceramics or watercolor class
- Sit in on a travel lecture from someone with firsthand experience
- Experience a culinary demonstration and tasting by professional chefs
- Receive training on technologies like email, social media, or video chats
- Play a game of Trivial Pursuit in an activity room
- Enjoy a cocktail hour at the pub
- Attend a Popcorn and Evening Movie put on by the Film Club
Dining To Fit Your Schedule
Meals are an integral part of life, and most assisted living communities provide three meals a day with a variety of culinary options. In some communities, you’ll be provided meals at specific times, making them some of the only regimented parts of your day.
The culinary experience at KindCare offers all-day options so you can eat whenever it’s convenient. If you want to sleep in, a full breakfast menu will still be available. You can schedule a get-together with family whenever it’s convenient for you without having to consult the dining hours. You can partake in a meal before you leave, eat when you return, or dine together at our bistro.
KindCare has a full-service restaurant with a menu of daily specials, all-day breakfasts, and always-available items. If you don’t see anything on our menu that satisfies your craving, you can special order your favorite dish. In fact, you can even submit a family recipe for a book the community will put together and distribute during the December holidays.
KindCare Family: A Great Choice for Seniors
KindCare Assisted Living is a senior living community with neighborhoods in Bristol and Naugatuck, Connecticut. Here, resident growth and well-being are our priorities. In an effort to enhance senior lifestyles, we place a special emphasis on human connection, fostering friendships between residents, associates, and visiting family members. Contact us today to tour a KindCare Assisted Living community.
Call 959-212-7318 today to learn more about our upcoming events and how you can RSVP for yourself and a guest.