Professional Senior Downsizing Experts in St. Louis, MO
Senior Living Experience is your go-to agency when it’s time to downsize and transition into senior living. We take the stress and anxiety out of helping your loved one make the move. We take care of and worry about all the details for you so you can be there to support your loved one during the transition.
We understand how emotional this time can be for both you and your loved one. Making this decision is never an easy one. We have a dedicated team of Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES) specifically for these situations. When you choose Senior Living Experience you will be assigned your own personal SRES who will sit down with your to make a plan specifically for you and then assist you in executing that plan every step of the way. There are a variety of different care facilities so today let’s look at a few.
Assisted Living Community
An assisted living community is just that, it’s a safe and comfortable place that assists in the everyday tasks of a person. They will assist with such things as meals, housekeeping, transportation, laundry, and medication. They also provide opportunities for socialization and activities.
Memory Care Community
They are also known as a memory support community. This community offers a little bit more supervision and assistance. They do offer the same services and amenities as your typical assisted living community. Activities and socialization are geared towards the level of cognitive impairment.
Residential Care Homes
These homes are also referred to as personal care homes. They are usually private homes with fewer residents. Regulations vary from state to state but the idea is that it is more homelike and they still offer both assisted living as well as memory care.
This option is perfect for those seniors who are still very much independent but decide that they’d like a little extra help with things like housekeeping, meal prep, or laundry services. Services that will help make their lives a little easier and a little more enjoyable. Some independent living communities offer transportation services and social activities as well.
Respite care is for those individuals that may need a break from the full-time care of their loved one. Let’s face it, it’s not easy taking care of someone 24/7, especially if your loved one isn’t as independent as they used to be or is dealing with a debilitating disease like Alzheimer’s or Dementia. It can be very emotional and sometimes you just need a break and a minute to regroup. That is what respite care is for. Policies do change from one organization to the next so just make sure you check.
Hospice care is for those with chronic illnesses, are in the later stages, and have roughly 6 months left of life. These situations are never easy and are very emotional. No one likes to see a loved one suffering. With hospice care, we make those last moments as comfortable and peaceful as possible for both you and your loved one. They offer help with the grief process, spiritual support if you wish, pain and symptom management, and more. This is about the whole family.
So if your loved one is considering or has decided that it’s time to transition our expert knowledgeable team at Senior Living Experience would love to hear from you to discuss your needs and your options. Each client is different and is treated as such. Each plan of action is specifically geared towards you and your needs and wants. At Senior Living Experience, you matter!