Making the move to an assisted living community is not a small decision. First, you have to be able to recognize that assisted living is right for you or your loved one, and it can be easy to overlook the warning signs. At Newcastle Place, we can educate you on what assisted living truly means, how to know when you need it and what a difference it can make in the life of a senior who wants to continue living an active and engaged lifestyle but needs extra care and support.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is not about losing your independence. It’s about maximizing it, while recognizing that you need a helping hand when it comes to completing certain activities of daily living. It can be tasks as simple as getting dressed, bathing or remembering to take your medication.
Just because you live in an assisted living community does not mean you are not able to live an active lifestyle. Quite the opposite, in fact. Assisted living enables residents to lead a more active life by providing the extra care and support you need in a community setting. Residents in assisted living communities also have access to many of the same services and amenities as they would if they were residing in an independent living community.
Signs You Might Need More Support
Quality of life is an essential element of assisted living. Not only can assisted living make life easier and more fulfilling for the person in need of assistance, but it can also help ease the burden on their primary caregiver, which is often a family member. It’s not always easy to know when an assisted living community might be the right choice for you or your loved one, but there are a number of signs that can serve as a warning:
- Activities of daily living become more of a challenge. Common daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, toileting, getting out of bed and eating.
- Difficulty getting around the house. Lacking the mobility necessary to move around the house freely and independently can lead to a fall or other injury.
- Failure to keep up with financial obligations. Having trouble keeping up with bills and taxes can lead to bigger problems down the road if not addressed.
- Feelings of isolation. Withdrawal from social activities can lead to feelings of isolation, which can lead to depression and other mental health issues.
It may also be worth consulting a physician and asking for their assessment.
Benefits of a CCRC
No one ever plans to need assisted living. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for whatever the future might hold in store for you. That is the guiding principle of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), also known as Life Care. It is a concept designed to provide for the needs of every community resident, both now and in the future.
As a resident of a Life Care community, you have priority access to the full continuum of care, from assisted living and memory care to skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. You may never need a greater level of care, but it’s there if and when you do, providing peace of mind not only for you but for your loved ones, who can trust your needs are always going to be met.
Assisted Living Services & Amenities at Newcastle Place
At Newcastle Place, assisted living is not limited to assistance with the daily activities of living. Residents also benefit from a calendar of activities programmed to ensure their mind, body and spirit are active and engaged. The community is loaded with life-enriching services and amenities, from chef-prepared meals in three dining venues to a variety of health and fitness programs designed specifically to the ability level and experience of each resident.
Explore Floor Plans for Assisted Living Suites
Residents of the assisted living community at Newcastle Place have their choice between three different floor plans: the 570 sq.-ft. One-Bedroom Dover, the 635 sq.-ft. One-Bedroom Windsor and the 783 sq.-ft. Two-Bedroom Kensington. Find the space that is right for you or your loved one and make it feel like home. You can even furnish it with your own furniture and decor!
If you are considering assisted living for yourself or a loved one, we’re happy to chat through that decision with you. Fill out the form below or give us a call at 262-387-8800.