Exploring Senior Assisted Living Homes

Searching for the perfect assisted living and/or memory care community for yourself or a senior loved one can be an overwhelming and intimidating task, but there are things you can keep in mind to make it easier!

We’ve put together some tips  below that seniors and their families should consider when exploring senior communities.

Communication Is Your Best Bet:

Every person is unique, so one of the most important things we have experienced that can vastly improve the search process is keeping seniors involved (when it is an option). Listening to their feedback will likely answer many questions that someone not in their shoes may not even realize are important to them.

Programs & Activities:

Typical activities offered may include fun and beneficial classes like arts and crafts, dance and movement therapy, cognitive support activities like music, games and puzzles, gardening, cooking/baking, and much more. It’s also important to take into consideration your senior’s interests. Learning about what your loved one is interested in could help check off some boxes when it comes to narrowing down community options. 

Staff – Availability & Expertise:

Ask each community about the qualifications, certifications and training of their on-site caregivers and other available staff members. Depending on the level of support your loved one needs, it is vital you fully understand the types of assistance and levels care that will be provided or available is necessary.

Seeing is Believing – Home Tours:

Setting up a tour of a senior assisted living home should be very simple to do. The process could also provide some insight into the management of the home and the responsiveness, communication level and transparency. Touring a home with your loved is a great opportunity to observe the overall atmosphere, cleanliness, and how caregivers and residents interact on a typical day. 

If you’re looking for a nurturing place just like home where your senior loved one can thrive, we invite you to reach out to learn more about the care we provide and to schedule a tour. We’d love to show you around our comforting, uplifting, and loving home nestled in Wichita, Kansas.