As you age, some of the regular, day-to-day tasks can become more difficult. With assisted living, you can maintain your independence, but get a little extra help that allows you to optimize your time and improve your quality of life. Learn more about the strong assisted living community and supportive team at The Stayton.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living often comes with a perception that you’re sacrificing independence for additional care. In actuality, it doesn’t limit your independence. Assisted living simply offers a helping hand with daily tasks that have become more difficult like cooking or medication management. In many cases, residents find having this assistance frees up more time for them to focus on what they enjoy doing most.
The move from an independent living community to an assisted living community might seem like a big change, but the transition is practically seamless. Residents typically continue to live in private homes or apartments, and are free to travel as they please. Additionally, all of the benefits of the community are available, from gathering for a meal with friends to attending events and activities.
When it comes to assisted living, there’s no one-size-fits-all plan. The goal is to make your life easier, and you pick and choose which activities you want help with. At the same time, you can count on having someone available to assist around the clock as needs arise.
5 Signs You Might Need More Support
If you’re wondering if it’s the right time to make the transition to assisted living, there are several factors to consider. Here are five of the common signs you might benefit from some additional support.
Difficulty With Daily Tasks
When regular tasks like cooking, dressing, bathing or managing medications start to become difficult and detract from the activities you enjoy, assisted living can offer support tailored to your specific needs. This not only gives you valuable time back, but can also enhance your quality of life.
Increased Health Issues
As all of us age, bouncing back from injury or illness starts to take longer than it used to. When you’re feeling under the weather, it’s important to have time to recover without worrying about all the small tasks on your plate. Assisted living offers a helping hand to get you back on your feet faster.
Overwhelmed With Upkeep
Maintaining a home can be a lot of work. There are always bathrooms that need cleaning or weeds that need to be pulled. Sometimes the effort starts to outweigh the reward. If you’re finding regular upkeep is starting to dominate your days, an assisted living community where maintenance is handled for you might be a refreshing option.
Feelings of Isolation
Whether you don’t see friends and family as often as you’d like, or you’re not as comfortable driving around town, feelings of isolation can be draining. Assisted living connects you with a community of like-minded, independent individuals. It provides a wide array of events and activities that are convenient and easy to participate in.
In many cases, caregiving responsibilities fall on loved ones who have no previous training or experience. While it’s completely understandable to want to help those closest to you, over time the impact can lead to a condition called caregiver burnout. If your loved ones are stretched thin from caregiving responsibilities, a professional assisted living team is available around the clock to help all parties.
The Benefits of a Life Care Community
Life care or continuing care retirement communities offer numerous benefits as you continue to age. They combine aspects of independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to provide specialized care as your needs change. Here are some of the advantages of life care:
- Keep your community. Because life care services incorporate all levels of care, you don’t have to leave your community should you require more skilled nursing or medical treatments. You keep your address and don’t have to leave behind friends or trusted team members.
- Fixed expenses. No matter your needs, you can count on predictable costs. Over time this ends up being a significant savings over open-market medical costs.
- Skilled care as needed. As your circumstances change, life care is designed to adapt to your specific needs. This means guaranteed access to high-quality assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehab and more.
Services and Amenities at The Stayton
The Stayton is a distinguished community unlike any other. Located in the heart of the West 7th Cultural District in Fort Worth, Texas, our high-rise buildings provide a combination of luxury living and easy access to parks, museums, theaters, music and so much more.
Our community is centered around providing what brings you purpose and joy in life, and that spirit is celebrated by the residents. In addition to easy access to urban living, we regularly have renowned speakers and artists as guests.
The day-to-day life at The Stayton is centered around enrichment and wellness. Our world-class culinary team offers a multitude of fresh dining options that utilize locally-sourced ingredients. The 11th-story Skyline Restaurant and open-air Sky Lounge offer some of the best views of the Fort Worth skyline in the city. Additionally, our dedicated team will work with you to craft a plan that revolves around your interests. Whether it’s art classes or water aerobics, we have something for you to enjoy.
If you’re considering the transition to assisted living at The Stayton, it’s our priority to make sure you’re comfortable in your own private space. We offer both one-bedroom and two-bedroom floorplans with the amenities and comforts you’re used to. Our residences come unfurnished allowing you to bring your own furniture and truly make it feel like home.
Learn More About Assisted Living at The Stayton
With assisted living at The Stayton, every resident has the opportunity to enjoy the high-end hospitality and urban lifestyle offered by the Fort Worth area. We want to work with you to help determine how we can meet your needs and make your everyday life more comfortable.
If you’d like to learn more about the assisted living options available at The Stayton, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We have a caring, dedicated team ready and available to answer your questions.