Located just north of the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Buckhead is a thriving suburb that more than 78,000 people call home. Seniors living in the Buckhead area often don’t want to leave, even when they need a bit of extra help to stay safe at home. Fortunately, there are many different assisted living communities in this northern suburb. Unfortunately, too many choices can be overwhelming for seniors and their families to choose from.
If your loved one needs the extra help or socialization that an assisted living community can provide, here are a few ways you can choose the best fit.
Start with Neighborhood
Location is crucial when choosing an assisted living community. Begin your search by narrowing down your choices based on the preferred location. Some seniors want to stay in a general neighborhood while other older adults seek to be near to a family member. In any case, your location is an important first factor when beginning the decision-making process.
Activities and Dining
One of the many benefits of living in an assisted living community is easy access to social opportunities. Assisted living communities feature busy activity calendars and provide residents with a variety of events to choose from on a daily basis. When touring potential communities, be sure to ask for copies of their activity calendars. Ensure that they offer a variety of activities and seek out resident advice on what to plan for the following months. Look for activities that happen during different times of the day and trips that give residents the chance to get out and about.
Beyond activities, the dining department is also crucial to a healthy and happy transition to assisted living. When touring a community, ask to see a sample menu of meals served. Or even better, ask to stay to try out a meal for yourself. Residents should have options to choose from when selecting their meals, and the dining room should be a social experience without feeling too loud or overstimulating.
Assisted living communities provide peace of mind to residents and their family members, and caregivers are available around the clock to assist residents with tasks or during emergencies. When you tour potential assisted living communities, ask about any additional charges that are billed for higher levels of assistance. Then, watch caregivers in action throughout the community. Are they genuinely happy? Do they interact with residents like they have a good relationship with one another? These small observations can tell you a lot about the staff culture and how it may serve your loved one in the future.
Finally, search out a community that provides the lifestyle you or your loved one desires. Activities and dining experiences are part of that lifestyle, as is access to care. However, look for additional amenities like regular housekeeping services, transportation services, spacious rooms, and connection with the greater community.
Renaissance on Peachtree is located in the heart of Buckhead. Our lovely community features a lifestyle that is focused on wellness, health, and relationships. Independent living and assisted living residents enjoy making new friends in the dining room, decorating their spacious apartments, and being a part of the greater Buckhead community.
We would love to give you a glimpse into what life looks like here for our residents. Schedule your tour today; we can’t wait to welcome you home.