Exton, Pennsylvania, is rapidly becoming an ideal location for seniors. The locale offers the safety, comfort, and community of a small town, but with all the perks of city life within arm’s reach. As a result, the area has some of the best personal care options in the country.
Personal care communities are ideal for those who need assistance for a few daily activities, such as bathing, cooking, or cleaning, but want to preserve as much independence as possible. Read on to see whether personal care is right for you or your loved one and what to look for when selecting a community.
Is Personal Care Right for Your Loved One?
Personal care strikes a balance between independent living and full-time care. Personal care might be right for someone who:
- Could use help with a few daily activities
- Feels lonely or isolated at home and would like to join a community of peers
- Recently suffered an injury, such as a fall, or is at risk of incurring an injury
- Is no longer able to take care of their home
- Is showing signs of memory loss or cognitive decline
- Would benefit from on-site care but values their independence
If any or all of the above points strike a chord with you, it might be worth exploring some of the options that are available in Exton.
What Makes a Personal Care Community Great?
Though there may be plenty of options available, not all personal care communities are created equal. The difference in quality of life offered from one community to the next can be immense. When searching for the right community, be on the lookout for these hallmarks of exceptional personal care:
- Serves gourmet meals served in a restaurant-style setting that can be modified to suit tastes or dietary needs
- Offers plenty of options for staying physically active, such as senior aerobics classes or tai chi
- Provides beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy
- Includes convenient transportation to area stores and attractions
- Keeps a full and interesting community events calendar
- Is staffed with people who genuinely care about the residents
- Provides expert senior care, along with dementia care, if the need arises
- Welcomes visitors and makes an effort to involve family members with support groups and other programs
In addition to all of the above, the ideal community for your senior loved one will depend on their personal preferences. For example, if they have a hobby that they love, a great community will enable them to integrate their passions seamlessly into their new life.
What Questions Should You Ask on the Tour?
Before deciding on a personal care community, it’s important to schedule a tour to make sure it’s the right fit for you or your loved one. Some questions to ask during a tour include:
- What specific programs and services does your community offer?
- Does your community offer a continuum of care in case dementia care becomes necessary in the future?
- What meals does the community offer and does it accommodate dietary needs?
- What is the ratio of staff to residents? Is help available 24/7?
- What transportation options are provided and how do they work?
- Can I view an apartment? What layout options are available?
It’s also a good idea to enjoy a meal at the community restaurant, if possible, to make sure that the food suits your tastes. And be sure to talk with staff and residents to see how they feel about the community to get an idea of whether you will get along with your potential neighbors.
Consider Arbor Terrace Exton
Arbor Terrace Exton will open in late 2020 or early 2021, and offer family-friendly, individualized personal care that’s as unique as you are. Seniors will enjoy a broad range of activities, plenty of chances to socialize, and gourmet-quality meals. To learn more about what sets us apart, give us a call today at (484) 265-9234.