Stephanie Frison, RN
Many loved ones do not understand the differences in local health care options. The assisted living community can provide an array of services for a senior member of your family.
Assisted living communities provide residents with activities of living such as bathing, dressing and medication management. Three meals per day are prepared along with a full time housekeeping and maintenance. Residents participate in daily activities and have 24 hour care from trained staff members. Transportation to doctor's appointments may also be provided.
When choosing an assisted living community that's right for your loved one remember these simple tips:
Always tour the community, meet with staff and have lunch. Is the community clean?
Does the staff seem friendly? Do residents seem pleased with the care and their surroundings?
Are activities posted?
Make the transition from home easier by involving your loved one in selecting what furniture to bring, purchasing a new door decoration and other special personal items.
All of these suggestions with help you choose the right community to meet each of your needs. Call The Place at Shadow Oaks Assisted Living at 803-643-0300 to schedule a tour.