Here are the questions to some of the most frequently asked questions.
What Is Senior Living?
Senior living refers to special healthcare and housing options for older adults and incorporates independent living, assisted living, respite care, and many other categories. The term may conjure thoughts of retirement living but in actuality, you don’t need to be a retiree to consider senior living, many residents of senior living communities across the US are still holding full-time or part-time jobs.
The purpose of senior living is to promote a maintenance-free lifestyle for residents, with the added advantage of an existing community and comfy accommodations. Most senior living communities also feature special programs such as memory care, assisted living, and respite care to help more vulnerable residents cope and recover from debilitations suffered in the outside world.
What Are the Differences Between Senior Assisted Living and SHINE® Memory Care?
Our two flagship programs, Senior Assisted Living and SHINE® Memory Care are designed to accommodate two different groups of residents. The SHINE® Memory Care program is specially catered to help older adults who are struggling with Alzheimer’s or Dementia cope and recover, while our Senior Assisted Living program prioritizes the health needs of residents, providing therapy services and 24-hour nursing care, among others.
How Do We Choose the Right Community?
The process of finding and applying for a senior living community that is just the right fit for you or your loved ones really comes down to asking yourself the right questions. For example:
- Are common areas in the community warm and comfy places to gather?
- What kinds of activities are offered in this community?
- How is the food? Is the menu palatable for your tastes? Are the meals here nutritious and healthy?
- Is the community capable of attending to and accommodating a wide range of needs?
- To live in the community, must you rent an apartment or buy in?
There are many more questions to ask. Consequently, take the opportunity to tour the community and find the answers to all your questions, before making a final decision. You can schedule a tour with us.
How Do We Decide What Is the Most Appropriate Living Option to Pick?
The answer to this would differ from person to person and would come down to individual circumstances, personality, and stage of life. To be sure, consider scheduling a consultation with our Senior Lifestyle Counselor so they can point you to the right choice. Contact us at 941.241.2565 today.
Do You Allow Pets in Discovery Commons At Bradenton?
Yes! We do. We recognize how helpful pets can be in a community and how treasured they are by owners who may choose to move in with us. We do not wish to separate you from your pet. In fact, there are so many tangible health benefits to keeping pets around that it makes no sense not to have them. We all need to cuddle with a furry buddy sometimes.