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Personalized Referral Service for Senior Living Options
Independent living communities are specialized residential communities designed for seniors who can live independently, but desire a supportive and social environment or are ready to downsize for the next chapter of their lives.
These communities typically offer private apartments or cottages with access to communal areas, such as dining rooms, common areas, outdoor spaces, shared activities, and special events. The sense of community this senior living option fosters can be vital for individuals who may have become isolated or lonely.
Independent living communities allow residents to live independently while enjoying the benefits of a larger, more active setting. Basic care within independent living communities generally includes prepared meals, housekeeping, and transportation. Many independent living communities also offer options for assisted living and memory care, and specialized programs and services, such as wellness programs and educational classes.
We look at many factors when considering independent living options for our clients. In addition to the quality of the community and its amenities, accessibility, and cost, we consider the options for stepped up care should your loved one need additional support in the future.
Assisted living communities are specialized, residential care centers that provide assistance and support for individuals with daily activities, while also promoting independence and quality of life. These centers offer a variety of services, including assistance with bathing, dressing, feeding, medication management, and social and recreational activities. Typically residents have private apartments or rooms with access to communal areas such as dining rooms, common areas, and outdoor spaces.
Assisted living communities provide a variety of benefits for residents and their families. One of the most significant benefits is the personalized care and attention provided by trained professionals. Assisted living centers offer a safe and secure environment that promotes independence and enhances quality of life for residents. A variety of activities and programs designed to stimulate the mind and give residents opportunities to connect with others are often provided. Socialization and engagement with others can be especially important for individuals who may be isolated or lonely. Some assisted living communities offer specialized programs and services, such as memory care or physical therapy, which can be beneficial for individuals with specific needs.
We look at many factors when helping our clients find an assisted living community for their loved one. In addition to looking at the level of care provided and the qualifications and experience of staff, we consider the location and accessibility of the center, the services and amenities offered, as well as the family budget.
A memory care community is a specialized care center that provides care and support for individuals with memory loss conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Frontal Temporal, Traumatic Brain Injury, Lewy Body, or other types of dementia. These centers are designed to provide a safe and secure environment that promotes independence and enhances the quality of life for residents.
We only work with centers with specially trained staff and experienced professionals who are skilled in caring for individuals with cognitive decline and functioning. These professionals are trained to recognize the unique needs, preferences, and personalities of each resident and encourage them to be as independent as possible. This specialized support helps people maintain their dignity.
Memory care centers typically offer a variety of services, including assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, and social and recreational activities. These communities also provide opportunities for socialization and engagement with others, which can be especially important for individuals with memory loss conditions. Other amenities we look for are programs designed to keep the brain engaged and help residents find purpose and meaning.
When helping our clients choose a memory care community for their loved ones, we consider the level of care provided, the qualifications and experience of staff, the location and accessibility of the center, as well as the services and amenities offered.
When your loved one needs a high level of attention, a board and care home can be a good option. Typically intimate, home-like settings with six residents in residential neighborhoods, board and care homes offer a higher resident to care ratio than larger communities and provide highly personalized assistance and support for individuals who need help with daily activities. Many of these homes are staffed by trained professionals who are experienced in caring for individuals with a variety of needs. Many residents who move into board and care homes have some form of cognitive impairment.
Board and care homes provide a number of benefits for residents and their families. One of the most significant benefits is the personalized care and attention provided by trained professionals. In addition to assistance with daily activities, board and care homes also provide opportunities for socialization and engagement with others, which can be especially important for individuals who may be isolated or lonely. Board and care homes offer a variety of activities and programs designed to stimulate the mind and the body and provide opportunities for residents to connect with others.
While board and care homes and assisted living communities both provide personalized care and support for individuals who need help with daily activities, there are some key differences between the two. Board and care homes are smaller, home-like settings that offer a high level of personalized care and attention to each resident. In contrast, assisted living communities are typically larger, more structured environments that offer a wider range of services and amenities. As senior placement specialists and elder care consultants, we are able to help you determine the best choice based on your loved one’s unique needs and preferences.
There is never a charge to our clients or families for our referral services.
We work with families throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Greater Los Angeles.Your chosen facility pays us a fee when your loved one moves into their new home.
“Lisa Bricker is a true gem! I am grateful for her guidance as I struggled to find a placement for my mother who has Alzheimer’s.”
“So grateful for your knowledge and kind lovely heart. Thank you for helping us find an amazing place for our brother”
“Their support came during a time when making decisions with clear thinking and caring was of great importance to me.”
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