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Regency Retirement Village of Morristown offers full continuum care to senior residents, offering multiple variations of senior care, all in the same location. Our assisted living and memory care services, enable us to transition care for your loved ones appropriately through the seasons of life.Senior living Care Guide Morristown

You may be a good fit for Independent living if you or your loved one are:
1. Capable of living independently
2. In good health / have minimal health care needs
3. No longer wishing to cook or clean
4. Looking to downsize
5. Feel unsafe or uneasy living alone
6. Seeking a community of similar-aged peers

This independent living arrangement is optimal for an aging parent, most commonly empty nesters, capable of managing most daily tasks. The security of a senior community like Regency Retirement Village Morristown is appealing to someone living in a dangerous world where they feel increasingly unsafe living alone. This retirement living is best-suited for those who wish to live their golden years in leisure and are still active and independent, but prefer to have someone cook and clean for them.

You may be a good fit for in-home care if you or your loved one are:
1. In the process of minimizing and downsizing
2. In need of help with routine tasks
3. Looking for temporary or short-term care
4. Refusing to move into a senior care community
5. Concerned about the high associated expense with caregiving communities

In-home caregiving can vary greatly, depending on the needs of the senior. Most commonly, this level of care ranges from someone checking in daily to weekly, ensuring the health and quality of life for the senior. Such an arrangement can work for at least a short time, if the senior remains fairly self-reliant. It is important to critically assess whether a senior is a good fit for in-home caregiving services. Consult a physician for their professional recommendation.

You may be a good fit for assisted living if you or your loved one are:
1. In need of support and assistance with the tasks of daily living
2. In need of aid with showering, dressing and, administering medications
3. Do not need skilled medical care
4. Looking for preserving privacy and independence
5. Feeling vulnerable living alone
6. Seeking the comforts of home with added security and social interaction
7. Looking for 24-hour emergency response system

Ideal for aging seniors who find that they need assistance from a caregiver to get around or perform daily tasks — but not skilled medical care services. Residents will like the way Assisted Living provides assistance while largely preserving their privacy and independence. Nightly check-ins verify residents are well and secure. On call, around-the-clock care is available, if needed.

You may be a good fit for memory care if you or your loved one are:
1. Experiencing the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s
2. Searching for a program of care and support that specifically caters to memory needs and promotes a high quality of life
3. Requiring daily activities to stay active, involved and engaged
4. In need of a full continuum care community
5. Looking for 24-hour emergency response system

Here, memory care residents are encouraged to stay active, involved, and engaged because happiness and quality of life are of utmost importance. Rather than focusing on limitations and lost skills, our personalized care works with unique emotions and abilities to construct a stimulating and positive environment. This type of care offers residents who need such services the attention and activities they need to experience a better lifestyle. Families can enjoy the peace of mind that mom or dad are safe and don’t have to struggle with remembering when to eat or take their medicine.

You may be a good fit for nursing home care if you or your loved one are:
1. Requiring intensive medical or personal care needs
2. Following a recent chronic illness or injury, and worsening
3. Frequently hospitalized
4. In need of care after surgery
5. Required skilled nurses 24 hours a day

Individuals prone to frequent hospitalization are most likely to move into a nursing home as opposed to a lower level of senior care. Because of the high level of care needed, nursing homes generally cost considerably more than Assisted Living, according to the website payingforseniorcare.com. Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if a nursing home is the best choice for you or a member of your family.

We hope this senior care and living guide helps you in your decision on what level of care to seek for an aging parent or a family member. For more information regarding which level of care to choose, enjoy a no obligation consultation complete with a meeting from our community consultant to discuss your questions and learn more about life at Regency Retirement Community Morristown.

Written by: Katie Hanley