Are you searching for a more active and involved life – as well as one that is maintenance-free? Is a parent beginning to need a daily helping hand but can still live independently? Has a loved one been diagnosed with dementia and needs more care than can be provided at home? Or do you have a family member that can no longer take care of themself and needs care and attention available around-the-clock?
Senior living could be the perfect response if you answered yes to any of these questions. But did you know that there is a type of community for each of the above scenarios?
If you’re looking for a senior living community in the Fort Lauderdale area but are unsure of which would be the best fit, we can help.
Types of senior living communities
There are four types of senior living communities available. Depending on the needs or preferences of the individual, families can find the one that is a perfect match. Consider the following options:
An independent living community is a great choice for those older adults who live independently but are looking for an active, fulfilling yet easier lifestyle.
This type of senior living community offers accessible private residences that can be personalized to make it a home. Many residents choose independent living because their current home may require extensive renovations to make it age-friendly – or because they are tired of the never-ending maintenance and upkeep.
If you move into this type of senior living community, you’ll discover several activities and social events to choose from, many opportunities to meet and make new friends, delicious and nutritious dining options, fitness classes and scheduled transportation.
An assisted living community can be the perfect fit for the older adult who still wants to maintain an independent lifestyle but could use a helping hand with daily tasks.
This type of senior living community provides a personal residence and assistance from a compassionate and trained staff with tasks such as bathing, getting dressed, grooming or managing medications. Residents and their families find it reassuring to know that someone is always there if help is ever needed.
Also available is a monthly calendar of activities to choose from, on-site and off-site entertainment options, healthy dining programs, fitness activities and scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping and social events.
If your loved one is living with dementia, you may want to consider the benefits of memory care. While many individuals remain at home in the beginning, families often discover that the care needs can begin exceeding what can be offered by the caregiver as the disease progresses.
Memory care communities are a specialized type of senior living that provide a home for their residents as well as assistance from a specially trained staff skilled in the best practices of cognitive care.
You’ll discover special therapy programs and activities that are tailored to your loved one’s needs and preferences. Also available are the benefits of healthy dining, personal assistance, social interaction and security features to keep the residents safe.
Skilled nursing care
For those older adults who are no longer able to care for themselves and need the availability of assistance around-the-clock, skilled nursing care is a type of senior living community that provides this level of attention 24/7.
Residents are generally living with frailty, mobility issues or one or more chronic conditions. These communities provide medical care as well as healthy dining, fun activities, fitness classes, personal care and the advantage of socially interacting with the other residents and staff.
Assessing the senior living needs of you or a loved one
When choosing which type of community would be best, you need to understand the type of services or amenities that would match specific preferences or needs.
You might want to ask the following questions when considering the type of senior living community above that would be right for you or a loved one:
- Are you looking for an easier yet active lifestyle and require no assistance? An independent living community would be the right answer.
- Do you or a loved one need personal assistance with daily tasks but otherwise can live alone? An assisted living community would be the best choice.
- Does a loved one require cognitive care, safety features and activities tailored to one living with dementia? A memory care community could help.
- Does your loved one need supervision and availability of care 24/7? A skilled nursing community might be the right choice.
Assisted Living in Broward County at Seaside Hallandale Beach
We’re here to answer any questions you may have about senior living. If your family is searching for assisted living in Broward County, we invite your family to see how our community can encourage and promote a higher quality of life.
Supporting our residents to age well, we believe you or your parents will enjoy the services and amenities available in our pet-friendly community:
We encourage you to visit Seaside Hallandale Beach assisted living in Broward County which is designed to provide activities and social opportunities to help our residents in reaching their wellness goals.
- A monthly social calendar of activities
- Beautiful common spaces to socialize
- Weekly housekeeping
- A spacious courtyard
- An outdoor pool with a covered patio
- Personalized fitness and wellness programs
- Scheduled transportation
- Easy and safe access to the beach