Starting a new chapter in your life is never easy. Finding an assisted living community that meets your needs is an important decision that takes time and effort.

What is an Assisted Living Community? Assisted living communities are for seniors that want an independent lifestyle but need assistance for some of their individual needs. This can include daily meals, dressing, hygiene, medication assistance, transportation and personal mobility. Many assisted living communities have extra services like housekeeping and personal laundry services as well as recreational and social programs.

How do you select the right community? Choosing a place for you or your loved one requires care and consideration. Visiting various communities and asking questions is the first step. You may consider other things like proximity to friends and relatives and cost as part of your decision making process. 

Considerations:

Does it feel like home? Does the atmosphere feel homey? Is the decor warm and inviting and allow for personal belongings? Is it well-cared for? Is there proximity to outdoor spaces?

What about the people? How many residents are living there? Does the staff seem warm and friendly? Are there social activities? Do the residents seem happy?

What are the amenities? How close is a shopping center? Are there monthly events? What about spiritual services? Transportation schedules? Is there access to a computer or printer? Library? 

What about costs? Is the facility privately run or with assistance from the government? Are their rent subsidies?

Residents in any assisted living facility should be able to maintain an active, independent quality of life with the complementing services provided by staff of the facility. The Hamlets at Penticton provides an active independent living community with our resident-centered care philosophy. We will take care of the assisted living needs of your loved ones in addition to providing amenities that creates a community promoting their health and happiness.

 

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