When you’re ready to consider a senior living experience for yourself or loved ones, there are resources to support your decision—from discussing the transition to a senior living community to senior living to choosing the right community to call home.
Unsure about a move into a senior living community? Stoney River can help you make an informed decision.
As you move forward in your decision-making process, here are several reasons to consider the benefits of moving to a senior living community now, and always.
Safety you can rely on. The management teams and staff of senior living communities understand that cleanliness is important to keep residents healthy, safe and happy. You can be sure that your surroundings are as safe as possible with enhanced sanitation protocols and procedures in place.
Active engagement. Those who live in senior living communities can count on creative and resourceful planning that provides residents with events and venues to stay active and engaged. You can depend on your community to provide safe and fun ways to gather, celebrate and thrive tm
Access to health services. Many senior living communities have on-site health care available to support aging in place while maximizing your health and wellbeing.
Carefree lifestyle. You deserve more time to celebrate the joy of each day! Enjoy the convenience of on-site dining and meal preparation, home maintenance and other services. Our goal is to help you focus on enjoying your desired lifestyle to the fullest, including having more time for what you love.
Moving with ease. It’s easier than ever to go online and research and plan your move to a senior living community. From accessing a list of move-in activities to comparing communities through virtual tours and assessments, all can be accomplished with phone calls and video conferencing. Once you decide to make your home with us, our experienced team will act in your best interest to support a smooth move-in, while ensuring your safety by following all necessary protocols.
Now more than ever, a move to a senior living community can enrich your life by providing easy access to convenient services, meaningful social connections and activities that contribute to your overall health, happiness and wellbeing.
You may have mixed feelings about the prospect of moving a loved one into an assisted living community or even know how to start the conversation. However, planning ahead can help you make rational decisions based on what matters most, rather than emotional decisions in response to a crisis. It’s important to understand when it might make sense to move a loved one to an assisted living community and what options are even available when living independently becomes a challenge.
While it may feel overwhelming to think about caring for someone with a debilitating illness or moving from a beloved home, having a plan can make the transition to assisted living easier — not only for your loved one — but also for yourself.
What to watch for
It’s important to be mindful of certain changes. Consider the following situations that might affect your loved one:
The Stoney River’s Assisted Living
When it comes to considering assisted living, you have options, depending on your loved one’s wants and needs. Residents might have an apartment or a private room with a common living area. Communities, like The Stoney River, typically help with activities of daily living and prepare meals
Additional services and amenities may be available, such as access to housekeeping and laundry, on-site medical care, transportation to off-site appointments, stores and cultural activities, social activities and exercise classes. Residents are encouraged to live, connect and thrive.
If the prospect of having to speak with an aging parent or loved one about moving into senior living conjures up a range of emotions, you’re not alone.
Before speaking with your loved one about moving into a senior living community, have the conversation with siblings or other relatives. Resolve any disagreements among yourselves so you can present a united front to your loved one.
Do your research
Start looking at the options available and think about how close or far they will be from family members and friends who will visit most or need to be available in case of an emergency. Compare the costs, services, levels of care and amenities offered at different communities. During your search, consider the culture and social atmosphere at each location. You’ll want to find a community where your loved one will feel comfortable — as well as one that best suits their needs.
Know what types of benefits your loved one has or is entitled to, including VA benefits, long-term care insurance or Medicaid. Does your loved one need to adjust their investments to access funds? Will an additional financial commitment from family members be necessary to supplement your loved one’s resources? You may need to consult a tax advisor or other financial professional to review assets and estate-planning strategies.
Having this knowledge at your fingertips can help you answer their questions and counter any objections they may have.
Be open and honest
While there’s no one-size-fits all way for families to start the conversation, here are some helpful tips.
Schedule time for on-site or virtual visits, interview staff and try to meet other residents to see which communities are a good fit for everyone.
Keeping your loved one involved in the decision-making process can help ease their transition into a senior living community. When they know that you have their best interests at heart, it can help strengthen the bonds between you.