If you have just started the process of looking for a suitable senior living option, you may have many unanswered questions. There are many different types of senior housing to choose from today, and senior living communities have stepped in to provide an all-encompassing solution.
Independent living is best suited for older adults who do not require assistance with daily living activities but are socially isolated from aging in place. It can be hard to access socialization opportunities and wellness services when you no longer drive, and when you move into an independent living apartment, you will find that all the amenities you require are just a short walk away. This has the benefit of improving your overall wellbeing, including your mental health.
Next on the spectrum of care, senior assisted living is available for older adults who require a level of assistance in their day-to-day lives. This can be for ambulatory transfers, medication management, bathing and dressing, and a wide range of other aspects. Care will be customized to suit each resident’s level and abilities. In your downtime, you will be able to benefit from the same amenities, lifestyle services, and socialization opportunities as independent living residents.
Memory care is a living option for older adults with dementia or other memory-related conditions. In a memory care community, trained team members will encourage active participation in daily life through introducing a series of interactive activities, promote a sense of self-worth in residents, manage distressing symptoms by utilizing scientifically backed practices, and so much more. As residents’ needs evolve, team members continue to remain well-equipped to provide the highest level of care as they receive ongoing training and education in senior memory care.
Respite care differs from the abovementioned living options in that it is short-term. Two main groups of residents can benefit from respite care:
- Residents who have just undergone a major medical event, such as a surgery or musculoskeletal injury, and would benefit from professional care to make a complete recovery
- Residents whose primary caregivers are going away for a short period of time – be it to take a break or to attend to an emergency – and require care during this period
Respite care usually starts from a few weeks and can extend to a few months. During their stay at the senior living community, respite care residents can make use of the same amenities and benefit from the same services as long-term residents.
Caruth Haven Court Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care in a Tranquil Location
If you require assisted living or memory care, look no further than Caruth Haven Court. We are conveniently situated in Dallas, TX, and you will find all the amenities you require onsite. Of course, in your downtime you can choose to explore the local area, taking advantage of our complimentary chauffeured transportation. We welcome you to discover what we have to offer today and consider making the move with us, regardless of which living option best suits your needs.