Getting ready to make the move to senior living, but confused by all the terms out there? In this handy glossary, we explain some of the common terms to help you make a well-informed decision.
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Activities of daily living, known as ADLs for short, refer to the tasks that we all have to complete on a daily basis. This includes but is not limited to:
- Bathing or showering
- Grooming and dressing
- Brushing teeth
- Meal planning and preparation
- Housekeeping and maintenance
- … and more!
When you require help with one or more of the above activities, it’s time to consider making the move to senior assisted living.
When deciding on a retirement community to move into, the amenities are an important factor to consider as they will define much of what you can do onsite. At Caruth Haven Court, you can find a professional salon and barbershop, a covered veranda with rocking chairs, a multifunctional games area, and so much more.
Senior assisted living is a great choice for older adults who require help with daily activities. One reason many prefer residential assisted living to hiring in-home care is the safe and welcoming environment you can benefit from. Besides providing you with onsite medical and therapy services as well as 24/7 nursing care, you can enjoy plenty of socialization opportunities in an assisted living community.
Besides amenities, lifestyle services are another factor to pay close attention to. These services will go a long way in making your life easier and while they may not be strictly necessary for you to make the move, it does mean that you don’t have to go off campus to get what you need in many instances. We offer the following lifestyle services at Caruth Haven Court:
- Weekly housekeeping and maintenance services
- Three freshly prepared and nutritionally balanced meals per day
- A packed calendar of social and recreational activities
- A 24/7 concierge team who’s always ready to assist you
- Complimentary chauffeured transportation to get you where you need to be
- … and more!
Memory care is a senior living option for older adults who are living with dementia and other memory-related conditions. As their condition progresses and cognitive skills start to decline, our memory care experts can encourage engagement and improve quality of life through a variety of scientifically-backed methods. Memory care residents at Caruth Haven Court can benefit from interactive activities designed to foster a sense of self-worth, a safe neighborhood design that can accommodate wandering as well as a steady stream of communication maintained with family.
In your golden years, no doubt you will want to live life without fears or worries. The safety measures employed in senior living communities have been stepped up in recent years as a result of COVID-19, and you can rest assured that you will be living in a clean and sanitized environment. On top of that, our 24/7 security presence makes sure that only authorized vendors and visitors are allowed on site.