Free Senior Living Navigation

Specializing in assisted living referrals and non-medical home care Serving Louisville’s Downtown and East End

Free Independent & Assisted Living Community Referrals

If you or your loved one can no longer safely stay at home, or if you simply find maintaining your home too burdensome, Always Best Care is here to help. We provide a free in-home consultation to determine your needs, finances and preferences, and personally take you to tour several senior living communities that match your profile and are licensed to provide the appropriate level of care. We help relieve the stress that can come with this transition and can connect you to many helpful resources for a smooth move. Our job doesn’t end there — we also follow up on all of the paperwork and check with you to make sure you are happy and are always being treated with dignity and respect.

 

Living Options:

 

Independent Living/Retirement Communities

  • Seniors living in these communities enjoy security, socializing and well-balanced meals, as well as having tasks such as driving, cleaning, and maintenance done for them, if they so choose.
  • These homes and apartments are designed for seniors who are totally independent, but may not want to maintain their homes any longer.
  • These communities host many activities and events daily, so they are very active and social settings. They have outings to shows, museums, restaurants, malls, grocery stores, and transportation to doctor appointments. Residents enjoy getting together to play cards, watch a movie or take a walk.
  • The monthly rent usually includes three meals a day, housekeeping, linen service and transportation.
 

Assisted Living Communities

These communities are for seniors or people with disabilities who are independent, but may need some help with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, transferring and toileting. They can also give residents medication reminders. Many are fully accessible for people with disabilities. Three meals a day are usually provided, as well as housekeeping, linen service and transportation. They offer a variety of daily activities for the residents to enjoy, as well as outings to grocery stores, restaurants, malls and events. Residents usually have their own private room and bath, and rooms come in a variety of floor plans; some with their own living room, kitchen and dining room. The rooms often surround common areas such as a large living room, dining hall and activity rooms. These communities may also include special, secure memory care floors or units designed especially for the safety and comfort of residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Some assisted living communities charge monthly rent for the type of room chosen and then an additional fee based on the level of care needed. Others have an all-inclusive monthly rate, regardless of the care level.

 

Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Care

  • Alzheimer’s and other dementia care is available in a variety of settings – in fact, the majority of senior living communities are home to residents with early Alzheimer’s disease or mild dementia.
  • When your loved one is at risk of wandering, having accidents in the home, or is otherwise in need of safer surroundings, more secure options are available.
  • Some larger assisted living communities offer secure memory care units within their facilities, in which doors can only be opened with a security code. Facilities and activities are designed specifically for memory care residents, and the staff is trained in Alzheimer’s/dementia care.
  • As with other types of communities, some charge rent for the type of room chosen and add fees based on the level of care, while others charge an all-inclusive monthly rate.
 

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)

(also known as Aging in Place Communities)

These communities offer several levels of care on one campus, allowing residents to receive a higher level of care on either a short- or long-term basis without having to move to a completely new community. Most of these communities offer independent retirement living, various levels of assisted living care, and a skilled nursing facility. Some also include a special memory care unit. These settings are particularly appealing to couples, since it allows both individuals to live in the same community, even if they require different levels of care. The accommodations and the rates vary according to the level of care.

 

Respite Care – a Break for Family Caregivers

 

  • If you are a family caregiver who needs a break from your responsibilities, many of the assisted living and memory care communities offer temporary "respite stays” for your loved one, which can enable you to take some much needed time off.
  • Some communities have time limits, but generally, a senior could stay for as little as one week to as long as a month.
  • Respite care is a good way for your loved one to try a community before deciding to live there long-term.
  • It can also be a good option for someone who is recuperating from an injury or illness and does not have a family member close by to help in the short-term.
  • Respite stays are only offered when a community has a vacancy.
 

Personal Care Communities

 

  • Our personal care communities are licensed by the Kentucky Office of Inspector General.
     
  • Personal care offers assistance with the activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, transferring, toileting and eating.
  • These communities can also provide some skilled nursing/medical services and administer medication.
  • Three meals a day, housekeeping, linen service and transportation are usually included. Some facilities also wash residents’ personal laundry.
  • Many activities are offered for residents to enjoy, both inside and outside of the community.
  • Some of the larger personal care communities offer a variety of room sizes, ranging from a studio to a two bedroom. Other communities offer a standard room size.
  • Personal care community pricing varies, with some having an all-inclusive monthly rate that covers everything, regardless of care level, and others charging a rate for your apartment, plus a rate for the level of care. In addition, some communities add another monthly charge for the number of medications given.
  • Companion living, or sharing a room with a roommate, is offered at a few personal care communities as a savings option.

 

Always Best Care Can Help!

 

Finding the right place at the right price and the appropriate level of care can be a time consuming and overwhelming process. But Always Best Care does all of the research for you! We know our local senior living communities and can help you find just the right fit.

 

 

 

Free Care Consultation

Contact us today at:

 

(502) 272-4400

* For a free personal consultation and tours to find the best place possible for you and/or your loved one.

 

335