Looking for an assisted living facility with a loved one may seem like a daunting task, but as long as they are excited about the prospect of moving to a location where they won’t have to tend to their property, can choose to eat in a cafeteria or cook their own meal, and where they can still take part in activities and make friends, then the process can actually be a fun one.
Now, talking about amenities when it comes to assisted living, what are some amenities that you and your loved one should look for? The answer depends on what your loved one wants and what interests them. However, for the most part, the list below summarizes some of the more popular amenities that mean the most to residents.
Personal space. If you have been living on your own for a long time, then you will likely be used to having your own personal space. You want to make sure that the new location is going to provide you with the type of personal space that you’re comfortable with. Some facilities will offer the option to have a roommate, but that might not be what you want.
Make sure that even if you have a room of your own (which most of them tend to be), that it offers enough personal space for you.
Appliances. If you want to have a kitchen in your room, then make sure that one will be available. You may want to make a nice meal in the comfort of your own apartment, and when you do, it’s nice to know that you can. Not every room in every facility is going to come with these appliances or a kitchen, so if that’s an important issue, then be sure to talk about it with the administrative staff.
Community areas. Also known as common areas, these can include dining rooms that may appear like a fine restaurants, game rooms, libraries, fitness centers, and television rooms. What’s going to be important for you when you move into this facility? Is it going to have the community areas that you will be most likely to use?
Moving into assisted living is a major life change, so make sure that you find a place that will have everything that you want and expect out of living in one of these facilities.
When researching options for assisted living facilities in Galveston, TX, call us at (832) 315-3219. Assisted Living counselors at Serenity Gardens are available to talk with you about your caregiving needs while providing better, affordable care for you or a loved one.