Navigating the different levels of senior care in Northern Alberta can be challenging. What kind of support does my loved one need? What do all the different care levels really include? How do I take my loved one’s needs and wishes into account when picking the right senior’s living for them? These questions can make your mind swim! We’re here to help explain the two main levels of senior care: independent seniors living and supportive/assisted seniors living – so you can understand what type of seniors living community in Northern Alberta is best for you and your loved one.
Independent Living for Seniors
Some seniors are able to do most things by themselves, while others may need some extra help here or there. For those who want a retirement community with the added bonus of services and amenities such as housekeeping, meal preparation, and on-site activities – Independent Living is the ideal solution!
In an Independent Living seniors community, chores and regular home maintenance are no longer a problem. Residents live independently in their own suites, but have full access to any amenities, services, and activities that their community might offer – all included in their rent! In general, independent living suites are designed to be easier to navigate and more accessible for aging adults and give your loved one the opportunity to easily connect with peers.
Assisted (Supportive) Living for Seniors
For seniors that may need some assistance to live on their own, supportive living communities exist to provide support services like 24-hour response and staffing, housekeeping, meals, and recreational activities. These communities are very similar to independent living communities, with all the same bonuses of services, amenities, and activities, but with the inclusion of personal care services.
Aging adults who qualify for supportive living are typically able to make decisions on their own, but are at risk if they continue to live in their current living environment. Supportive seniors living residents may need help with daily living activities – like getting in or out of bed, help with showering or bathing, or medication administration – this assistance is given according to the needs of the resident.
Finding the right connected, safe, and flexible care is an important decision for you and your loved one. If you’re looking for information regarding independent or supportive/assisted living in Northern Alberta contact Emerald Gardens today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780–539-5538! We’ll get you set up with a personalized tour, help answer any questions you may have, and help you discover why Emerald Gardens Retirement Residence is the perfect place to come home to.