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Assisted Living

Assisted Living

If you are finding that you require a bit more assistance, Applefest Lodge can give you the support you need. Assisted living allows you to live independent but not alone.

At Applefest Lodge, we offer independent supportive living and assisted living in private accommodations. Our Assisted Living Services include 24-hour professional care staff who provide in-house emergency response and individualized assistance for your security and peace of mind.

Our independent supportive and assisted living programs offer services to seniors who are generally over 75 years of age, who may require a variety of care and support services including assistance with activities of daily living. As each individuals needs and preferences are unique we will meet with you to collaboratively develop a plan of care and provide you a quote vs an all inclusive price. Often with an all inclusive price you are paying for services that you may not need or want. We believe a care plan starts with a discussion and establishing goals for how you or your loved one wants to live. This enables us to ensure you or your loved one receive the best quality of care and support. Our goal is to be as flexible and collaborative to your wishes as we can.

  • What is assisted living?

    Assisted living is a residential option for older adults who need help with some of the activities of daily living—things like cooking meals, getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night, keeping house, and traveling to appointments. An assisted living facility may be a good choice if you need more personal care services than you can get at home or in an independent living or retirement community, but you don’t need the round-the-clock medical care and supervision of a nursing home.

    Assisted living facilities offer the safety and security of 24-hour support and access to care. Day or night, help is only a phone call away. However, privacy and independence are encouraged. A good facility will develop a personalized plan that meets your needs and accommodates your disabilities, while giving you the freedom to do what you can for yourself.

  • Is an assisted living facility right for you?

    If you’re trying to decide whether assisted living is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:

    Do you need more help than family and friends are able to provide? Are the activities of daily living becoming stressful or overwhelming? If family or in-home help is not able to bridge the gap, assisted living is an option.

    Do you feel lonely or isolated at home? Having an active social life is vital to your health and happiness. Being alone much of the time is a recipe for depression in older adults. The social aspect of assisted living can be a huge benefit. Good facilities offer a range of social and recreational activities. And the community environment also gives the opportunity to make new friends.

    Do you worry for your safety? Perhaps your mobility is limited, making it difficult to get out of bed by yourself, for example. Maybe you’re afraid of what might happen if you fell and couldn’t get up, or experience another problem and couldn’t get help.

    Are you tired of maintaining a home? There are a lot of responsibilities that come with living in your own home. Assisted living facilities can provide a home-like atmosphere, without the work of cooking, cleaning, shopping for groceries, and doing laundry.

    Is transportation an issue? Perhaps you’re having trouble driving or can no longer drive. If public transportation or another alternative isn’t easy and convenient, you may be increasingly housebound. Assisted living facilities offer transportation, so you can get where you need to go without having to rely on friends and family.

Signs that an older adult might need assisted living

It’s not always easy to tell when your parent or another loved one needs more help. The following warning signs may indicate that it’s time for a talk about assisted living:

  • The refrigerator is empty or filled with spoiled food or your loved one is losing weight. These may be signs that they aren't eating well because shopping or cooking is difficult.
  • You notice frequent bruises, although your loved one may try to cover them up. This may be a sign of falling, or mobility and balance problems.
  • Your loved one wears the same clothes over and over again or neglects their personal hygiene. This can indicate that doing laundry and bathing is physically challenging.
  • The house and yard isn’t as clean and tidy as it used to be.
  • Your loved one forgets things, such as doctor’s appointments or when to take their medication. This may be due to memory loss.
  • Your loved one seems depressed. Depression is common in seniors who are isolated and alone.
  • You notice strange or inappropriate behavior. For example, your loved one may dress inappropriately for the weather. This can be a sign that they are experiencing confusion.

Contact us today for your needs