Frequently Asked Questions: What to Know About a Senior Living Community

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Very seldom does a person or their family select a senior living community without a thorough understanding of what the community has to offer. One of the most important things to do when considering senior living is to ask questions! 

In some cases, you might be able to find the answers to basic questions on the community website, such as “What lifestyle options are offered?” or “What floor plans are available?” However, more nuanced questions about care, community living, and your family’s specific situation may need to be asked in order to determine if the community is the right fit.

Our team at Peaceful Pines Senior Living is proactively asking and answering some of our most frequently asked questions to get you started!

What is the Difference Between Lifestyle Options?

Each Peaceful Pines senior living community is designed with a continuum of care in mind to meet older adults’ needs during all stages of life.

Independent living is designed for active older adults who are looking to enhance their retirement. With maintenance-free living and spacious apartments, independent living residents have more time and opportunity to find purpose and joy in every day.

While offering the same amenities as independent living, assisted living supports those who need additional assistance with daily tasks and routines.

Lastly, our memory care services are intentionally designed to support those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. We customize care plans for each individual to ensure they receive supportive care throughout their journey.

When Should I Consider Assisted Living or Memory Care for Someone I Love?

The “right time” for senior living will look different for everyone. However, if someone you love needs support with mobility, personal hygiene, or other daily activities, it may be time to consider an assisted living community. On the other hand, if someone you love has been diagnosed with dementia and is exhibiting behaviors that can impact their health and safety, it might be time to consider memory care options.

What Amenities are Offered at Peaceful Pines Senior Living?

We encourage and invest in a strong community atmosphere at Peaceful Pines Senior Living. Residents have access to a multitude of amenities and communal spaces where residents can be a part of the thriving and active community, including:

  • Community Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Room 
  • Library 
  • On-Site Salon and Barber 
  • Movie Theater 
  • Pub with Billiards 
  • Courtyard with Seating
  • Walking Paths 
  • Shuffle Boards

What Dining Services are Available at Peaceful Pines Senior Living?

Dining options at Peaceful Pines Senior Living may vary by level of care and community. However, we do offer restaurant-style, freshly prepared meals daily.

When is Your Care Staff Available?

For assisted living and memory care residents, care staff is available 24/7. In addition, many of our assisted living and memory care communities utilize CarePredict, which provides accurate health tracking for residents in need of a higher level of care and alerts our 24-hour care staff with real-time medical needs and assistance.

My Dad Takes Daily Medications But Often Forgets to Take Them. How Do You Handle This for Residents?

For assisted living and memory care residents, we offer Medication Management services where team members will distribute resident medications as prescribed/needed.

What if a Resident No Longer Drives?

Many of our Peaceful Pines communities offer local off-site transportation for residents to run errands, attend appointments, or explore the area.

What Activities are Offered?

Activities and programs at Peaceful Pines Senior Living may vary by level of care and community but can include faith-based services, live entertainment, happy hours, fitness classes, Bingo, crafts, outings, holiday celebrations, and more.

Whatever the next chapter of life looks like, Peaceful Pines Senior Living offers the community and support you need. If you have additional questions or want to learn more, we invite you to contact our team today!

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