At Orchard we understand that finding a right community for you or your loved one is a big decision. There are many factors to consider and we want to provide some guidance to simplify this process for you. Below you will find some answers to help guide you in this decision. We welcome you to reach out to us for further assistance.
Is it Time?
What signs to look for when you know it might be that time to move to an assisted living community?
- Memory loss – forgetfulness, can wander from home.
- Lack of appetite – doesn’t remember to eat, when eats it’s not a balance meal, lacks proper nutrition.
- Mobility problems – hard to move around, fear of falling and needs assistance with everyday things.
- Lack of socialization – not as social as used to be, prefers to be left alone, doesn’t look out after him/her-self, poor hygiene.
- Medication concerns – not remembering to take needed medications.
- Fear and depression – doesn’t acknowledge a need for assistance, no interaction with others.
Moving into a senior living community can be positive if your loved one has experienced any of the above mentioned signs. Many communities offer short-term or respite stays for you to get an idea of what it’s like to be part of a community. We encourage you to take advantage of that if you have any uncertainty above moving. By being a part of a community, many residents experience a positive change through medication management, nutritious meals and socializing with your peers. At Orchard we focus on providing families with a piece of mind they need when their loved one moves to our Atalanta community.
So Many Communities to Choose From
With so many options, how do I choose? When you tour communities, meet the management and more importantly meet the everyday staff. Many times you are able to tell the type of care your loved one will receive based on your observation of the staff. Are the employees happy? Do they smile? Or do they looked burned out? Try the food, is it freshly made or was it frozen?
Below you will find an evaluation tool developed by The Assisted Living Federation of America to help you get all the answers you are looking for before you choose the community that’s right for you or your loved one.
How Do I Pay for Senior Living Community?
At Orchard Assisted Living we understand that financial challenges can sometimes stand in the way of making the best healthcare decision. This is a concern for many families. We are here to help you explore solutions by offering access to the following resources:
Making a Smooth Transition
Whether you are looking for place for yourself or your loved one, this will be a big transition. At Orchard, we want to make this process as smooth and easy as possible.
We focus on giving you that peace of mind that you need to feel confident in your choice. You will be able to spend more time with your loved knowing that he/she are well cared for by a professional team of kind hearted individuals.
There will be a transition period that your loved one will go through. Some residents adjust quicker than others. Remember time is a factor here and think of all reasons why this was a good idea to move your loved one to a senior living community.
Let our team do what we do and you focus on yourself and getting back to your life and circle of friends and supportive people.
You are a still a very important part of your loved one’s care. We will involve you in many decisions and encourage you to visit often.