Maryland Aging in Place Care
Kenwood Care provides quality aging in place care for Howard County residents. Our assisted living facilities in Fulton, Dayton and Laurel are perfect for seniors who would like to live and age in a home-like environment comfortably, safely and as independently as possible.
Aging in Place vs. Aging at Home
Traditionally, aging in place refers to staying in one’s own home while maintaining high quality of life. This often requires costly modifications to your loved one’s residence, such as widening of door frames to accommodate a wheelchair, installation of grab bars, and other floor plan and home design changes. And even if the home is senior-proof and wheelchair-friendly, there may still be a need for a live-in or a visiting caregiver.
Our live-in caregivers will provide the level of care your loved one requires, including but not limited to:
- Personal care: bathing, dressing, incontinence care, etc.
- Custodial care: housekeeping, laundry, etc.
- Nutritional care: home-cooked meals and dietary restrictions
- Medical care: physical therapy, administration of medications, etc.
However, “aging in place” also has a broader definition that simply means living in a non-healthcare environment. A nursing home would be considered a healthcare environment, with its hospital-like setting and skilled nursing care. An assisted living facility or a residential care home provides an alternative solution for seniors who prefer not to be institutionalized a long as they can help it.
Aging in Place With Kenwood Care
Kenwood Care manages 4 residential homes fully equipped, staffed and licensed to serve as Maryland assisted living facilities for seniors looking to age in place. We provide care all the way through hospice, as well as Alzheimer’s care. At Kenwood Care, your loved one will have a comfortable, familiar place to spend their remaining years.
If we don’t have something you need within our facility, we can reach out to our extensive network of experienced service providers for things like mobile dentistry, x-rays, hairdressing, etc. Your loved one won’t have to travel to pick up a prescription or to get their laundry done—we’ll take care of all the chores and errands. Instead, they can focus on the activities they love and enjoy.
At Kenwood Care, we offer a variety of passive and active entertainment options for our residents:
- High-speed internet and cable TV
- A beautiful and secure outdoor patio
- Puzzles and board games
- Wii video games
Whether your loved one enjoys the nature and quiet reading time or wants to stay active and maintain high energy levels, they will have an opportunity to stay true to themselves. We won’t try to alter their habits or force them to be social—we are simply here to help your loved one age in place as if they were at home.
Who is Aging in Place for?
If you think about aging in place in traditional terms, i.e. aging at home, you will soon discover that it’s not for everyone. Aging at home is mostly for seniors who are fairly active and able to take care of themselves for the most part. But even for them there will come a point in life when 24/7 care will be needed, which will lead to either additional expenses or institutionalization. Meanwhile, aging in place in a facility like Kenwood Care is suitable for seniors with a variety of care needs. We provide 24/7 care to all of our residents from the start, and make the transition to hospice care smooth and stress-free.
Contact us today to request a consultation and learn more about how we can help your loved one age in place.