As a part of Ebenezer, we KNOW senior housing and senior care. We've worked with thousands of families, helping them to find a community that not only meets their needs, but allows them to thrive. We know choosing a senior living community can feel like a daunting task. To help narrow down your options, ask these questions first:
What type of senior housing do I need?
Not all senior housing is the same. There are many options to consider depending on the level of care you need:
• Independent Senior Living – For those who want to live on their own. Includes apartments, condominiums or cooperative buildings designed for adults age 55 and older. If you need a little extra help, you can contract services such as housekeeping, personal care or wellness.
• Assisted Living – Offers a rental apartment for those who don’t require complicated, full time medical assistance. You can continue living independently, but care is there when you need it through care attendants and nurses. Meals and light housekeeping are part of the package.
• Memory Care – Includes special touches for those with memory loss, such as uniquely designed apartments, specialized programming and controlled exits to give you peace of mind knowing residents won’t wander off the property. Caregivers are also specially trained to work with people with dementia, providing a higher, more personalized level of care and attention.
• Nursing Homes – Offer high-level nursing care around the clock. Long-term care is provided for those who have serious or persistent health issues for which they are pursing treatment. There are also short-term care options – or transitional care – for those who need rehabilitation services after an illness or injury.
For additional help in determining which type of senior living is right for you, read “Choosing Your New Home.”
What happens if I need advanced care?
If your care needs change, make sure your senior living community is equipped to handle your shifting needs. If your care needs increase, will the community you choose require you to move to a different apartment or different community? Or will they be able to bring a higher level of service to you? Is a hospital nearby if you need it? Can you keep your existing physician or will they have physicians that come and visit you in your apartment? Will your medical records easily be transferred?
Not only does Ebenezer offer all types of senior living communities, but we are also affiliated with Fairview Health Services. This means you have a wealth of resources at your disposal, from top-notch physicians to the latest in Alzheimer’s research and memory care resources.
Where do I want to live?
Moving into senior housing brings exciting changes, like choosing the exact area you want to live. Do you prefer the familiarity of your current location and want to find senior housing in your own community? Or, do you look forward to moving closer to loved ones who may live in a different area? Perhaps you are interested in experiencing a new neighborhood altogether?
Since 1917, Ebenezer has been Minnesota’s leader in senior housing, memory care and assisted living. For close to 100 years, our compassionate caregivers have been members of your community. Now, we invite you to be a part of ours.
Schedule a tour today to learn more about the senior living options at Coventry of Mahtomedi Assisted Living and Memory Care. Call us at 651-528-8442.