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What Kind of Assistance Does Assisted Living Provide?

Senior woman smiling at her caregiver

If you’ve been exploring senior living, you know there are a variety of options to suit many different needs and preferences. Perhaps you’re wondering which choice is best for you. If, for example, you know you need some extra help with routine self-care tasks like dressing, but you’re wary of losing your independence, assisted living could be the perfect choice. Here’s why:

Assisted Living Provides a Helping Hand

At its most basic, assisted living offers 24/7 support to seniors who need a little extra help. Residents typically enjoy their own private apartment, plus an abundance of other services and amenities. Depending on the community, these features might include:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, grooming and bathing
  • Three meals daily
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Medication management
  • Scheduled transportation into the local community
  • Regular social events and recreational activities
  • An emergency response system in every apartment

Assisted Living Supports an Active, Independent Lifestyle

The goal of an assisted living community is to make it easy for residents to pursue the activities they enjoy. The competent, attentive staff provide as much — or as little — assistance as you need. On-campus classes and events give you the opportunity to choose how you’ll spend each day. Just knowing that help is available when needed, you’ll feel more confident and secure about jumping into the community’s vibrant, busy lifestyle. In fact, with such an enriching support system, residents are delighted to discover that in assisted living they’re able to make new friends, enjoy a satisfying sense of autonomy and feel meaningfully engaged with life.

When Is Assisted Living the Right Choice?

Many older adults consider assisted living when daily challenges begin to limit their ability to live with joy and purpose. Signs that it might be time for assisted living include:

  • Difficulty with routine self-care tasks like bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Physical limitations that make it difficult to live comfortably and safely in your home
  • Driving challenges that keep you from participating in the social or recreational activities you enjoy
  • Concerns about your safety and security in your home
  • Feelings of loneliness, isolation, moodiness or boredom
  • Changes in weight, suggesting you’re not getting adequate exercise or nourishment
  • Difficulty with home upkeep

Explore Assisted Living at Signature Pointe

If assisted living sounds like the solution you’re looking for, consider Signature Pointe in Dallas, Texas. Selected for the 2022 Best of Senior Living award, Signature Pointe is a comfortable community with a variety of amenities and services designed to make you feel right at home. Here you’ll find:

  • A caring staff to assist with ADLs and medication management
  • Comfortable private apartments
  • A pet-friendly policy, so your furry friend can move in with you
  • A 24-hour emergency call system and resident safety checks
  • Daily housekeeping and regular laundry services
  • A full calendar of events, including arts and crafts activities, trips to local stores, games like dominoes and noodle ball, and social get-togethers
  • Landscaped grounds with walking paths, outdoor seating and a putting green
  • A hair salon
  • A continuum of care, including memory care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing, so if your care needs change, you can receive the support you need without moving to another community

To find out more about assisted living at Signature Pointe or to schedule a visit, contact us. We’d love to show you around.