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What Kind of Assistance Does Assisted Living Provide?

Senior woman smiling at her caregiver

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, a person turning 65 has a 70% chance of eventually needing some type of long-term care services, which may include assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation or skilled nursing. Although the type of care required can change over time, for an older adult who’s active but needs some extra help with daily routines, assisted living may be the perfect choice. If you’ve been wondering about senior living options and whether assisted living makes sense for yourself or a loved one, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a vibrant, comfortable residential option for seniors who need a helping hand with day-to-day activities. Residents typically live in private apartments in a community setting where daily meals, social activities, transportation, and around-the-clock support make it possible for them to be active, engaged, and independent.

Who Thrives in Assisted Living?

Older adults who are active but hampered by the challenges that can arise with aging find the ideal level of care in assisted living. If your health and well-being could benefit from additional help, the services, amenities and 24/7 support provided in assisted living may be exactly what you need.

Why Choose Assisted Living?

“Surely spring has been returned to me,” writes poet Louise Glück in “Vita Nova.” Indeed, for seniors who are eager to jump back into the hobbies they enjoy, to make new friends and to try new activities, a move to assisted living can feel like a fresh start. A sense of safety and security, opportunities to have fun, the chance to socialize, and hands-on help when you need it are just a few of the many benefits of assisted living.

When Is It Time to Move to Assisted Living?

Often the effects of aging happen so gradually that you may not realize your life is different — perhaps narrower — than it was before. But there are signs that suggest assisted living could be a welcome alternative to living on your own. Common indications that it’s time for assisted living include:

  • Difficulty with daily self-care tasks such as dressing, bathing and grooming
  • Mobility issues or recent falls or concerns about your ability to live safely and comfortably in your current home
  • Difficulty with meal preparation, which can lead to poor eating habits
  • Trouble with household tasks like cleaning or keeping up with bills
  • Increased sense of isolation, loneliness or boredom
  • Driving limitations, making it difficult to run errands or engage in activities in the community
  • Forgetting or mismanaging medications

Where Can You Find Award-Winning Assisted Living in Dallas, Texas?

At Walnut Place in Dallas, Texas, our award-winning approach to senior living means you receive the personalized care you want with the freedom to choose how you’ll enjoy each day. The amenities and services you’ll find at Walnut Place include:

  • Private apartment
  • Assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and medication management
  • Three daily meals selected from a chef-prepared menu
  • Community dining rooms or in-room dining
  • Pet-friendly policy, so your 4-legged companion can move with you
  • Full calendar of events and activities, including Happy Hour, a walking club, art classes, fitness classes and games like cornhole, shuffleboard and bingo
  • Emergency system in every apartment
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Regular housekeeping and laundry services
  • On-campus beauty salon and barbershop (extra fees apply)
  • Continuum of care, including memory care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing, so that if your health changes, your needs can be met in the community you’ve come to love

Explore Assisted Living at Walnut Place

One of the best ways to find out about assisted living is to tour a community near you. If you’re looking for assisted living in the Dallas area, schedule a visit at Walnut Place and see for yourself why we’ve been awarded the 2022 Best of Senior Living by A Place for Mom. Contact us to learn more or to book your visit. We’d love to meet you!