Assisted Living Communities are quickly become a natural progression of the aging process. Although many may feel apprehensive of the possibility of living in, or placing a family member in the care of someone they do not know, most are simply unaware of the many benefits, features, and amenities provided by Assisted Living Communities. Most of these amenities make the lives of residents meaningful, enjoyable, safe, and fun!
Assisted Living Concepts
Along with the health care features, such as on-call CNAs and trained staff, many other facets of these facilities can speak to any potential resident or family member, demonstrating how great of a choice it is to consider Assisted Living Communities.
Assisted Living Communities offer a variety of styles and sizes of living quarters, with the possibility of being in a private or a shared room. Some residences are fully furnished, while others allow decoration of living spaces, making it feel like home in no time! Kitchens may also be included, with access to a refrigerator, sink, and cooking element. Most bathrooms are walker and wheelchair friendly, with all bathroom amenities being designed and implemented with the aging body in mind. With the feeling of ownership being a huge part of being happy and healthy, rooms are a huge factor when considering where a loved one should live.
A sense of community is a vital part of a person’s wellbeing and happiness. Assisted Living Communities provide common areas, including dining rooms, fitness centers, gaming rooms parlors, living rooms, and some even have cafes or nice restaurants onsite. These areas provide a sense of the “outside world” to the community while still ensuring safety as a top priority. Keeping the residents engaged and happy on the campus ensures that they create a home at their community, as well as establish a life that they can share with visiting family members or friends!
While each aging resident faces the new challenges of caring for themselves, professional, trained onsite staff and CNAs are there to assist with anything that a loved one might face. From bathing to brushing teeth, CNAs are trained to provide assistance to the resident while maintaining their dignity and sense of independence. The same goes for the medical treatment; since many of the residents living in the community are in fact on some medication, these services provide excellent staff that is organized and responsible, knowing exactly when to administer medicines to residents.
Dining is a typical worry when it comes to deciding which Assisted Living Community to choose. The stigma around the dining services at these communities is close to that of a high school cafeteria, but that is simply not the case. Staff work tirelessly to adhere to every dietary and religious restriction, making it so no resident gets overlooked, and the food is delicious. Residents will receive three meals a day, provided at a time that works best for them and their bodies.
Lastly, the top personal care feature provided by Assisted Living Communities is the housekeeping amenity. With the residents’ aging bodies, it can be hard to keep up with the daily task of keeping the home clean and free from germs. That’s why Assisted Living Communities provide a housekeeping service. With this feature, the staff is cognizant of particulars that a family member might have. This helps make sure that loved ones are comfortable at all times, feeling like they are at home every time they step into their room.
Most Assisted Living Facilities also have access to healthcare and medical services, day or night, for any reason. There is also a 24-hour emergency call system for each resident, just in case any issues arise. Families are always notified whenever situations like this occur.. Staff is trained to know the signs of an emergency, as well as access to information on pre-existing conditions of residents that may become a factor. When staying at Assisted Living Communities, residents are always safe and looked after by professional and kind staff.
Safety and Security
Peace of mind is what drives many decisions surrounding Assisted Living Communities. Having a secure building or community where a loved one is protected from wandering or emergencies is very important. Assisted Living Communities typically include 24-hour emergency response system and surveillance, along with security and monitoring systems that prevent resident wandering. New systems implemented can also provide behavior monitoring, helping caregivers and staff be alert if there are any issues anticipated due to changes in an individual’s health.
The main goal of Assisted Living Communities is to make the resident feel as independent as possible. Readily-available transportation is essential to making that possible. Residents are allowed to bring their own vehicles; however, some may not be able to provide this service for themselves. Without it, their free will seems to be stripped away. However, with transportation services, residents can have the freedom to make their own decisions and live their lives independently.
Cobbdale Assisted Living: The Clear Choice
All bedrooms are single-person, private rooms and include a private bathroom. Each suite has its own temperature control system, so as to let the resident be in control of their comfort at all times. The rooms are open, warm, and provide relaxing views of the gardens or other natural surroundings.
The bathrooms at Cobbdale are designed with seniors in mind, using every design tactic to ensure safety for all residents, preventing falls and slips on any surface. Each bathroom is equipped with a pull-cord system to provide a timely response from staff, if needed. The large showers and bathroom tiles are all non-slick surfaces, preventing any injury. Each bathroom is cleaned by staff daily, to ensure a clean and safe environment at all times.
Cobbdale community spaces are spacious and welcoming, encouraging residents to leave their rooms and come be a part of the community. The dining rooms and living rooms are all warm, welcoming environments with access to limited privacy in comfortable seating quarters. The kitchen is also a popular place for residents, providing the opportunity to interact and spend time with staff and other community members as they prepare meals or snacks. The open layout makes it accessible to everyone, and gives residents the option to assist in the meals for communal dining.
Another notable aspect of the community is the beautiful garden and property. These areas are provided for both aesthetic pleasure and experience. Walking the grounds is a great way to get the resident out of their room and into nature, which is proven to increase health all around.
Residents of Cobbdale are provided with the best possible personal care, ranging from housekeeping and laundry to self-care and cleaning. Our staff is capable and helping to keep both the body and the home clean, so as to make loved ones happier and healthier.
Cobbdale’s holistic approach to residents’ care focuses on the promotion of health and wellbeing. Each member is treated as an individual and is provided with individual care, ranging from medication to dietary restrictions. Group activities are provided to encourage a sense of community, as well as solo activities for those who want to relax with themselves. With a combination of social engagement, outdoor activities, peaceful relaxation, and supreme health care, residents will be happy, healthy, and integrated into a community, making their quality of life exponentially better.
Safety and Security:
Each room at Cobbdale is equipped with an accessible pull cord alarm system that can be used for any type of emergency or assistance as needed. The premise is constantly monitored as well, with safety being the top priority for our staff. The house is also equipped with standard emergency prevention, such as fire alarms, carbon monoxide monitors, sprinklers, and flood lights. Loved ones will be safe and secure in Cobbdale’s state of the art building.
All in all, Cobbdale is a great option for families. Our sense of community, health care, personal care, and safety precautions will instill peace of mind in everyone as the happiness, health, and safety of our residents is the top priority. The aesthetics of the gardens, the privacy of the rooms, and the programs and support systems are there to help a loved one be protected, independent, safe, and cared for at Cobbdale. With happiness being of top priority, it is pertinent that loved ones feel safe and families feel at peace with the idea of assisted living.
If you still feel apprehensive toward the process or the idea of an Assisted Living Community, Cobbdale Living Community is here to answer any and all questions you may have. Message us online or give us a call to set up a tour or a meeting with a representative today!