If you’re beginning to research options for senior living and assisted living for your parents, you’re probably already feeling the stress. What does assisted living provide? How does assisted living work? Is senior living right for my parents? There is a mountain of information for you to sift through, and it can be difficult to decide which factors are the most important.
The first thing you’ll have to consider is location. If you live in Eastern-most Missouri (the St. Louis Metropolitan area), you’ll have to decide if you want your parents to live in areas like St. Charles, St. Peters or Chesterfield. Another place for you to consider is Florissant — specifically, the Garden Plaza of Florissant Assisted Living community.
What Does Assisted Living Provide?
Assisted living communities are specifically designed for older adults who need a little amount of daily care. They can do most things for themselves, but your loved one may need some help with tasks like laundry or remembering how much medication to take and when to take it. They may also be in need of occasional skilled nursing care, depending on their health requirements. Many communities also offer services such as housekeeping, laundry and health care management.
Assisted Living vs Home Care
A local assisted living community is the right choice for your parents if they can still get around on their own and only need help with completing various daily tasks. They may even enter assisted living care temporarily after surgery or a health incident until they recover, at which point they can move back home.
Home care, however, is designed for those who need extra care beyond what assisted living provides. If your parents have trouble getting around without a wheelchair or need ongoing care, in-home care may be what they need. Home care typically offers both non-medical and skilled health care services directly in your parents’ home.
Why Choose Garden Plaza of Florissant for Assisted Living for Your Parents?
If you want your parents to live close to home to be near family, Garden Plaza of Florissant is the choice for you. Most of our residents are from the community, so your parents can have a deeper sense of connection with their new surroundings. Our location is a short drive to almost anywhere, so you’ll feel a sense of comfort knowing you can visit any time you want.
At Garden Plaza of Florissant, we aim to provide the best care and community for seniors who still want independence but need some assistance with daily living activities. We deliver an assortment of specialized services, such as daily home-cooked meals that keep in mind dietary needs and preferences. Your parents won’t have to worry about tiresome chores such as laundry or housekeeping, as our friendly associates will take care of all that for them so they can fully enjoy their time here.
To learn more about our assisted living services, contact us and speak with a knowledgeable member of our team. We’re looking forward to having your family as part of our senior living community!