When an elderly person ages and can no longer care for themselves or a spouse, that is when you know its time to consider other senior options. However, elder care often becomes an issue when a loved one begins experiencing difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs), both safely and independently. ADLs may include cooking, cleaning, shopping, dressing, bathing, driving, taking meds, etc. Assisted living facility will vary in amenities offered depending on the size of the home you assess.
Is Assisted Living the right Option?
Family members or a doctor are usually the first to recognize a need for nursing home care. The type of senior care that is right for your loved one, however, is largely dependent upon the type of health conditions he or she suffers from, the severity of the conditions, and the deficiencies experienced as a result.
Many times a senior placement agency will come in to assist a senior with finding the best solution and placement for the family. Its typically a free service and we have a list of memory care / senior placement advisers that can be used when ready. Look below for Senior Advisor Info.
As Heartwood, We do it all with one price. Other Assisted living facilities in San Antonio will charge you for each service individually but we don’t. We believe that one price should be all that’s given to treat your senior like part of our family. The assistance includes fully tailored meal plans, bathing assistance, medication administration, help with things like dressing or going outside, and much more. We can remind you to call your family or even call the doctor when prescriptions need to get refilled.
We can do all of this because our staffing ratio is 1 to 3. A typical large nursing home Facility will be staffed on average at 1 caregiver/CNA to 12 residents. This means personalized senior care for your loved ones while still feeling like they are at home. New bonds and friendships are born here and everyone is really treated like family.