Residential Care homes are just that, residential homes. They are regular houses, in regular neighborhoods. From the outside looking in you would never know that the home may be licensed by the state, exactly the same as a large assisted living facility seen in commercial areas.
1. The homestyle environment gives seniors the opportunity to feel as they are still a part of a “family”.
It is our ambition to carry out a traditional, family-style way of life that is meaningful to the residents and families we serve. The Founder of Hometown Senior Living has been caring for seniors and working in the assisted living industry for over 20 years. Growing up very closely to her grandparents shaped a respect and comfort level for the aging population. Our assisted living residential care homes are in local neighborhoods to create an option for seniors to continue to live in a comfortable setting with a family-style atmosphere that we are all accustomed to.
2. The low resident to staff ratio allows caregivers to provide each senior with the one on one attention they deserve.
Residents tend to have less incidents and falls because of the constant oversight and attentiveness of staff. Insufficient nursing staff can negatively impact all residents in a nursing home or assisted living environment. For this reason, your family can rest a little easier knowing that their loved one can enjoy the benefits of one of the highest staff-to-resident ratios in the state. We offer 24-hour CNA/Caregiver Staff (awake overnight caregivers) and regular weekly on site visits by our Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
3. All Inclusive Rates
Most residential care homes offer “all inclusive” rates, offering families and residents peace of mind and security when planning their financial future. The rate commonly includes meals, snacks, activities, and assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, toileting, urinary, or bowel incontinence care.
4. Many Homes at Hometown Senior Living are Memory Care Certified
For those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias, a small residential care facility can be an ideal setting. Many licensed homes are Memory Care Certified! Furthermore, memory care residents tend to feel more comfortable in a home-like environment versus a large facility.
5. Daily and Weekly Respite Care
Daily or weekly respite care is usually offered and is a great way to test out the scenario before committing to a move. Respite is also a great way for the current caregiver to take some much deserved personal time, perhaps a night out or a weekend getaway.
In a residential care setting, seniors still have the ability to carry on as normal a life as they wish or are able. They can go shopping and have friends and family visit whenever they want. If given the choice, most families will choose residential care over nursing home care for these reasons. When investigating permanent options for your aging loved one, remember, a nursing home is NOT the only option.
Editor’s note: Article provided compliments of Kristy Wilson, licensed nurse and proud owner of Dignity Senior Care Homes, Senior Care in Texas and Senior Care Advisors, LLC. Kristy has over 20 years of experience with Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients.