Most residents makes freedom a priority when they move to an assisted living facility. For most residents, this is the period where they require some time alone to reflect on their life and thus they don’t often want to engage in any social activity or program that is offered in the facility. Even though the activities in the Missouri assisted living facilities are strongly recommended to residents in order to keep them in good physical and mental state, it is quite important to note that these activities are not made compulsory for every resident but rather the decision to engage in any lies exclusively with the individual.
Identify what works: are there aspects of living where the elderly family member does NOT require any extra assistance? Allowing them to continue with these tasks can further enhance their level of independence, uplift their confidence and boost their self- esteem.
Identify what isn’t working: are there aspects of their lives where the elder family member needs extra help or assistance coping with? Examples of such areas can include:
- Driving and general mobility; meeting up with appointments
- Household tasks that may involve a high level of physical strength
- Physical rehabilitation
- Help with administering medication, assistance in remembering dates and keeping up with appointments.
The moment the logical criteria are met you can further go on to inquire about the emotional needs of the elder family member. Would they prefer to be part of a lively senior community where they can interact with other elder citizens and still have a sense of their independence in an assisted living community? Or would they rather prefer an Elder Care provider to spend the day with them? Or maybe an Elder Day Care centre where they can visit for large chunks of the day that offers activities and transportation?
There are many senior assisted living facilities around us but the physical independence of residents of these facilities goes a long way in highlighting the structure or configuration of a facility. The assisted living facilities are often modeled with vast arrays of options in order to give individuals the opportunity to make choices based on their personal preferences. Most of the physical arrangements in these facilities include structures like detached housing systems, and hotel-like arrangements of suites and rooms which are built to accommodate individual and group living.
These homes are like a meeting point for all aged people who require certain forms of assistance for their daily living. And giving help to these individuals is what they aim for.