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Senior Services Offered by Assisted Living Communities

Assisted Living Consultants Grand Rapids MIWhile it can be a difficult decision to put a loved one in an assisted living community, there are a lot of benefits for residents. Different facilities offer different levels of eldercare, so be sure to talk with a local eldercare expert about the specifics of your situation.

Below, you will find some of the senior services offered by assisted living communities explained in more detail.

Meal Planning

If you are concerned about your aging parent no eating healthy, consistent meals, an assisted living community may be the solution. In an assisted living situation, the staff are in charge of preparing meals for senior residents.

However, since assisted living communities are filled with mostly independent senior residents, it’s not uncommon for residents to decide to cook some meals for themselves in their apartment-style dwellings. Senior residents can also choose to eat with others in the dining hall.

Basic Housekeeping

As we get older, it can be hard to keep up on everyday cleaning that needs to be done. When someone lives in an assisted living community, they can benefit from basic senior housekeeping services. These senior housekeeping services usually include taking out the trash, vacuuming, washing the dishes, dusting, laundry, and even pet assistance.

Transportation

If your aging parent needs someone to drive them to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, or even to get haircuts, elder transportation can be arranged by an organized assisted living community. This is not only great for practical reasons, but it can also give the senior in your life more confidence and independence as they move through life.

Social Activities

Sometimes, it can be easy for seniors to feel lonely, or even isolated, from their family members and larger community. The great thing about quality assisted living communities is that they encourage their residents to participate in social activities so that they can make friends and enjoy themselves.

Senior social activities include much more than just BINGO, such as recognizing holidays or offering exercise classes. Be sure to check with the assisted living community before making a decision so you can see if their activities align with your parent’s interests.

If you think you would benefit from speaking with someone knowledgeable about the Grand Rapids eldercare options in your area, feel free to call us at (616) 485-3365. At Crossroads Eldercare Planning, we work hard to make sure that seniors get the care they need to live their retirement years with dignity.