Everyone feels that they have a purpose in life when involved in various activities. As for the seniors, with retirement, the daily routine is affected, some of them no longer find their place, no longer find pleasure in being at home, in their regular activities and life.
There are many fun activities that seniors at Rosemark at Mayfair Park Denver assisted living and retirement communities can take part in, to keep their mind clear, their body strong and their soul happy. Whether spending time outdoors, playing games with friends or doing manual work, simply being in a place that pleases them, seniors benefit from an improved state of mind.
Retirement communities propose to their beneficiaries various activities that they can enjoy: picnics, fishing, gardening, trips in parks and other places of interest. For seniors who cannot go outdoors, there are also indoor activities. Whether they are learning new things or perfecting the skills they already acquired, seniors will be able to spend their time developing creative, artistic and craft activities that can be modified according to their needs, so that people with certain physical limitations can benefit from them too.
Many people enjoy when they have the opportunity to spend time playing board games, bingo, dominoes or chess, others prefer to do puzzles, dance, paint or read a good book, but any recreational activity has many physical and emotional benefits.
The terms “skilled nursing” often generates confusion. A patient who opts for skilled nursing services must not automatically be placed in a facility, although these services are also available in a variety of facilities offering senior care.
People who choose to age in place can benefit skilled nursing care in their homes and can be covered by Medicare, if they are prescribed by a doctor.
In general, skilled nursing care refers to a high level of medical care that must be provided by health professionals carrying a license. These services can be necessary for short term (rehabilitation from an injury or an illness) or long term (in the case of chronic medical conditions or degenerative diseases). There are also seniors who need more assistance than they can receive at home, so these must consider the transition to an assisted living facility. This way, they will still be able to maintain some level of independence, but get support with anything they need related to daily living. Besides skilled nursing services, patients get meals, medications, medical supplies, physical and occupational therapy, speech pathology services, ambulance transportation, dietary counseling and more, depending on the nursing facility. Contact Rosemark at Mayfair Park assisted living Denver professionals for their expertise on the best ways to care for seniors.
Choosing an assisted living facility for your aging loved one is a hard task – the emotional burden is made even heavier by the multitude of practical problems that need to be tackled, one of these issues being the assessment of available facilities and the selection of the home to move your relative to. Here is a short checklist with the most relevant aspects to find out about to make your job finding reputable assisted living Denver options a bit easier:
- The staff – find out about the staff-to-residents ratio, the availability of round-the-clock medical assistance and the qualification of the medical staff;
- The apartments – the types of apartments available, the number of residents living in the same apartment and the costs related to each type of apartments is essential as well;
- The services included in the monthly fee – you need to find out exactly what types of services are included in the monthly fee and what services are available for extra fees. Find out as much as you can about the events and programs organized at the facility;
- The food – if your elderly relative is on a special diet, find out whether the facility can provide that special diet. Visit the facility during lunchtime and try the meals served at the cafeteria to check the quality of the food.