Over the past decade, assisted living communities have become one of the most popular senior living options for older adults in Houston, Texas. We often hear from the seniors and adult children we have helped just why this particular type of care is so popular.
Most tell us they believe assisted living communities offer the best of both worlds. Residents feel they are maintaining their independence by having their own apartment or suite while still having the peace of mind that comes from knowing help is nearby when it is needed. Because an assisted living community looks less institutional than a nursing home, it feels more like home.
Benefits of an Assisted Living Community for Older Adults in North Houston
If an older north Houston loved one is feeling isolated and lonely or if you are concerned about how safe they are living alone, a move to an assisted living community can be an ideal solution. Among the many benefits are:
- Safe & Secure: An assisted living community is designed with safety and security in mind. Safety features include grab bars, handrails, an emergency call system in each apartment, fire suppression systems, medication management programs and more.
- Personal Care & Supportive Services: Adult children often ask us what they can do to keep a senior loved one safe and supported when the care they require occurs at all different times of the day and night. The staff at an assisted living community is on-site and available around the clock. That means a resident who needs assistance using the bathroom in the middle of the night can quickly receive help.
- Socialization & Life Enrichment: Isolation has been identified as a health risk for older adults. It can contribute to everything from high blood pressure and heart disease to depression in seniors. An assisted living community offers a wide range of opportunities for making new friends and for learning new hobbies or pursuing old favorite pastimes.
- Transportation Services: When a north Houston senior no longer feels safe behind the wheel of a car, arranging transportation can be a real struggle for adult children. Most assisted living communities in the Houston area offer some form of transportation for residents. It can be available to enjoy shopping at a local mall, attend the theater or a sporting event, for physician visits and more.
Let Us Help You Find an Assisted Living Community
Established in 2008, we have been assisting seniors and adult children in their search to find senior care in Texas and we have opened an office in Houston. There is no cost to families who utilize our services. We are compensated a referral fee from the community or care home which the family moves into. This allows us to provide a cost-free service to families.
Senior Living Specialists is a team made up of people who have walked this path with their own loved ones and friends. Each of us knows how difficult the journey can be. We also have extensive knowledge of the senior living communities and care homes across the North Houston area. That insight will help ensure your senior loved one finds a community that best meets their unique needs.
For information and guidance, please call us at 832-993-1905