It isn’t uncommon for people to need additional support while they search for the right home for their loved one. This process can feel overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for in an assisted living community. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we want to make this process as straightforward as possible, so we offer a range of assisted living resources to prospective residents and their family members. To seek additional support for this process, contact the team at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City today at (405) 691-6555.
How Do You Know If You’ve Found the Right Community?
You can consider several things when you’re evaluating an assisted living community for your loved one. For instance, you can begin by looking at the cleanliness of the community. Some communities have a bad smell or messy common areas. While these issues may seem minor, it could indicate that the staff and residents don’t care about it enough to keep it clean, leading to questions about other things they don’t care about.
It’s also vital to understand what level of care your loved one requires. If your loved one needs continuous medical assistance, a community that only offers independent living may not be the right choice. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, for instance, we offer a range of senior services, including:
- Dementia and memory care services
- Hospice services
- Respite care services
- Assisted living services
- Home health care services
It would be best if you also considered how friendly the staff members are to the residents. Try to find a community where staff members are welcoming to everyone who steps through the doors. A friendly staff is the first step in creating a warm atmosphere. We also recommend talking to other people who live in the community. They can often tell you whether this community is a good choice for your loved one.
Does Your Loved One Need an Assisted Living Community?
A decline in your loved one’s health most likely won’t happen suddenly. Most of the time, older adults gradually find themselves unable to complete specific tasks, requiring their children to rise to the occasion. However, without professional support, you may miss time with your family, suffer from elevated stress levels, and let other responsibilities fall to the wayside. It can also lead to a decline in health for both you and your loved one.
To prevent this, you need to be able to recognize when your parent needs professional support from a community for seniors. Try to answer the following questions honestly:
- Has your loved one become more withdrawn, isolated, or depressed?
- Does your loved one’s home have more safety hazards than usual?
- Have you noticed a sudden lack of hygiene or decrease in weight?
- Has there been an increased number of medical problems, close calls, or trips to the emergency room?
- Is the house more messy or unkempt than usual?
If the answer to several of these questions is yes, it may be time to find a residential community for your loved one. The community at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City helps provide happiness, relief, and safety for your loved one, giving you peace of mind.
Contact Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City Today
While these questions and answers can be helpful to those considering an assisted living community for their loved one, you may need more help. There’s no shame in admitting this fact. Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City offers a range of additional assisted living resources for the convenience of our residents and their families. For assistance, please contact our team today at (405) 691-6555 or using our helpful online form.