Christian Care Communities’ newest location sits on a lovely eight acres in the heart of Middletown, tucked away in a park-like setting with water features, mature trees, gardens and a walking path. Here you find beautiful garden homes, apartments and assisted-living suites, just moments away from shopping, medical offices, sporting events and church activities.
The highly trained staff cares for residents like family, encouraging active independence while providing trusted support when needed most. The chaplain provides vibrant spiritual care programming, and brings compassion to residents and families as they journey through life’s blessings and challenges. Having both independent living and assisted living in the same community provides a wonderful transition opportunity if a resident requires a higher level of care. Already knowing the staff and participating in community activities during independent days eases the transition to assisted living since many elements are familiar.
When is the right time to move from independent to assisted living?
It’s not always easy to know when to move from independent to assisted living. You might notice you need assistance with daily living tasks, but don’t want to lose your independence.
Moving to assisted living can come with misconceptions. You might think, “I won’t be able to do what I want on my own schedule,” or, “Someone’s always going to be checking in on me and managing me.” Yet, independent and assisted living provide similar lifestyles with many overlapping features.
Both lifestyles cater to personal needs and desires, and also feature maintenance-free living as well as convenient floor plans with amenities to enhance well-being. They offer everything needed to live your best life – delicious and nutritious meal options, social activities and spiritual fulfillment. Residents no longer need to worry about yard work or house maintenance. Both have access to wonderful culinary options, include entertainment and game nights, and combined friends and family get-togethers.
Assisted-living residents may receive support as needed with daily activities, medication management or certain types of therapies, but only as needed to maintain independence and privacy. Team members respect privacy and coordinate a support schedule around needs and preferences. The perk is the ability to easily access help. This assistance does increase the cost, but it maximizes your freedom. Plans and costs vary, and may be surprisingly affordable when compared with obtaining services outside a community setting.
When is it time for assisted living?
Ultimately, it’s your choice. Assisted living is about choosing to be comfortable so you can focus on living your best life. Some clues that may signal that it is time include more frequent accidents or falls, difficulty with daily living tasks, diminishment of quality of life with isolation and loneliness, and inability to access personal passions and hobbies. Team members can help and give you time to focus on what makes your life fulfilling.
It’s worth learning more about Christian Care Communities and how our Faith-Care-Family approach may be just what you need.