By Rick Banas of Gardant Management Solutions
Yes, the period of time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day can be hectic. There’s the decorating, shopping, cooking, gift wrapping, get-togethers and parties.
The winter holiday season can also be the perfect time to consider a move to assisted living.
Here are some of the reasons why:
Are they taking their medications as they should?
How is their memory and mobility?
Have there been any changes in their appearance or the appearance of the house?
Is it still safe for them to be driving?
Does it appear that they are getting the socialization and interaction with others that can be so important to the well-being of older adults, or does it appear that they are becoming more isolated?
At the assisted living communities that we manage, individuals benefit from the opportunity to live in a residential apartment-home environment and receive personal assistance and help with medications. Convenience and support services such as meals, housekeeping and laundry are included. Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities.
Certified nursing assistants are on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They work under the direction of a licensed nurse.
Residents furnish and decorate their apartment to their taste. The apartments feature a kitchenette; spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars; individually-controlled heating and air conditioning; and an emergency alert system.
Many of the communities that Gardant manages operate through a Medicaid-waiver program, which means the communities can serve individuals of all incomes, including those on Medicaid or who may only receive monthly Social Security benefits.
Assisted living communities managed by Gardant are located throughout the State of Illinois and in Indiana; Atlanta, Georgia; and shortly in Minnesota. Most of the communities are designed to serve older adults. Several are specially designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. We also operate two affordable assisted living communities that serve adults 22 to 64 years of age with physical disabilities.
Staff at our communities would welcome the opportunity to talk with you, show you around, and answer questions. Click here to see where Gardant communities are located.