An Introduction to Senior Assisted Living
Senior assisted living has carved out a niche into what was an outmoded paradigm of senior care. It was not too long ago that seniors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as all over America, were fairly restricted in their senior care facility options. There were retirement homes and there were nursing homes. And that was kind of it. Assisted living communities, however, offer something different and they have greatly improved the senior care options of seniors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In recent decades we have seen the senior assisted living industry grow significantly. The senior assisted living industry has also had to diversify both the range of services it provides and the types of living facilities it offers. The needs of seniors in Pittsburgh, and everywhere, are varied and diverse. As a result, senior assistance should be varied as well. “One size fits all” won’t due.
Senior Assisted Living in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
Senior care facilities come in many different forms. There are different types of senior-specific residences that all differ from one another to some degree. There are independent living/retirement facilities, assisted living communities, and nursing homes. Independent living communities simply provide seniors with a place to live where housekeeping and landscaping are taken care of for them. There typically isn’t any personal care offered by the facility.
Other communities are specifically designed for seniors who are significantly limited in their abilities to take care of themselves. These are nursing homes and they tend to have many care workers and perhaps even nurses and doctors on site. Assisted living communities fall somewhere between these two; they offer health care and assistance like nursing homes do, but allow for as much freedom as possible, as retirement homes do.
Senior Assisted Living Communities in Fox Chapel, PA
If you or an elderly loved one needs senior care of some kind, you need to choose which type of senior care facility fits your needs the best. If you want an assisted living community, then you have to pick the best community for you. Which communities are in the right location for your family? Which offer the services you need or are likely to need? Which ones best fit your budget?
When looking at senior assisted living communities, it is best to work with a third party to answer the above questions. It can be really tricky to strike the right balance between the amounts of freedom and supervision that are needed. Always Best Care of Fox Chapel works with seniors and their families to get them the best possible senior assisted living placement in the Pittsburgh area.
Home Care in Fox Chapel, PA
Senior assisted living communities are ideal for many seniors and their families, but they are not the only type of senior care available. There is also senior home care. Always Best Care of Pittsburgh provides home care assistance to those who would prefer (and are able to) stay in their homes as opposed to moving into an assisted living community.
Get in Touch with Always Best Care of Fox Chapel for an Assessment
If you would like to learn more about your senior assisted living options in Pittsburgh, Oakmont, Fox Chapel, and the surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to contact us.