Yes, the period of time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day can be hectic. There’s the decorating, shopping, cooking, gift wrapping, the get-togethers with family and friends, and the parties.
At the same time, the holiday season can be the perfect time of year to consider assisted living.
Here are four reasons why:
Are they eating properly? What are they eating? Who does the shopping? The cooking?
Are they taking their medications when and as they should?
How is their memory? Their mobility?
Have there been any changes in their physical appearance; how they dress; the appearance of their house or apartment?
Is it still safe for them to drive?
Does it appear that they are getting the socialization and interaction with others that are so important to their physical, mental and emotional health. Or does it appear that they have become more isolated?
At the assisted living communities Gardant manages, residents benefit from the opportunity to live in a residential apartment and receive the personal assistance and help with medications they need. Convenience and support services such as three meals daily, housekeeping and laundry are included. Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and participate in social, recreational, educational and wellness activities.
Certified nurses’ aides are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Residents are able to furnish and decorate their apartment to their taste.
Many of the communities operate through a Medicaid waiver program, which enables the communities to serve individuals on or would qualify for Medicaid in addition to individuals who can afford to pay privately.
Most of the communities are designed to serve older adults. Several are especially designed to serve individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Two serve individuals 22 to 64 years of age with physical disabilities.
Staff at the communities would welcome the opportunity to talk with you, show you around, and answer your questions. Click here to see a list of where Gardant managed communities are located.