Did you know there are approximately 24,500 senior housing and care properties in the United States? And within these housing options, there are even more types of care and living options available. With all these choices, it can be daunting and confusing to choose the right community and care for yourself or a family member, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the senior living industry.
People consider senior living for various reasons. Whether it’s due to a health condition that requires daily support or the want to lead a maintenance-free lifestyle, senior living communities enhance the lives of their residents.
Moving is never fun or easy, especially if moving from a longtime home to a new and unfamiliar place like a senior living community. This transition is even harder for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, moving into a memory care community. While this is often the best place possible for these individuals, the transition can be challenging and distressing.
From the first emergence of the coronavirus in the United States, HarborChase Senior Living communities have prioritized the health and safety of our residents, families, and associates. We know that 2020 was a stressful year full of fears, questions, and uncertainties, and we’ve done our best to face these challenges together to ensure safety and peace of mind for all involved.
As the population ages, more and more individuals are moving out of their homes and taking advantage of all the opportunities available to improve their quality of life, including assisted living communities. Today, more than 800,000 Americans live in some type of assisted living community, and this number is only expected to grow.
In our blogs and resources, we regularly mention ADLs: “Our communities support residents with ADLs,” “If an individual needs assistance with ADLs, it could be time to consider assisted living,” etc. Rarely do we take the time to explain what exactly ADLs are and how they are crucial in understanding senior health and wellness.
VERO BEACH, Florida - March 22, 2021 | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provide guidelines to senior living communities that will allow for safe visitation amid COVID-19 pandemic at HarborChase assisted & independent living and memory care communities effective immediately.
Caring for a family member with dementia can be an overwhelming and challenging experience. In addition to requiring daily care and engagement, you may have noticed that your family member becomes more irritable and confused during the late afternoon. This isn’t just a coincidence; sundowning is a phenomenon that affects many individuals with dementia and memory conditions when the day becomes evening.
Since the first reports of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged in the United States, all HarborChase communities have taken special, proactive precautions to protect those in our communities from the virus and we continue to do so. Those measures are based upon the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other leading health organizations, and our own task force.
At HarborChase of Sarasota, we know how essential mental and physical wellness are for older adults. We are committed to creating a life of engagement, stimulation, and entertainment for our assisted living and memory care residents.