When your loved one begins to need more care than be provided at home, it’s so hard not to worry. Your family has likely been taking care of them up to this point and, despite the challenges, you never doubted that everyone involved had your loved one’s best interest at heart. That peace of mind is hard to come by when their care becomes someone else’s responsibility. We get it! In a large senior living community, you may wonder if your loved one will become just another number. But there is an alternative: boutique senior living. Here’s how it offers more personalized care.
How Boutique Senior Living Differs
Some of the biggest concerns we hear from families about large senior living communities are the institutional feel and fear that staff members are stretched too thin. This causes them to worry: Will caregivers be able to take the time to get to know mom? Will they be compassionate, respectful and give dad the quality care he deserves? Or will the experience leave their loved one lost in the crowd?
Residential care, or boutique senior living as we refer to it, is completely different – and that’s by design! Rather than navigating between buildings on a large campus, your loved one will live in a single-family home with only 10 to 16 residents max. Although it’s a homelike environment – residents even share meals family-style on a handmade farm table – amenities certainly aren’t lacking. In fact, our homes offer at least 4,000 square feet of living space with private and semi-private rooms, laundry and cleaning services, complimentary Wi-Fi, beautifully landscaped grounds and transportation. But the biggest differentiator is our personalized care approach.
The Power of Personalized Care
Our boutique senior living homes offer a nearly unheard of 1 to 5 caregiver to resident ratio. This means your loved one will have personalized care 24/7 by caregivers who really know them as well as their everyday needs and preferences. What’s more, doctors also visit onsite and a nurse oversees the daily plan of care implemented by our experienced CNAs and caregivers to ensure quality care.
An additional part of our personalized care approach includes fall alert pendants and keypad entry/exit access as well as state-of-the-art video monitoring outside and in common areas so you can rest assured in your loved one’s safety.
But we know it’s not just your loved one’s physical health that we’re entrusted with; it’s their overall wellness which is why we also offer activity programs that feature daily exercises, socialization, cognitive stimulation and immersive activities as well as group outings and live entertainment.
It all makes for an environment where your loved one is known, respected and loved like family and where they can thrive. This allows for an easier transition from home and gives everyone much needed peace of mind.