An unavoidable aspect of life is growing old. When one was a child or a teenager, it is only natural to look forward to growing up as doing so means freedom from parental control. You will be able to do fun things such as going to a bar to drink or going for an overseas vacation with your friends. However, when one approaches their golden years, aging can become a scary prospect indeed.
One primary reason why aging can seem so scary is that aging brings about bodily changes which reduce one’s mobility and by extension, independence as well. Individuals whose mobility is impacted negatively might not be able to live the kind of lifestyle they want and require personal care assistance with a variety of day-to-day activities.
About Our Personal Care Assistance Services
Our personal care assistance services involve helping our residents with activities of daily living. Such activities include:
- Bathing and Personal Grooming
- Dressing and Undressing
- Maintaining Continence
- Mobility and Transfer
The inability to carry out one or more of the above-mentioned activities of daily living is a sign that personal care assistance is required.
Additionally, we also provide therapy. We have licensed physiotherapists, as well as occupational and speech therapists to cater to the needs of every single resident. These healthcare professionals are responsible for assessing the rehabilitation needs of each resident, before coming up with a comprehensive rehabilitation and treatment plan. These plans could include simple exercises which improve one’s mobility or swallowing ability, as well as instruction on how to use walking aids.
Benefits of Having Personal Care Assistance Services in Your Senior Living Community
While losing control of one’s independence can be incredibly frustrating, the impact can be mitigated if proper personal care assistance is rendered to the elderly patient. At Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, our in-house, 24-hour medical and nursing team are always on standby to assist residents enrolled in our Senior Assisted Living and SHINE® Memory Care programs with the personal care assistance they require.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
You should consider moving into a senior living community when you realize that you require assistance with at least three or more activities of daily living. With this level of dependence, it would be very difficult for an untrained, family caregiver to provide you with the care you require. Additionally, the cost of hiring a personal, live-in nurse to take care of you can be very exorbitant as compared to moving into a senior living community.
Why Choose Aston Gardens At The Courtyards?
At Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, not only do we have an on-site, 24-hour medical and nursing team to take care of your personal care assistance requirements, we are also a senior living community that focuses on both the physical and mental well-being of our residents. For instance, we have a full calendar of activities and events which include daily exercise classes to occasional trips to the city center to visit local attractions. Additionally, our amenities are also of world-class standard.
To learn more about living in Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, contact us or call us at 813.710.4380 today.