Choosing an Elderly Care Community You Can Count on

Posted on December 6, 2016 · Posted in Grand Oaks

Choosing an elderly care provider for yourself or a loved one is a big decision. With all of the information about senior care available on the Internet, selecting the right assisted living community can become confusing. All the services, amenities, security features, dining options, room options, etc. can quickly turn a simple decision into a complicated decision. To make the process a little bit easier, here’s a list of features every elderly care community should have.

Medical Support – Residents should be able to rest easy knowing help is consistently available. Elderly care communities should provide residents with plenty of options for medical assistance. At Grand Oaks, a licensed nurse is either on-site or available 24/7, Visiting Physicians are available for next day appointments, and residents are offered discounted VNA Private Care services.

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Emergency Response – No matter what, assisted living communities should have a 24-hour emergency response system located in resident suites and common areas. These systems ensure that residents have the ability to call for emergency assistance at any time. And as an added security measure, Grand Oaks keeps an emergency call system responder on-site 24 hours a day.

Available Transportation – Complimentary transportation should always be offered to elderly care residents. While residents may not be able to drive themselves, they should be able to maintain their ability to travel to and from the community.  At Grand Oaks, residents are provided transportation to all scheduled medical visits and community outings.

Flexible Staff – At assisted living communities, staff members should be readily available to assist residents with whatever they need. Employee reliability is a key factor for many making the decision to move themselves or a loved one from home to an elderly care community. Grand Oaks only hires responsible and professional employees to give residents the consistency and regularity of home.

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Activities Abound – Elderly care should never be dull. Assisted living communities should offer a wide variety of weekly activities to keep residents engaged and social. The Grand Oaks communities keep an on-site activities director who creates a monthly calendar of events for residents to choose from.

Security Features – Assisted living communities should provide residents with peace of mind. Security features should be set in place to give residents the same sense of safety and comfort they would have living in their own home. At Grand Oaks, residents benefit from a 32-camera, 24-hour security system.

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