A Complete Guide to Finding Senior Living in Asheville

June 22, 2017

Asheville-exterior--1024x813.jpgFinding senior living Asheville communities can seem like a daunting task. After all, the Asheville area is welcoming to the retired population, and seniors can enjoy a healthy lifestyle here. Our climate is often the perfect compromise for folks who like having four seasons but don’t necessarily want a midwestern harsh winter. Further, our medical facilities and practices are some of the best in the Carolinas. People of all ages can find something they love in our Asheville area, and seniors are certainly no exception.

However, as older adults continue to age, senior living becomes an option for those who are seeking a bit of additional assistance or socialization. If you find yourself searching for senior living communities, either for yourself or for a loved one, you may become overwhelmed or confused after a quick internet search. You don’t have to throw in the towel in frustration before you even begin; instead, know what to look for as you sift through the options to find the perfect fit for your situation.

Level of Care

First, determine what type of assistance is necessary in your current—and future—situation. Senior living comes in many different types, from independent living to assisted living, skilled nursing to memory care. If you aren’t quite sure which level of care you are seeking, make an appointment with your geriatrician to get an opinion. Once you are confident in what type of care you need, you will be able to begin your search from that starting point.

Staff Expertise

For most seniors looking for a community that offers a bit of assistance or care, finding one that is committed to providing a staff that is well versed on senior care issues is crucial. Assisted living communities in the Asheville area should feature around-the-clock medical assistance; memory care communities feature even more staff members to tend to resident needs.

The best senior living communities go above and beyond minimal state requirements for staff. Look for communities that are committed to providing staffers who receive ongoing training on positive approaches for senior interaction and dementia-specific tactics that encourage resident success. These communities provide a better experience for residents as well as for the families who care about them.

Engaging Activities

Senior living is more than just a place to receive a bit of extra medical attention or care. Top-rated communities offer a calendar chock full of activities, trips, events, and programs to keep residents engaged and involved with the community around them. Though it is imperative that a community offer programs on the campus, you should also look for senior living communities that give you the chance to keep up with the Asheville area that you love.

 Look for transportation services that go to your favorite shopping centers and medical offices, as well as for trips that explore the Asheville scene. Watch for birding lectures on our town’s trails and intergenerational opportunities with our excellent school district. You’ll never regret finding a senior community that offers more than you can possibly take advantage of in one day or month.

If you are seeking a community that offers exceptional assisted living and memory care in the Asheville area, look no further than Arbor Terrace of Asheville. We are committed to keeping residents engaged in our beautiful area, and offer staff members who are true experts in the senior industry. Join us for a tour and learn more about how you, or your loved one, would be a perfect fit for our community.

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