As a new decade begins in 2020, older adults are finding a wide array of senior living options that provide the care they need while offering the amenities they desire. When exploring these options, three levels of care to consider are independent living, assisted living, and in-home care. Understanding the differences between these options will help you decide which is the best fit for you or your loved one.
Independent living is designed for older adults who want to maintain as much independence as possible while enjoying a lifestyle free from the worries of home ownership. Eskaton’s independent living communities afford their residents privacy and access to support while offering programs and services that empower their independence and provide opportunities for connection and growth. The combination of personal independence and the availability of assistance make independent living an excellent option for active older adults.
Assisted living communities are designed for people who need some help with activities of daily living (ADLs). While the level of assistance a resident receives is based entirely on their unique needs, some of the more-typical services offered in Eskaton assisted living communities are help with dressing, bathing, grooming, eating, and getting around. Assistance is available around the clock to ensure that all needs are met. Residents can have a shared or private room, depending on their requirements and preferences, and meals are prepared in restaurant-style kitchens and served in a communal dining room. In addition, these communities offer resort-style amenities and a calendar full of events and programs.
For those not quite ready to relocate, in-home care is an option that allows them to remain in their homes while receiving the assistance they need. The level of in-home care provided depends entirely on the individual’s needs. If someone only requires help with those ADLs related to getting ready in the morning, then they can opt for in-home care specifically for that time of day. If they need around-the-clock assistance, this type of care is also available. Eskaton home support services are designed to help participants remain in their homes for as long as possible.
Independent living, assisted living, and in-home care are all excellent options for senior living and care in 2020. No matter what level of independence or assistance you require, there is an Eskaton community that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. To learn more about the services and amenities Eskaton has to offer, explore the website and schedule a time to take a community tour.