Dec 14, 2016
By: Brook Akowicz
The decision to move a loved one into an assisted living community or memory care is never easy. I see it every day in meeting with prospective residents and their families. Daughters and sons often feel a sense of guilt or betrayal in suggesting assisted living for mom or dad. Aging parents, on the other hand, worry that moving to a senior community means losing their independence. And both parents and their children fret about the costs.
These are all perfectly rational fears. But in all my years working in senior living, I’ve also come to learn that most of them are unfounded. In fact, a common complaint I get after a new resident moves into Oak Pointe of Warrenton is not regret, but a wish that they would have made the move earlier.
Here are 5 specific ways assisted living improves the lives of Oak Pointe of Warrenton residents each day:
At Oak Pointe of Warrenton we like to have fun. We also know that engagement and laughter are good for both our residents’ emotional and physical health. That’s why we have scheduled and impromptu social activities such as happy hours, sock hops and group excursions that keep our residents active and entertained. See more activities at our Events page.
Moving to Oak Pointe of Warrenton does not mean mom or dad is leaving his or her family, friends or community. We take great pride in the fact that so many of our residents are from the immediate area of Warrenton, and we seek to maintain this connection by hosting community events here and organizing group outings to favorite local destinations. Oak Pointe of Warrenton is also committed to keeping family members engaged, and we welcome visits from friends and relatives.
We want our residents to enjoy purposeful lives that allow them to focus on the things that truly matter. That’s why Oak Pointe of Warrenton takes care of chores that can get in the way of life – such as housekeeping, laundry and cooking. (Our dining service is particularly popular, not only for the quality meals but for the camaraderie that comes with it!) For those that need additional assistance, we can provide help with medication, bathing, dressing and more. Our Memory Care team offers supportive services and expertise that help residents and their families cope with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Quality care doesn’t mean exorbitant costs. In fact, when you factor in all the services provided, the cost of assisted living is often less expensive than independent living. Moreover, seniors can also find financial assistance to help defray costs through VA benefits, long-term care insurance and Social Security.
Let’s face it, this may be the most important benefit of all. Knowing that mom or dad is getting the care and attention they deserve? You can’t put a price on that.
For more information about what Oak Pointe of Warrenton can offer you and your loved one, call me, Brook Akowicz, at 636-456-6464.
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