Independent Living is perfect for highly independent seniors requiring minimal assistance. But what happens when a resident’s needs begin to grow? There are numerous other living options available for seniors to maintain their independence, while receiving the care choices that they need. Here’s how to tell when your loved one should transition from Independent Care to another care option.
Signs It’s Time to Transition
Independent Living offers just that, independent living. If your parent or loved one is beginning to require additional assistance, it may be necessary to move to another level. A few signs it’s time to transition include:
- Mobility Issues
- Growing Health Concerns
- Forgetting to Take Medication
- Declining Personal Hygiene
Finding The Right Level of Care
Here’s a brief description of a few senior care levels to help you determine the best placement for your loved one. Each level of care includes all the privacy and independence of Independent Living with additional services.
- Enhanced Living provides customizable care packages, personal grooming services and medication reminders. This level is perfect for seniors who are still highly independent but may require some additional help.
- Assisted Living is one level higher, with residents residing in secured, licensed environments. These communities feature trained professionals who can administer medication and coordinate with personal healthcare providers.
- Memory Care is ideal for seniors with alzheimer’s, dementia or other memory impairments. Staff in these communities are specially trained to overcome the challenges associated with memory loss.
Choose StoryPoint for All Senior Care Services
StoryPoint senior living communities offer a full range of care options including Independent Living, Enhanced Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our diverse services allow our residents to age in place as they progress through the various care levels. Schedule a tour to your local StoryPoint community or give us a call at 1-844-STORY to learn more.