When a family member becomes a senior citizen, staying at the current home is just one of his many options as he spends the rest of his life as a retiree. These days, there are a lot more options for housing that a senior citizen can choose from.
Whether it is a specialized housing or an assisted living that you are aiming for, there are various people that you or your loved one will meet at a senior living community. These people are there to make sure that you are enjoying yourself and that you are living a healthy lifestyle. Each of these people has their own responsibilities in your chosen community.
- Aging Care Managers
Since there are already lots of options for seniors to choose from, choosing the right services for you or your loved one can become confusing. Therefore, it is important to have someone who will guide you through all the puzzling details. This is what aging care managers are for.
Aging care managers are also known as care managers, geriatric care managers, or elder care managers. These people make sure that you are fully informed about all the care providers and services available.
- Community Staff
These people are the ones who will always have an interaction with the residents of the community. The staff will always see the residents of the community on a daily basis. They are also the people who are responsible for the residents’ happiness and overall well-being during their stay at a senior living community.
The community staff includes various groups such as the activity staff. They develop and implement recreational programs to meet the needs of the residents. This team also includes the food and dining team who makes sure that the residents are well-nourished.
- Health Care Staff
The health care staff are among the most important teams in a senior living community. They make sure that a resident’s body and mind are fully functioning. They make sure that each and every resident in the senior living community is in good health.
Some of the health care staff are home health aides, nurses, therapists, and physicians.
- Office Staff
More often than not, the office staff are the primary people that you meet when you decide on living at a senior living community.
This includes the executive director who oversees all the other staff as they do their work. There is also a marketing and communications director and a sales manager who you can contact to know if you are choosing the right community for your needs. There is usually a business office coordinator as well, or the one who handles anything that has to do with the billing.
- Fellow Residents
Of course, your fellow residents in the senior living community are the ones you are going to really interact and live with. It is important to make friends and socialize in your stay at the community.
Active socialization with your fellow residents can add more years to your lifespan. It boosts your self-confidence and self-esteem, and improves your physical and mental health. Fortunately, it is not hard to find people you can be friends with as senior living communities have activities, events, and even clubs where you can meet other people.
If you are deciding on the right senior living community for you, or your loved one, do not hesitate to ask. Remember that all types of senior living communities want to make sure that you or your loved one is well taken care of.
Written by The Village Of Bedford Walk, a senior living community in Columbia, MO.