Assisted living models offering live-in caregivers have changed the game for so many seniors and their families.
Here are just four ways that these dedicated professionals lend a caring touch while warding off feelings of loneliness.
- Isolation is eliminated (even during the unexpected): During an unprecedented time like the COVID pandemic, many larger assisted living facilities were forced to keep seniors relegated to their rooms to reduce the risk of virus spread. At Kenwood Care, however, this was never an issue. Because our staff lives on-site, we were able to continue socializing without mass isolation. But beyond pandemics and other bumps in the road, live-in caregivers ward off feelings of isolation and loneliness on a large scale, because they are simply always on hand to lend a smile or a handshake or a hug to a senior in need.
- Health monitoring is continuous: Because our live-in caregivers have decades of experience in senior and healthcare industries, they can closely monitor your loved one’s physical and mental health conditions on an ongoing basis and can immediately alert the family to any concerns or changes. Our homes have top-rated Alzheimer’s and dementia specialists on call, and we offer diagnostic medical services in-house, our live-in caregivers work with these teams on a daily basis.
- Needs are met consistently: The best assisted living centers are focused on a total continuity of care for our aging seniors. Regular, familiar faces make the transition to a senior home more agreeable, while customized and personalized care that meets a loved one’s most unique needs puts a family’s collective minds at ease. Kenwood Care specializes in personal care, such as bathing, dressing, mobility, and more, along with special amenities like on-site hairdresser services. Home-cooked meals in a home-like atmosphere contribute to an overall sense of community and togetherness.
- Fun and games for all: Boredom is closely associated with loneliness and isolation and can easily lead to a withdrawal from everyday life and the prosperity and fellowship that it offers. That’s why at Kenwood Care, we offer unique, engaging activities at all four of our Howard County assisted living homes. Our live-in caregivers understand how important physical and mental stimulation are to our happiness. Our activities coordinators are passionate about helping seniors improve their quality of life and do so through music and entertainment enrichment (sing-alongs, musical instruments), art and crafts, trivia nights, group exercise sessions, and so much more.
Kenwood Care offers 24/7 awake care, which means that there is always a caregiver awake and assisting with any needs, whatsoever. Each of our homes also has a 2.5:1 resident-to-caregiver ratio, which is three times higher than the requirement mandated by the state. Our live-in caregivers have decades of experience, and our comfortable, home-like environment caters to seniors with a wide range of needs. Reach out to us today to learn more.