Assisted living can be a great option for aging adults who require some assistance with life’s daily tasks, like cooking, cleaning, laundry, or even getting ready for the day. You can expect a maintenance-free, senior-friendly environment where staff can support your loved one’s needs and encourage an active, engaging lifestyle.

Learn more about assisted living in this blog from Golden Bell Senior Living.

What is assisted living?

Assisted living is a type of senior living that provides housing, personalized care, and support with daily living activities. Residents remain as independent as possible and enjoy a meaningful life.

What types of assistance can residents receive in assisted living?

The types of assistance you can expect to receive in assisted living may vary slightly from one community to the next. Generally, you can get supportive care and assistance with the following:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Eating
  • Medication management
  • Onsite medical care when needed
  • Transportation
  • 24/7 emergency response

Assisted living monthly fees usually include housekeeping, laundry, and home maintenance services. Residents enjoy nutritious chef-prepared meals served three times each day.

You don’t have to worry about your loved one cooking, which can also lessen any safety risks in the kitchen. Communities can typically accommodate special diets.

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Will my loved one have opportunities to socialize in assisted living?

Staying connected and living purposefully are essential as we age. Engaging with friends and learning new things can help improve cognition, reduce the risk of serious diseases, and boost mental health. That’s why assisted living communities offer a wide range of social opportunities and health and wellness programs.

You can expect a full calendar of scheduled classes, special events, activities, and outings in assisted living. Residents can choose how they fill their days and typically have input into what activities are planned that match their hobbies and interests.

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What living options will my loved one have in assisted living?

Housing options will also look different depending on the community, but usually have studio, one-bedroom, and sometimes two-bedroom apartments to choose from. Some communities will offer furnished apartments, while others will require you to bring your own furniture.

Sometimes, you can select flooring, paint, and other finishes in the private suite. Living spaces are accessible and senior-friendly, nearly always on one level, with wide doorways, grab bars, and spacious rooms for easier mobility.

You can usually expect kitchenettes but no ranges for safety reasons. Full kitchens aren’t necessary because the culinary team serves all your meals and often provides snacks.

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Discover assisted living in South Florida and South Carolina

Assisted living residents of Golden Bell’s Independence Hall and Williamsburg Landing in Wilton Manors, Florida, and Cumberland Hills in Aiken, South Carolina, enjoy resort-style living plus the additional support and assistance they need to live independently.

Assisted living includes a comprehensive activities program, delicious chef-prepared meals, and beautiful apartment suites. You can learn more about our assisted living communities on our website.

Life at Golden Bell Senior Living

Senior living communities provide the comforts of home with the added benefits of supportive care, engaging activities, and a maintenance-free lifestyle. With your daily needs met, your loved one will live more independently and have opportunities to meet friends, discover new interests, and live each day to the fullest.

Golden Bell Senior Living offers a continuum of care that includes independent living, assisted living, and respite care. Residents have personalized care plans, are treated like family, and are greeted by name in a warm, welcoming environment.

Amenities and activities include:

  • Beautiful accommodations
  • Landscaped grounds and gardens
  • Community outings
  • Recreation and social activities
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Beauty and barber shop
  • Housekeeping and maintenance services

Please contact us to learn more about our communities or set up a tour. We’d love to hear from you and are happy to help answer any questions you have about senior living. For more information about choosing senior living, download our complimentary Family Decision Toolkit.

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