What Is A Senior Living Advisor?
Senior Living Advisors help individuals find the perfect senior care community for themselves or their loved ones. Also known as senior care consultants, senior living care professionals, or eldercare advisors, they are highly familiar with eldercare communities and deeply knowledgeable about the care facilities across the country. This helps them source reputable, high-quality establishments for your loved one to call home. From independent living options to assisted living to memory care communities, Senior Living Advisors ensure the transition into senior living is easy, stress-free, and seamless.
Benefits of Using a Florida Senior Living Advisor
Senior Housing with a Personalized Approach: The primary role of a Senior Living Advisor is to listen. By understanding your loved one’s desires, they can take a personalized approach to find the best fit for them. Your Senior Living Advisor will understand that each transition into a senior care facility varies between individuals.
For example, the best fit for one person might not be the ideal living situation for another – While some individuals might need an independent living facility, others might just need to move into a smaller home. Your Senior Living Advisor will keep your loved one in mind throughout the entire process, treating them as the unique individual they are.
Custom Senior Living Options Catered To Your Needs: You and your loved one will be presented with senior care facility options that are solely tailored to your loved one’s needs.
It’s No Cost To You: Senior Living Advisors are paid by the senior communities when a resident moves in – This means there is absolutely no cost to you. It’s a free, concierge service with the sole purpose of helping you choose the best solution for your loved one.
Get Peace Of Mind: When working with a Senior Living Advisor, you get peace of mind knowing that you will have the best care options presented to you for your loved one, leaving no stone unturned.
Why You Need A Florida Senior Living Advisor
It’s no secret there are a lot of emotions involved when it comes to transitioning your loved into a senior care community. So much so that it can be difficult to make a clear decision alone. A Senior Living Advisor is there every step of the way to help you with the decision-making process.
The advisor also knows your desired area very well, which means they can provide you every detail of information you need to make an informed decision (including the details you might not be aware you need to consider). This ultimately saves you time, so you can spend more of your days and weeks with your loved one and less time stressing over the research involved with locating the right fit for a senior care facility.
What Special Care Considerations Does a Senior Living Advisor Take Into Account?
The most crucial consideration when selecting a senior care facility is that your loved one feels at home. By taking into account the following elements, we ensure your loved one will have the best community solution, making their transition as seamless as possible.
Lifestyle of Senior Living: What type of lifestyle does your loved one live? Your Senior Living Advisor will find out about their hobbies, passions, and preferred day-to-day activities.
Senior Housing Needs: If your loved one needs help with things such as cooking or bathing, these items will be discussed to ensure the best care is provided.
Budget: Your budget will be discussed so that you can feel confident your loved one is receiving premium care while respecting your financial comfort.
Food Options: Does your loved one have any dietary preferences?
Pets Allowances: Does your loved one have any pets?
Senior Care Transportation Options: If transportation is needed, those details will be discussed.
Additional considerations are also assessed during the consultation, but the above items are some of the most commonly covered topics.
Working with a Senior Living Advisor
Working with a Senior Living Advisor should be straightforward and effortless. The service can be summed up in four stages:
Free Senior Living Advisor Consultation
The first step in working with a Senior Living Advisor is to have a free consultation. During the consultation, we’ll listen to the specific needs of your loved one, learn about their lifestyle and day-to-day routines, and understand your budget.
Review Senior Housing Care Solutions
Once we have a fully comprehensive understanding of what type of eldercare facility you and they are looking for, we’ll present you with a shortlist of possible solutions. This list will contain the appropriate information you need to make an educated decision about these next steps in life.
Tour Senior Housing Care Communities
Once you’ve reviewed the list and have selected some potential options, we’ll personally escort you on a tour of selected communities. We only recommend facilities that are properly licensed and which have passed our strict review.
Decide On The Best Senior Housing Fit
After on-site visits to the senior care communities, we’ll be there to answer any follow-up questions that might come up. Once you are ready to make your decision, we’ll facilitate the move-in process with the community of your choice. And again, there is no charge to you to work with a Senior Living Advisor. They are paid by the senior care facility selected by your loved one.
Your Senior Living Advisor should never rush you to make a decision. They should always move through each stage of the decision-making process at your pace (and your loved one’s pace). Of course, if your loved one has an urgent need to transition to a senior care community, you can simply let your Senior Living Advisor know of this need and they will cater to your timeframe.
Understanding Your Options
We understand this next chapter of your life and your loved one’s life is a highly important one. And with so many options available to you to choose from, it can be helpful to understand the difference between them so that you can make an informed decision on their living arrangements.
Independent Living: An independent living facility is ideal for adults typically over the age of 55 years old who do not need any assistance with the activities of daily living. For example, if your loved one is still able to cook meals for themselves, use the restroom independently, and generally get around without any assistance, this type of facility would most likely be a good fit. Additionally, these communities tend to not offer medical care or medical care staff.
Assisted Living: An assisted living facility is a great option for elderly individuals who are looking for an alternative housing option and need some assistance with daily tasks. This type of assistance can include getting dressed, cooking meals, using the restroom, and bathing. Similar to independent living, these communities tend to not offer medical care or medical staff.
Memory Care Facility: A memory care facility specializes in a form of care that caters to individuals with memory difficulties, such as those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The goal of these communities is to provide safe, effective care.
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