Depending on your senior mom or dad’s care needs, there are many Cambridge senior living solutions, from senior care at home to independent living communities and memory care facilities.
If your senior loved one just needs assistance with activities of daily living, home care services are by far the best option, as they allow older adults to receive all the care they need right at home. This means that your senior mom or dad can safely continue their routine with the support of an experienced, loving care provider.
Another Cambridge senior living option for seniors who can live independently is senior housing. Unlike home care services, which provide personal and companionship care services, senior housing facilities typically do not offer senior care. On the other hand, they do offer social activities or escorted transportation.
Similarly, independent living communities offer non-stop security, community centers, and other types of services that promote senior activity and socialization. Some communities even give seniors the opportunity to individually purchase senior care services.
Seniors interested in Cambridge senior living options may also want to look into retirement residences and nursing homes. These facilities offer senior care services for older adults who struggle with independent living and do not have the support system they need to continue living at home. The main difference between these two options is that nursing homes are a better fit for seniors who need a bit more extensive nursing care.
Alzheimer’s/memory care facilities may be a good solution for seniors and older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions. These faculties are equipped to meet the special needs of seniors with dementia, offering enhanced security and specialized services that can slow down the progression of the disease. Keep in mind that senior care providers such as Comfort Keepers also offer Alzheimer’s care at home, which may be a better option for many seniors.
Seniors diagnosed with a terminal or incurable illness have several Cambridge senior living options – long term care home, hospice care or in-home hospice care. Comfort Keepers works together with hospice care agencies to offer end of life care of the highest quality.
If you decide that an in-home care solution is best for your senior loved one, it’s important to bear in mind that some home modifications may be needed to minimize the risk of falls and injuries. This is known as fall-proofing or senior-proofing the home. Comfort Keepers can help you transform your senior mom or dad’s home into a safe, senior-friendly environment, proposing modifications such as enhancing lighting, installing handrails, grab bars or even elevators, getting rid of clutter, and securing rugs and cords, among others.