Choosing a home is a weighty thing, and even more so when you’re choosing a Morristown assisted living community for yourself or for a family member. There are plenty of factors to consider when narrowing down places, and many things to mull over to make sure the community you choose is a great fit for you or for the senior in your life. It’ll be important to ensure they have access to everything they could possibly need, as well as a wonderful environment in which they can thrive and enjoy their time– especially since you can’t always be there. You’ll need a place that works with your budget for cost of living that also meets other factors important to you or your family member.
You will want to consider factors like location, amenities available, services offered, memory care, and atmosphere.
Location is Key–
Location is paramount. You’ll want to find an assisted living community in the best location for you or for the senior in your life. It’s so important to be near family so visits can occur often. It’s also important to find a community in a part of town that is pleasant with easy access to shops and restaurants for the times you or your family member wants to get out and about.
When deciding on an assisted living community for you or your senior, you’ll want to ensure the community is up to your standards with amenities. Make sure your loved one will feel perfectly at home in the space, and have everything he or she could need. Things you will want to pay attention to amenity-wise might include access to appliances for cooking, cleaning, and laundry, outdoor recreation spaces, beauty and barber shop on-site, secure entry, transportation to appointments and events, chef-prepared meals, 24-hour emergency response system, and staff to help provide assistance when needed.
Of course, when you select an assisted living community, you’ll need to be certain it offers all the services you or your loved one needs access to or would like to be able to take advantage of if necessary. Does the community offer services like assisted living, independent living, short-term stays, skilled nursing, and memory care? Making sure the assisted living community you choose offers a full scope of resident care is important as our needs change and evolve over time.
Memory Care Services–
Memory care assistance for those who require it is also an important part of assisted living community care. If you or your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s or other memory-related disorders, it’s imperative that access to the care and resources necessary is available to manage those conditions. A safe and encouraging environment that also offers day-to-day activities to enrich the time can go a long way in making residents feel supported, comfortable, and happy.
Culture and Atmosphere–
Environment is everything. Consider the time and energy you spend creating a home that’s a restful place where you can feel comfortable and safe. You’ll want to do your best to recreate that wherever you live, assisted living communities included. So make sure you take note of the overall environment at the assisted living community you’re evaluating for yourself or a family member. What is the atmosphere like? Do the residents seem happy? Does the staff come across as warm and accommodating?
You’ll also want to check out their events calendar. Are there plenty of scheduled outings and on-site events to keep you or your loved one engaged, social, and occupied? The benefits of being socially engaged are undeniable, and you’ll want to make sure that is a big part of the culture at the community you ultimately choose.
From location to atmosphere to available services, there is much to consider when selecting a Morristown assisted living community. We hope this list is helpful for you as you conduct your search, and, of course, we hope you’ll consider Regency as an option for your next home, or home of your senior loved one.