What precipitates a search for a senior living community? Retirement communities often sponsor free seminars and lunches to attract seniors to tour their communities. Many adult children have toured with their parents to check out the offerings at various communities. But what starts a more focused search? And what are key elements to keep in mind?
Seniors often start considering assisted living when they have a health setback. This might be the onset of Parkinson’s stability symptoms, having a minor stroke, developing diabetes or having a fall. A move might also be considered once it becomes harder to take out the trash, do home repairs, mow the lawn and maintain the home. The loss of a spouse is another significant factor that precipitates checking out senior living communities. Families want their loved one to be in a community with other residents, and one in which staff is around to provide support as needed.
While it is natural for many people to want to stay in their home, many residents are surprised at the carefree living they are now enjoying. Some residents love that they have 3 home cooked meals daily, with the option of cooking in their apartments. Others no longer drive, so they value the free transportation to doctors’ appointments and shopping and not having to impose on their adult children. Many are surprised and delighted they have made new friendships and enjoy the company of new neighbors. There are other residents that value the entertainment and activities program and opportunity to stay engaged in the activities they enjoy.
Assisted Living can take two forms. At Treemont, “Independence Plus” permits seniors to maintain their independent apartment but get ala carte services as needed from an on-campus home health company. This might include medication management or assistance with bathing and dressing. Traditional Assisted Living is also available in this CCRC's Health Care Center. This more comprehensive program is for those residents who need more attention throughout the day who should not live alone. The Care Team develops a more comprehensive care plan catered to the resident’s specific care needs. Independence Plus, a more affordable option, is desirable but not for everyone.
Call Lupe or Linda at (713) 783-6820 at Independent Living/Independence Plus or Taylor Miner (713) 783-4100 in the Health Care Center/Assisted Living to ask questions and help determine the right fit for you. Come visit — even if you are in the early stages of checking out senior living options. Treemont is located at 2501 Westerland Drive near the Galleria in the Memorial area.
The best route is to visit a community and, have lunch. To learn more about this Houston retirement community, call Lupe or Linda at 713-783-6820, visit www.Treemont.com or stop by 2501 Westerland Drive off of Westheimer.
RSVP Here to one of the many Parties, Seminars and Activities planned. Click again to learn more about the Benefits of Socialization at Retirement Communities, To join us for a free lunch and tour, call Lupe or Linda at (713) 783-6820.