Is Assisted Living is A Good Option for the Patient Who Needs Constant Care?

What is your Definition of A Patient whom requires Constant Care? 

One of the more common questions that people have when looking at various options for their elderly loved one is whether assisted living is something to consider, especially if they believe their loved one requires constant care.Assisted Living Daphne AL

In most cases, assisted living can accommodate just about any type of individual, including the resident who requires a significant amount of care. That doesn’t mean that every assisted living facility is going to accept every type of elderly individual. However, there are numerous Alzheimer’s assisted living facilities and other communities that provide memory care as well.

Everybody is going to define this characteristic differently. One family may assume that since their loved one requires assistance getting into and out of the shower, or going to the bathroom as being someone who really quires constant care. Another family make consider this to be minimal assistance.

A person who is recovering from a stroke may struggle to get out of bed and into a wheelchair. This might be considered constant care to their loved ones, especially when they are comparing what their elderly loved one used to be able to do on their own and for themselves.

A person who is bedridden and recovering from a serious medical emergency, such as a recent stroke victim, an individual who fell and broke their hip or several bones in their body, or who is going to require an intense level of medical attention is someone who would requires constant care in the true sense of the word. This is an individual who will require constant nursing care to check the vital statistics, change IVs, administer medication, and provide physical therapy to help them in the recovery. In this case, that individual would be best served by either nursing home care or home care with a visiting nurse around-the-clock.

Aside from that situation, assisted living can be considered a great and viable option for anyone, even those who may require a high level of care around-the-clock.

The best thing to do would be to visit a personal care home and speak to the staff about what your elderly loved one requires. You will likely discover that the assisted living facility will be able to accommodate their needs and be a great place for them to live, take part in activities, and meet new people and make new friends.

Please remember the decision is not yours to make, so always involve your loved one, and let them make the final decision.  There are certainly several good reasons why Assisted Living might be the best option for a loved one who needs constant care. 

If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living near Daphne  AL, at 251-317-3017.

About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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