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What is Assisted Living?

What is assisted living?

An assisted living community is a safe environment for seniors to live a mostly independent life with the option of receiving support with activities of daily living as necessary. This includes things such as meal preparation, medication management, housekeeping, bathing, and dressing. The staff at GreenField Court is available to assist Assisted Living - seniors take part in a range of activitiesresidents to perform these tasks in a safe manner while still respecting their independence.

With activities and events that include concerts, scheduled speakers, exercise classes, craft projects, excursions to plays and concerts, picnics, parties, bible studies, card groups, book clubs, worship, our own art gallery, and gardening, our residents can maintain an active social life within our assisted living community. An assisted living apartment is a great place to meet other people in the same stage of life.

The Difference Between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home

The main difference between assisted living and a nursing home is that assisted living does not provide advanced, 24-hour medical assistance such as care for dementia-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s. Nursing homes are meant to house and support seniors and individuals who have health conditions that require close care and monitoring of skilled nurses.

The Right Time to Move to Assisted LivingAssisted Living - caregiver and senior

Like any major life decision, it can be difficult to decide when the ideal time is to move to an assisted living facility. Moving away from familiar surroundings, schedules, neighbors, and friends can be challenging for many people. For the most part, assisted living is great for those who require occasional help in their daily lives, but are still independent enough to support themselves without advanced medical care.

If you or your loved one needs help with the activities of daily living, is not mobile, needs access to medical care, or simply wants to be surrounded by like-minded individuals, assisted living may be the right option. The staff at GreenField Court is here to help make the transition easier.

The Final Word
When you are considering different assisted living options, take time to ensure the place is reputable and will meet all of your needs. This is a big change in life so it should not be rushed. In the end, the more you do your homework, the easier it is to make a good decision.

Still have questions?

Contact us so we may answer any questions or concerns you may have.

GREENFIELD COURT

Assisted living apartments

5951 Broadway Street

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716) 684-8400

Fax: (716) 684-8480

Email: thegreenfields@niagaralutheran.org

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