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The Benefits of Senior Care Plans for Health and Wellness

Have you considered whether your loved one has a personalized care plan at home? It’s a critical factor in senior health and wellness.

A comprehensive senior care plan addresses not just medical needs but also the activities of daily living (ADLs) that can become challenging as loved ones age. These include tasks like bathing, dressing, and eating, which are essential for maintaining one’s dignity and independence.

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Senior living communities specialize in providing this personalized support through various levels of care tailored to individual needs:

  • Independent living in a social and supportive environment
  • Assisted living for those who need a helping hand with ADLs
  • Memory care for specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia support

Civitas Senior Living communities ensure each resident receives the specific help they require through our signature My Wellness program. Understanding the significance of customized care is the first step in enhancing the quality of life for our seniors, making it a priority for their wellness and overall happiness.

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Why Personalized Senior Care Health Plans Matter

As we age, especially when we reach 50, focusing on health starts to take center stage. The reality is that the risk for issues like heart disease, diabetes, and other medical conditions increases significantly.

This is where the value of a robust senior care plan becomes undeniable. By ensuring ongoing monitoring and management of health conditions, seniors can enjoy a significantly improved quality of life from ages 65 to 85 and beyond.

With age, muscles may weaken, balance might decrease, and cognitive functions could decline. These changes can make it challenging for older adults to maintain their independence without some level of support. This is why many families consider options like independent living, assisted living, or memory care facilities for their loved ones.

A critical component in evaluating the need for these living arrangements involves understanding ADLs, which are basic tasks essential for everyday living:

  • Eating: The ability to feed oneself.
  • Bathing: The ability to bathe and maintain personal hygiene.
  • Dressing: The ability to choose appropriate attire and physically dress oneself.
  • Personal care: The ability to use the restroom independently, including getting on and off the toilet and cleaning oneself.
  • Transferring: The ability to move from one position to another and walk independently.
  • Continence: The ability to control bladder and bowel functions.
  • Grooming: The ability to maintain personal grooming habits, such as combing hair and brushing teeth.

The level of assistance an older adult needs with ADLs can significantly impact the type of senior care health plan or living arrangement that is most suitable.

By choosing the right plan or senior living community, families can ensure their loved ones receive the support they need to manage their health conditions and maintain their independence.

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Understanding Senior Care Plans

A senior care plan is a custom roadmap tailored to meet the unique needs of older adults. It covers everything from daily support to comprehensive management of health conditions and senior wellness tips. It’s designed to ensure that every senior receives the level of care they need to maintain their quality of life.

My Wellness: A Program Revolutionizing Personalized Care

Each senior is unique. That’s why their care should be, too. Personalized levels of care in the My Wellness program ensure each resident gets what they need.

Our program is crafted to cater to each resident’s needs and embodies a holistic approach to ensuring a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle for our community members. By blending the efforts of our dedicated Wellness Team, cutting-edge technology, and personalized care plans, we create an environment where physical health and overall well-being are nurtured.

Residents and their families, together with health care professionals, actively participate in creating a care plan that reflects the residents’ preferences, needs, and goals.

Features of My Wellness include:

  • My Wellness Assessment
  • My Service Agreement
  • My Care Conference
  • The Passionate Pass
  • Innovative Technical Integration

The Benefits of Receiving Care in a Civitas Senior Living Community

  • Nightly Wellness Checks: Providing peace of mind with consistent, nightly checks to ensure the well-being of each resident.
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner Training: Our team leaders are equipped with specialized training to support seniors with memory care needs, offering tailored care and understanding for those with dementia.
  • Senior Wellness Tips: Our Fit For You exercise classes are designed to enhance physical health while also nurturing social connections. Some of our communities partner with Select Rehabilitation, offering on-site therapy and comprehensive services to support wellness journeys.
  • Socialization Opportunities: Staying socially active is vital to maintaining mental health and confidence – we provide ample socialization opportunities with events, holiday parties, outings, and more.

Senior Care Plan Rates

Senior living generally falls into two cost structures:

  • Base rates encompass the apartment, meals, and all amenities, providing a comprehensive living experience.
  • Senior care plan rates are tailored to each resident’s needs, varying according to the level of care required.

Making the right choice about senior living can feel overwhelming. However, understanding the benefits of senior care plans can guide you. These plans are not just about health; they’re about ensuring a happy, fulfilling life for the seniors we love.

Find The Senior Care Plan Your Loved One Needs

If you’re considering options for a family member, remember, the right plan can make all the difference. Ready to learn more? Contact us to talk with our senior living experts.

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