Assisted living means different things in different places. Some facilities include living space, meals, activities, and assistance with daily living activities. Licensed staff may be in the building full time, or part time and then on-call. Seniors or family members may be responsible for transportation to and from doctor’s appointments. Assistance may include minimal care, or the facility may have different levels of care to meet residents’ needs.
Before deciding on an assisted living facility in Oklahoma City, OK, make sure to tour spaces for living options, eat a meal, if possible, in the dining room, and get a list of all that is included in the pricing. Amenities differ, as does food quality, living quarters, professionalism, and activities. Some facilities, for example, provide a bedroom with a bathroom and a closet. Those four walls can get boring quickly.
Other facilities offer options for space, such as studio apartments, and one or two bedroom apartments with full bathrooms and separate climate control for comfort. Amenities for an assisted living facility in Oklahoma City, OK should include the space, services, activities, staffing, and food, at the very least. Full amenities provide everything needed for a happy, healthy, and high quality of life.
A sample list could be a choice of five different living spaces with all utilities included, free long distance telephone service, beds made daily, weekly housekeeping, and three meals a day plus nutritional snacks. Services should include basic assistance with daily living activities, twenty-four hour professional staffing and emergency response team, routine wellness reviews, scheduled transportation, and a physician, dentist, podiatrist, and massage therapy available.
Activities available should include a varied calendar of activities, programs, and classes to stimulate the mind, keep the body strong, and encourage socialization. Pet therapy, a beauty parlor, a library, game room, and a computer room would be great bonuses. Being able to meet some people who already live at the facility, tour the grounds and common spaces, and meet some of the staff would certainly help make the decision easier. Seniors can visit Crystal Place Assisted Living to get more info, see a calendar of activities, and set up an appointment for a tour.