Moving into an assisted living community can be challenging for any senior, regardless of how prepared they are. Many people are concerned about giving up their independence and freedom. But what should a senior expect in assisted living? Here are a few things:
Safety – the home can be one of the most dangerous places for a senior. Most homes aren’t designed with seniors in mind, so we’ve removed the narrow staircases, the slippery floors, and we provide the security of knowing that if something happens, trained medical staff are there to help.
Friendship – loneliness is a huge problem for seniors as their neighbourhood gets younger around them. Moving into a Kamloops assisted living community will allow them to make new friends and be more sociable. At The Hamlets, we have a specialized program designed to get seniors talking with other seniors.
Healthy food that you don’t have to cook – yes, there is a kitchenette in your suite, but more seniors find it’s better to eat our delicious, home-cooked meals in our dining room. Our cooks ensure that the food is nutritiously balanced for a senior’s needs.
Less housework – most people don’t enjoy changing their bed sheets or mopping their floors. In assisted living, seniors don’t have to. We offer a housekeeping service and a regular linen service to keep your suite looking clean without you having to lift a finger.
Different levels of care – any good assisted living community will offer different levels of care to its residents. This all depends on the needs of the seniors and how independent they may or may not be. Some seniors can do everything be themselves and others need assistance with many daily tasks.
If you have any questions or concerns about moving into assisted living in Kamloops, come and talk to us at The Hamlets at Westsyde. We can explain all of our programs and services to ensure that you feel happy and comfortable living with us.