Many people decide to make the move to a senior living community before they require personal care services. Perhaps day-to-day assistance isn’t needed, but the individual is looking for a safer environment, or simply a community where they no longer have to worry about cooking or housekeeping.
Making the decision for yourself or for a loved one to move into an assisted living community can be a very difficult decision. It can feel additionally overwhelming trying to find the community that is right for you or your loved one’s care needs, preferences, and more.
Most incoming calls to senior living or health care communities come in the form of a crisis. Many people do not want to give up their autonomy or their home, but then find themselves in a situation when they begin needing more help than family or friends can provide.
When someone you love is experiencing memory loss and needs the support of a specialized community, we’re here with Pearls of Life®, our personalized memory care program. Pearls of Life recognizes the value of each individual and helps residents live dignified, well-rounded lives. Residents discover the treasures, or pearls, within.
When you have a loved one living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, providing care for them can become a large responsibility. Forty-three million people in the U.S. provide care to those 50 and older (according to AARP). Caregivers are husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends. Fifty percent are working full time, yet many work an additional 30 hours a week providing care such as feeding, dressing, grooming, shopping, and housekeeping.
When exploring senior living communities for yourself or your loved ones, there are certain questions you can ask the Director of Nursing that may help determine if the community is a good fit for your family. An in-person conversation will further help in your decision process.
Every senior living community is unique in it’s own way, whether that be it’s geographical influences, types of care services provided, or countless other factors. One of the common threads that runs through every location managed by The Goodman Group is our mission to continually be innovating and offering ground-breaking programs and amenities.
With our Pearls of Life® Program, we are able to show our commitment of truly discovering the treasures, or pearls, within each of our residents living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. We focus on the things they are able to do despite their diagnosis.
When looking for an assisted living community for yourself or your loved one, Health Services team member Kristi Carlson says it’s important to do some of your own exploring. When visiting a location, one of the most helpful things you can do is to speak with team members from different areas, such as the Director of Nursing, a care provider, or the dining or life enrichment staff.
As the 76-million person baby boomer generation crosses the over-65 threshold, many of our aging loved ones may feel alone in the crowd. One of the primary reasons for this is that social contact tends to decrease as one ages for a variety of reasons, including retirement, the death of friends and family, or lack of mobility. Many may discover themselves searching for renewed purposes. Our Spiritual Directors or Chaplains work to nurture and develop the spiritual needs of our residents. It's our goal to provide compassionate care and relevant, life-enriching experiences.
We believe in caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. It's our goal to provide compassionate care and relevant, life-enriching experiences.
Hutch Walch, Director of Spirituality, discusses the importance of nurturing and developing the human spirit.