Monthly Archives: December 2015

Five Myths of Assisted Living

myths of assisted living facilities

There are many choices when choosing a healthcare option for a loved one. Often the notion of an assisted living facility brings up concerns on behalf of the family. Here at Choice Health Management we’re here to shed some light on the five most common assisted living myths.

  1. Assisted Living means losing Independence

During your time in an assisted living facility you will not be mandated to lights-off hours, or a daily routine of some else’s choosing. The only freedom you will be missing while you’re on campus is the task of doing household chores, we’ll take care of those! At Choice Health Management our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible, including your personal life. Visitors are welcome to stop by and share in celebrations and events. You can determine your own activities and daily routines with transportation available should you choose to explore the town.

  1. It’s more comfortable at home

At home, your living situation may have a variety of variables. From caregiver schedules, equipment needs, medical capabilities and more, there are numerous tasks associated with in-home care. While residing in one of our assisted living facilities we can ensure the same comforts of home, with the added assurance that should you need help, we’re here 24/7! Each resident is able to personalize their living quarters and can develop lasting relationships with fellow residents and staff. Our facilities offer beauty salons, libraries, and more, everything you need is just steps away.

  1. It’s lonely at Assisted Living facilities.

In our assisted living facilities our primary goal is you and your loved one’s well-being, physically and mentally. Many of our residents join activity groups and gather for mutually appreciated hobbies. At home, residents may only be able to see a caregiver when their schedule allows. Here at Choice Health Management we have staff on call 24/7 and never a shortage someone to lend an ear. Our residents are some of the most interesting people you will meet, grab a chair and get to know them, he or she may become your new best friend!

  1. Nothing is personalized

We love the decorations our residents line their walls with. From pictures to friends and families, to stories of adventure and journey, there is rarely a room that doesn’t tell a story. Every person in our facilities has a unique background and history. At Choice Health Management we want to be a part of that story with you! Residents are able to decorate their quarters to suite their personal taste, and can craft their daily schedule focusing on their hobbies and individual interests.

  1. It’s only for dependent care residents

It isn’t uncommon for residents to enter into assisted living before they can no longer take care of themselves. By being proactive in your healthcare, you put yourself in the driver’s seat in determining the type of care you would like to receive. Shoot us an email if you’re curious when the right time is for you or your loved one to become a resident.

Home is where the heart is, and our heart beats for our residents. Assisted living facilities offer much more than medical care, and we’d love to show you all about it! Give us a call today to learn how you or your loved one may benefit from

Tips for Moving into Assisted Living

tips for moving to assisted living

Moving can be hard in any situation. Settling into an assisted living facility doesn’t have to be strenuous. Here are some quick tips, courtesy of Choice Health Management, to make the move easier on you and your loved ones.

  1. Make a plan

Before you start packing boxes and bags, strategize a game plan. If you are moving items from a house, you may or may not be able to take everything. Sort through furniture and items to see what you will need in your new home. Any unwanted items can be put into storage, given to friends and family, or donated toward a good cause. Once you determine what you will be taking, make an event of it and invite others to help and enjoy one last hoorah at the home.

  1. Ask for help

Packing is only the first step in switching homes. Unloading and personalizing your new space takes some effort too! Ask a friend or family member to accompany you to the assisted living facility for the move. Getting a group to unload your items is always a fun and time saving idea! Once you arrive to the campus introduce yourself to the staff and get acquainted with the facility layout to find the easiest route to move-in your personal items.

  1. Make the space your own

After you’ve brought all of your décor and individual items into your room it’s time to get organized! Store clothes and other items where you can reach them easiest. Personalize your new space with photos, framed artwork, and other items that your room feel like home. Your favorite warm blanket may add a level of comfort and familiarity to the fresh space!

  1. Designate your primary point person

Throughout your stay with assisted living there will be various questions and curiosities you may want answered. Upon settling in make sure to reach out to your first point of contact, to find your primary contact for the facility. In the future if you want to know when the next weekly activity is, or when the best times for visitors are you’ll know exactly who to speak with.

  1. Get to know your neighbors

Just as similar as any other living arrangement neighbors are a fundamental of social interaction. Have the basketball game on tonight and want someone to cheer with? Ask your neighbor! Need an extra hand choosing photos for decorations? Bring your neighbor over to share the stories behind them. Choice Health Management is one giant family, so join the fun and meet someone new!

Joining an assisted living facility is an exciting step in your life and the life of your loved ones. Make the move a little easier with these tips from Choice Health Management. Call us today, and let us know how we can help.