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11th Oct

2014

What You Need to Know About Senior Assisted Living

For seniors living in Hawaii, senior assisted living is a viable residential option, especially for those who require assistance with regular activities of day-to-day living. If you are contemplating choosing a Hawaii senior assisted living facility, for either yourself or a loved one, it is important that you have a good understanding of what to expect and whether it will be an ideal setting for a long-term residence.

What Is It?

A Hawaii senior assisted living facility is a practical choice if you or a loved one requires more than simple personal care services that are normally provided at home. Assisted living facilities are a step above independent living retirement communities in terms of assistance provided. For individuals requiring medical care, assistance with daily tasks and supervision 24/7, a Hawaii senior assisted living facilities are equipped to provide adequate support and emergency care.

Basically, a Hawaii senior assisted living facility is designed to provide 24-hour support, ensuring the security and safety of seniors as well as provide access to basic medical and daily care. A reputable facility can offer a personalized plan designed to meet the specific needs of a resident as well as accommodate the disabilities of an individual. The great thing about Hawaii senior assisted living is that you or your loved one can still enjoy some degree of freedom, especially in performing certain tasks involving personal care. Of course, a request for assistance can be made at any time.

What Can You Expect?

A Hawaii senior assisted living situation offers a number of services, which will typically include the following:

  • Assistance with bathing, eating, dressing, walking and going to the bathroom
  • Housekeeping services
  • Three meals served in a common area
  • Transportation
  • Emergency call systems in place within the living space
  • Medication management
  • Exercise, health and wellness programs
  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry services
  • Access to medical and health services
  • Recreational and social activities
  • Trained staff to provided assistance with scheduled needs and unexpected issues

 

Is It The Right Solution?

If you are trying to decide whether or not Hawaii senior assisted living is the right option for you or your loved one, here are some questions you should consider:

  • Do you or your loved one require assistance that is greater than family members are able to provide? If in-home assistance is not available and daily activities have become stressful or overwhelming, then you or your loved one may want to consider Hawaii senior assisted living.

  • Do you or your loved one feel isolated? No matter what age or condition, connection and interaction should always be considered a vital human need, especially for one’s happiness and health. With Hawaii senior assisted living, you are given a chance to socialize and engage in recreational activities in a community environment.
  • Is safety an issue? If mobility is limited and there is a medical condition, the simple task of getting out of bed can be a real challenge and may even become dangerous. If this has become an issue and the needed assistance is unavailable, then you may want to consider a Hawaii senior assisted living facility that is set up to offer the level of assistance needed.
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