Warning Signs for Early Detection
Early detection matters when it comes to cognitive or memory issues. Go through our checklist of early warning signs to know if it’s time to seek memory care for your loved one.
When to Make the Transition?
Many seniors will say, “I’m not ready yet.” It’s a common response when faced with the difficult decision of transitioning to assisted living. Learn the signs of when it’s time to get your loved one assistance.
We’re Here to Answer Your Questions
We’re glad to answer any questions you may have. We understand this isn’t an easy decision and have created a list of our most frequently asked questions to help loved ones.
What items should I bring to assisted living?
Resident rooms are unfurnished so we encourage families to bring items that make the room feel comfortable for the resident. In addition to clothing and linens, some items to bring may include: TV, radio, bed, lamps, a favorite chair in good condition, small microwave and small (dorm style) refrigerator for convenience. If you have a question about whether or not an item is permissible, please contact our administrator.
How can I make the move easy for my loved one?
In the first few days, be present to assist your loved one with setting up their room, attending activities, and visitin. Bring along items for the room that are important like pictures or blankets.
Is transportation provided for residents?
The community may be capable of providing transportation for residents with prior arrangement and acceptance of the transportation fees outlined in the financial agreement. Proper documentation and release forms must be completed before a resident may be transported. Please coordinate this with our administrator. Personal and medical appointments are ultimately the responsibility of the resident or sponsor/family.
Are there other pay options beside private pay?
Some costs of assisted living may be covered through VA benefits or long-term care insurance.
We’re Here to Help
We understand as our loved ones age, it’s easy for them to become isolated and disinterested. At Silver Lakes, we place an emphasis on community to keep seniors active and engaged with their surroundings.