September 14, 2023

Care That Supports Your Best Life

Since 1995, National Assisted Living Week® has been celebrating the role assisted living plays in caring for America’s seniors as well as those with disabilities. This week also highlights how the right level of care can ensure you live your best possible life, even if your health changes.

Today, there are many care options, which means each person can find the care level that suits them best. At the same time, the choices can feel overwhelming – especially if you don’t know the differences. So, here’s some essential information about senior care levels, including the different assisted living options.

In-home care When polled, 77% of seniors say that they want to age at home. In-home care provides extra assistance to ensure that individuals can remain in their current residence for as long as possible. Many in-home care providers assist with non-medical care like personal hygiene (including bathing and dressing), grocery shopping and meal preparation, light housekeeping including laundry, medical reminders, and pet care. Kline Galland’s Benaroya Community Services prioritizes home comfort, confidence, companionship, and care.

Short-term/rehabilitation care Short-term/rehabilitation care helps individuals recover from an illness, injury, or surgery in a supportive environment. A personalized treatment plan is developed by a team of medical and service professionals to ensure the best outcomes possible. Rehabilitation plans can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, and medical nutrition therapy. Kline Galland Home in Seattle has the largest rehabilitation program in the state of Washington, with inpatient and outpatient services.

Assisted living For people who need help with daily care, assisted living provides the opportunity to receive help while living in an active community. Residents have their own apartments while enjoying activities and amenities. Often, assisted living communities offer individualized plans according to care needs, access to 24-hour staff, including nurses and caregivers, and on-site meals. Kline Galland offers personalized assistance in your own apartment with assisted living at Mary Schwartz Summit. They also offer Assisted Living Plus for residents who need more than the typical services provided in assisted living.

Skilled nursing assisted living Designed for people who need additional medical care, skilled nursing assisted living includes a wide range of health and personal care services. An interdisciplinary team supports each individual’s needs, which may include help with daily living activities, nutrition, medical treatment, medications, and rehabilitation. Kline Galland Home’s long-term care delivers skilled nursing in an environment that encourages socialization and mental stimulation.

Memory care Memory care is residential long-term care designed  for people with memory issues, such as those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. It is a safe and structured environment. Skilled professionals offer support that helps residents make the connections they need in order to manage their world. Kline Galland’s memory care at Kline Galland Home focuses on what residents can do (their choices and quality of life) instead of what they can no longer do.

The best way to have continuity in your care over time is to select providers that can adjust to your needs as your health changes. Doing so ensures you are living your best life throughout your life.