Moving into a senior living community is a highly personal decision that often is fraught with uncertainty. Neighborly Senior Placement provides direction, support and education, giving you confidence in your decision.
On our initial phone conversation, we’ll discuss your specific care needs, determine what geographical locations you’d like to be in, what’s most important to you when looking for a senior living community, and review the various ways you can pay for senior living.
I’ll arrange for tours of the communities that you’re most interested in, and personally introduce you to their teams. Because I’ve worked with virtually all of the senior living communities in the Bay Area, I can leverage my personal relationships with each of them. Once we’ve found the right community, I’ll assist you with facilitating the move-in process, and be with you every step along the way.
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Senior Living Community Options
For those individuals who lead a fairly active and independent lifestyle. It includes having access to a robust social life, being able to enjoy a variety of social and recreational activities with like-minded people, as well as being in charge of your personal care, dining options, and your living space.
For older adults who may be cognitively or physically unable to live independently. Staff is available 24/7 to help with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), from toileting, bathing assistance and medication management, to scheduling doctor appointments and transportation. These seniors typically have their own living space, such as a private or semi-private apartment, while also having access to supplemental care.
For individuals who are experiencing a decline in their cognitive abilities due to Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Proven therapies of compassion and patience can enhance their quality of life, maintain their dignity, and offer some independence in a secure environment. Services typically include assistance with bathing, dressing, housekeeping, transportation to appointments, medication management, and access to support groups.
SKILLED NURSING CARE
If an older adult has a serious physical or mental condition that requires intensive care, a Skilled Nursing Community, or more broadly, an in-patient rehabilitation and medical treatment center, can be an option. These facilities provide the services of Licensed Nurses, Occupational/Physical Therapists, and Speech Pathologists. Often, this is temporary to recover from a heart attack, stroke, or operation.
CONTINUING CARE & LIFE CARE COMMUNITIES
An “all-in-one” approach to the level of care one may need over time. For example, most aging adults start in Independent Living, gradually transition into Assisted Living, and eventually may move to Skilled Nursing and/or Memory Care. This continuum of care offers the ultimate peace of mind, however, this is generally the most expensive care.
BOARD & CARE HOME
This broadly used term refers to nonmedical community-based residential settings that house two or more unrelated adults with or without disabilities. These homes provide services such as meals, medication supervision or reminders, organized activities, transportation, and assistance with bathing, dressing, and ADLs.