ASSISTED LIVING IN BUCKS COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
There's no doubt that Americans, on average, are living longer. Advances in medical science are preventing illness, curing disease and healing wounds to the point where reaching 80 isn't a rare event anymore. The National Institute on Aging estimates that people over 65 will account for 20% of our population by the year 2030.
Still, bodies inevitably wear out and aging baby boomers may be faced with difficult and emotional decisions when that starts happening. From annoying aches and pains to life-altering illnesses, they may be faced with the reality that their lifestyles must change.
Those changes do not have to be traumatic. Depending on how much their bodies will allow, many seniors will remain independent for years. Some will move in with grown children, others will remain at home utilizing in home care and still others will find security and comfort in the home-like environment of an assisted living community.
Assisted Living has evolved during the last 20 years to fill a growing need within the older population. Designed for those who do not need acute care, but need a little help doing everyday things, assisted living is a perfect environment for thousands of senior citizens across America. Assisted Living Facilities offer a range of assisted living services at multiple communities in the Bucks County Pennsylvania area designed for maximum independence, dignity and privacy.
Most of residents choose the classic assisted living scenario, which offers them help with daily tasks such as getting dressed, toileting and grooming. Their meals are prepared by a chef and served in a beautiful dining room. Residents who require less assistance may opt for independent living-- basic apartment life with 24-hour support from a health care staff that is a button-push away. Other residents requiring specialized attention because of memory impairment, dementia or behavioral issues have their own environment on a secure floor where residents are under the watchful eye of staff 24 hours a day and can take part in structured activities designed just for them. This option can be a godsend for families having trouble coping with a loved one who can't be left alone anymore, or who may wander away in the blink of an eye.
Candidates for assisted living are screened by health care professionals who assess each new resident's particular needs. Some may be too sick or debilitated and may require the kind of care that only a nursing home or rehabilitation center can provide. Some may be experiencing early stages of memory loss and are candidates for traditional assisted living first, then transition into specialized care after some months or years.
Assisted Living facilities provide home-like environments for residents who are cared for and cared about through vibrant activity programs, sparkling clean accommodations and gourmet meals prepared by the finest chefs. Families are encouraged to shop for the right fit in an Assisted Living Facility.
See the full range of services provided by Chelsea Senior Living in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.