When it comes to taking care of our elderly loved ones, it can be difficult to decide what is best for them as they need more assistance. Some face health problems that require 24 hour medical supervision. However, as most people grow older, they need help with some daily tasks but do not need to be supervised 24 hours a day.
It is important to find a balance between allowing them to keep their independence and still ensuring that they get the assistance they need every day. Two possible options of care for those who do not need 24 hour supervision are adult day care centers and assisted living facilities.
Assisted living facilities are residential communities where elderly people live with access to 24-hour personal care but are not supervised 24 hours a day. Adults that live here will have access to security and support but still be able to live independently.
These communities provide elderly adults with the opportunity to socialize with others and offers various physical and social activities for community members. Many also offer supervised nutrition, housekeeping and transportation. Many elderly adults with no family living close by will find this is the best option for them.
Adult day care centers, like Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers, are daytime facilities that provide care and social programs for elderly adults. Centers like these allow elderly adults to live at home with their family but still be able to socialize and get daily assistance during the day. Many people prefer this option because it keeps family together, provides assistance for elders during the day and gives caregivers a chance to take a break for their caregiving duties.
When adults attend facilities like Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers, they can not only socialize and make friends with others their age, but in our program they can also participate in exercise programs, music therapy, physical therapy, and get the medical attention they need with easy access to our nursing staff and mobile physicians. The programs offered here are more than what many assisted living facilities can provide.
Deciding what option is best for our elderly loved ones depends on many different factors. Those who do not have family close by may benefit more from assisted living facilities. However, those who do have family living close by and/or have limited finances available might benefit more from attending an adult daycare center and continuing to live at home.
Adults who prefer to live in their home and do not want to move to another community can also benefit from attending an adult day care center. Every family is different, and what is a good option for one family will not be for another family. It is important to consider all the options available when finding care for your elderly loved one. For more information, contact us on our website today.