Activities to Look For When Choosing an Assisted Living Community
What activities should you look for when choosing an assisted living community? How do you even know what you should expect?
An interesting post at Inside Elder Care covers this topic in detail. The author interviews Terri Glimcher, the life enrichment coordinator for Emeritus Senior Living. Glimcher says:
You want to make sure that there are activities going on all day that include, physical activities, crafts that include a product that the residents can take to their rooms, outings, and cognitive activities. You want your loved one to be able to make choices in his or her schedule. … You should also make sure that there are outings outside of the community and that there is community involvement consistently. If people are sitting in the lobby with no activity, chances are that is the way it will be when your loved one lives there.
If you’re looking for an assisted living community, you’ll probably find the post helpful. It offers all sorts of insights. You can read it here. And you can search for assisted living communities in your area here.
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Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.