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Assisted Living - June 10, 2020

When is it Time for Assisted Living?

Deciding on whether it’s time to move your loved one into an assisted living facility is not an easy thing to do. Acknowledging that someone you love now requires assistance to maintain their independence can be challenging to come to terms with. After all, your loved one worked hard for the lifestyle they built, and you know that this transition might take time for them to get used to.

At Rivertown Ridge, we understand how difficult the journey to assisted living can be for you or your loved one, and we’re here to help ease the process as much as we can. Assisted living is an opportunity for your loved one to enjoy their ideal lifestyle while getting the support they need to thrive. Keep reading to discover some tips that will help you decide if it’s time for your loved one to make the transition to a vibrant assisted living community.

What is an Assisted Living Community?

In an assisted living community, like the one at Rivertown Ridge, residents receive assistance with everyday tasks, personalized care plans and health care options all while allowing them to maintain their independence. Assisted living communities provide your loved one with amenities like assistance with daily tasks, medication management, dressing and bathing assistance and a safe, secure environment.

3 Signs it’s Time to Move into an Assisted Living Community

We understand it can be hard to make the decision to move your loved one into an assisted living community, but there are some telltale signs to look for that can help you recognize when it may be the right time.

  1. Struggling to Keep Up with Self Care. Is your loved one struggling to keep up with taking their medication, getting dressed or their personal hygiene? If you’re realizing that your loved one is no longer able to keep up with their self-care, it might be time to think about your assisted living community options.
  2. Eating a Well-balanced Diet. Is your loved one eating an excess amount of takeout or frozen meals or have you noticed a large fluctuation in their weight? This could be a sign that they are having trouble preparing healthy food for themselves and maintaining a well-balanced diet. In an assisted living community, meals are prepared for the residents that live there, meaning your loved one wouldn’t have to worry about getting the proper amount of nutrition out of their daily meals.
  3. Issues Keeping up With Household Maintenance. You might notice a decline in your loved one’s ability to maintain monthly household maintenance. Chances are the upkeep has become too much for them to handle physically and emotionally, and they could probably benefit from downsizing and moving into an assisted living community.

Rivertown Ridge’s Unique Approach to Assisted Living

At Rivertown Ridge, we offer your loved one a unique, customized assisted living community that is designed to meet the needs of each individual resident. We understand that embracing each resident for who they are will allow them to maintain their individuality and live their life to the fullest.

In our assisted living community, your loved one will be able to remain independent longer and pursue any interests or hobbies they may have while also receiving the appropriate care they need. We focus on the seven dimensions of wellness and incorporate each one into our community at Rivertown Ridge to ensure our residents are receiving a well-balanced care plan and an overall nurtured state of well-being.

An Assisted Living Community Where Residents are a Top Priority

In our assisted living community at Rivertown Ridge, we provide your loved one with a variety of services and amenities. Our highly trained staff is there to help your loved one with things like medication management, housekeeping and cooking. We also offer spacious senior apartment options with a variety of floor plans to choose from, 24-hour care support (if needed), social activities, well-balanced meals and more. Our goal is for all of our residents to live a quality lifestyle without needing to leave our campus.

Another important service offered in our assisted living community is our on-site health clinic. The goal of this clinic is to help residents enjoy continued physical and mental health. With the clinic being right on-site, residents don’t have to leave to seek help for minor illnesses. Additionally, our residents can enjoy personal fitness training, meditation, spiritual and religious events, volunteer opportunities and more all right here in our community.

Experience Custom Care at Rivertown Ridge

We understand that you want the best for your loved one, and that’s why our highly trained staff work to provide every resident with the custom care they require. We treat each resident like a member of our own family through compassionate care and understanding.

We invite you and your loved one to learn more about all that our assisted living community at Rivertown Ridge in Wyoming, MI can offer, by contacting us today at 616-202-2713 to set up a virtual visit. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you on your senior living journey.