OurSeniors.net Magazine at Denny's in Volusia and FlaglerWhen Seniors and their families begin researching nearby senior living environments they will find a great diversity of opportunities. Options for senior living have greatly increased since the days when old notions of assisted living facilities and old folk’s homes were in vogue. This is a new age for senior living environments, one which ushers in 55 communities and continuing care retirement communities, along with re-invented assisted living facilities that have abolished Seniors’ fears of losing independence.

There are Seniors who prefer to remain right at home, Seniors who are most interested in autonomous senior environments, and Seniors who are investigating communities and facilities that offer plans that adapt to their needs. Today all these are available, and Seniors will find that OURSENIORS.NET is a great resource for getting started on the research process. OURSENIORS.NET exists to make the process of transitioning to a senior lifestyle as easy, safe and rewarding as possible. We can help you find and choose the local option that is best for you, and you can rely on our expertise to help, no matter what option you are considering.

Seniors who opt to remain in their home instead of relocating will find this choice well supported by ‘home instead’ senior care agencies. As needs dictate, these agencies can provide home health care, home care assistance for non-medical purposes, and even senior helpers. Since family members sometimes provide home care for their loved ones, respite care and senior day care centers offer a way for them to take much needed breaks. Even with the availability of good in home care, more and more Seniors are choosing an independent living environment outside of the home. These alternatives now include active senior communities such as senior apartments or condominiums, and 55 retirement communities, places were senior people meet others for recreation and entertainment as they desire.
Other Seniors may opt for more protective communities. One choice is the continuing care retirement community that adapts to the type of senior living best suited to a Senior’s medical wellbeing. Another is an assisted living facility that provides different service levels, such as memory care living and skilled nursing services. This option for a more protective residence may seem to offer less independence, but it’s important to remember that the best environments share these two basic philosophies: a Senior resident is always treated with dignity and respect, and, each resident maintains an active, engaged and independent lifestyle as long as possible.

When assisted living environments are being considered it’s also important to note that all quality assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and other senior care homes should meet some basic requirements. These include 24 hour security and monitoring, assistance with dressing, bathing and toileting, nursing care, and administration of medicines. Local transportation should be provided and there should be opportunities for Seniors to meet with others for recreation and activities.

There may come a time when Seniors who opted to remain right at home decide their medical needs may be better met in an assisted living facility. OURSENIORS.NET can help sort through the process of locating and choosing the best local option. We can help answer questions such as “Are there assisted living facilities and nursing homes near me?” “Are any other appropriate environments for senior living near me?” And, “How do we confirm they are properly licensed?” These are difficult situations and you will have many questions. But you don’t have to do it alone! You can rely on OURSENIORS.NET for assistance and direction, no matter what option you consider.

OURSENIORS.NET exists to help Seniors make an easy transition to senior living. The process of investigating alternative living environments and choosing one best suited to current and future needs is complex and overwhelming. You can rely on our expertise for guidance in all types of environments:

  • If you choose to remain at home instead of entering any facility we can help locate home health care agencies that provide home instead senior care and home care assistance. If you experience health issues that dictate relocating to an environment that can assist with these, we can help find and vet alternatives.
  • Sometimes assisted living facilities and nursing homes are the best first choice. OURSENIORS.NET has the resources you can rely on to find and vet local residences.
  • Continuing care retirement communities allow Seniors to alter their lifestyle as their physical needs change. We can help locate and guide your choice of these environments.
  • Many Seniors choose to relocate to 55 communities, senior apartments, condominiums and retirement communities where they can enjoy fully independent lifestyles. You can rely on OURSENIORS.NET to help with your unanswered questions.

It’s important to remember that OURSENIORS.NET exists to help Seniors make the transition to senior living as safe and easy as possible. Not only can we help guide your senior living environment decisions, we can also help guide you to medical and non-medical professionals who provide services specifically tailored to Seniors’ needs. Our online directory provides connections to vetted professionals in the medical, financial, legal, realty and other fields. We also provide the free OURSENIORS.NET Magazine, to keep Seniors and their families informed on issues important to senior living. Click here to read the latest issue or to download a copy of this senior living magazine.

When you are overwhelmed by the process of finding and vetting living environments and Senior services, you can rely on OURSENIORS.NET for help. For further information and a free consultation, please use our toll free number and call on us today: 866-333-2657!

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