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Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Castle Rock Assisted Living?

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Castle Rock Assisted Living?

There are currently over 800,000 seniors in assisted living communities in the United States, like BridgeWater Assisted Living. Considering all the benefits assisted living provides, it’s easy to understand why many families choose this type of senior living, but how do you know if it’s the right choice for you or your loved one? 

This article discusses the characteristics of the ideal candidate for BridgeWater Castle Rock Assisted Living to help you decide if you are well-suited to assisted living.

Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

One of the primary features that sets assisted living communities apart from other senior living options is having 24-hour access to assistance with activities of daily living. What are activities of daily living? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services categorizes activities of daily living into those related to personal care and those related to independent living. Combined, the two categories include activities like: 

  • Bathing/showering
  • Grooming
  • Medication management
  • Incontinence care
  • Dressing
  • Transferring in and out of beds and chairs
  • Food preparation
  • Housekeeping
  • Managing finances

Unlike skilled nursing facilities, where staff members provide significant medical care and support to residents, assisted living is more appropriate for healthy seniors who do not require extensive medical care but would benefit from some support in their daily lives. 

Maintaining Independence

Seniors who value their privacy and independence but would also like slight modifications to their home environment to accommodate decreased mobility are great candidates for assisted living. High-quality assisted living communities prioritize helping seniors maintain their independence in private apartments specially designed with convenience and safety in mind. 

The layouts are simple and easy to navigate, even for those with mobility issues, and assistive devices like handrails and seating in the bathroom are also available. Personal emergency response systems are installed in every apartment, so residents know that any help they need is readily available, day and night.

At BridgeWater Castle Rock, for instance, residents can choose from a variety of floor plans to suit their needs. Spacious apartments, available in a range of sizes from a studio up to two-bedroom, two-bath apartments, come with all the comforts and amenities you would hope for, including:

  • All utilities included
  • Garbage removal
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Wifi capable
  • Fully functioning kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave
  • Window coverings (although you are welcome to replace these with your own)
  • And more

Having the opportunity to personalize your home ensures that it is uniquely yours and celebrates your independent spirit. 

Support for Mobility Issues

If you’re a senior looking to improve your mobility, assisted living communities encourage this improvement through exercise and wellness centers. Group exercise classes like yoga and Zumba are specifically tailored to meet every skill level and modified for all mobility levels. Residents can also work with physical and occupational therapists in the wellness center to increase flexibility and range of motion and strengthen muscles needed for an active life. 

Exercise doesn’t have to be inside. Walking outdoors provides an excellent way to get much-needed movement and vitamin D. For instance, Castle Rock Assisted Living is in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, with many outdoor parks and walking trails so you can enjoy nature while you exercise.

Active Social Life and Community

Human beings thrive when they’re connected to others in a meaningful community. Seniors looking for an active social life find it easy in assisted living, where there are a variety of opportunities to engage in group activities. Arts and crafts classes, game nights, movie nights, sing-a-longs, group exercise classes, communal dining, comfortable common areas for conversation and board games, daily transportation into town, and scheduled recreational outings mean there’s always something happening!

Some assisted living communities, including BridgeWater Assisted Living, are pet-friendly too. Bringing your four-legged companion is another easy way to meet new friends and develop a like-minded community.

Maintenance-Free Living

For seniors preparing to transition into retirement, downsizing their homes and moving toward a more maintenance-free lifestyle is often a priority. The services and amenities available in an assisted living community mean you don’t have to worry about cooking and cleaning, home repairs, driving and parking, dealing with traffic, or even having to go offsite to the library or for a haircut. Everything you need to thrive is all easily accessible and stress-free.

Access to Specialized Memory Care

Some assisted living communities also have staff who receive additional training in dementia and memory loss care. Cognitive therapy, including music, art and color therapy, cognitive games, excellent nutrition, exercise and art classes, and social activities are all offered to help residents stay sharp mentally.

Certain communities, including BridgeWater Castle Rock, have assisted living and memory care services all in the same place. Even if you’re not interested in memory care services right now, it can be great to know that you will not have to move should your health needs change in the future.

Affordable Long-Term Care

Although the costs associated with assisted living communities seem daunting at first, it can be more affordable than some long-term care options like daily in-home care or making extensive modifications to your home to accommodate mobility needs. Medicaid-certified assisted living communities work with families to find financial solutions, including using Medicaid, veteran’s benefits, long-term care insurance, bridge loans, private insurance, retirement savings, Supplemental Security Income, tax deductions, and more to make assisted living affordable. 

Interested in Learning More About Castle Rock Assisted Living?

If you read through the above criteria and thought, “That sounds like me,” consider moving to assisted living and calling BridgeWater Assisted Living your new home. We would love to speak with you and your family to answer any questions. Our innovative and holistic approach to senior living helps every resident live well, but you don’t just have to take our word for it. You can schedule a tour to see for yourself if Castle Rock Assisted Living is right for you. 

During your visit, be sure to explore Castle Rock, which is nestled at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Colorado. One of the safest cities in the state (it ranks sixth overall), this suburb of Denver boasts numerous parks, walking trails, hiking trails, golf, dining, shopping, cultural, and sporting events.

Call us today. We can’t wait to meet you!