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What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living was a new idea 30 years ago when Tutera Senior Living & Health Care began providing senior care and senior living options. Now, it’s the most popular and fastest-growing form of senior care. Assisted living provides residential care with dignity, privacy and choice — it’s a philosophy as much as a system. Assisted living focuses on the individual needs and preferences of residents and encourages family members to participate in the lives of their loved ones.

What Does Assisted Living Provide?

Assisted living is for people who want to maintain their independence but need support with some aspects of daily life. While each senior living facility may offer different services and amenities, these are some of the types of assistance an assisted living facility is likely to provide:

  • 24-hour security
  • Help with bathing, dressing, toileting and other kinds of basic care
  • Mobility help
  • Medication management
  • Regular meals
  • Transportation
  • Help with making phone calls
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • Hairdressing and barbering
  • Exercise and recreation support
  • Medical assistance when needed

Often, family members find it physically difficult to help their loved ones with these tasks or cannot provide the level of availability elderly parents need. In some cases, a spouse may not have the necessary physical strength, or the person needing care may live at a distance from relatives and prefer not to move to a new part of the country. Trained helpers provide these services in assisted living facilities. At Norterre, their assisted living community is built around a household model, which focuses on safety, comfort and security, while creating a friendly, active environment. Each resident’s care is adapted to that person’s specific needs, preferences and personality.

Sometimes physical strength and ability is not the primary concern. For example, an elderly relative may have trouble remembering to take needed medications. Some older people lose interest in meals and don’t take the trouble to cook for themselves, endangering their health. Others may forget to turn off the stove or may stop getting a healthy amount of exercise because they’re nervous about injuries.

Assisted living provides a practical solution in all these situations. Assisted living facilities allow seniors to continue their independent lives, making their own decisions and maintaining their independence while receiving the support and care they need. At Rose Estates Assisted Living Community, the welcoming social environment and the nutritious, delicious restaurant-style dining service create a community where friends and neighbors feel safe and connected.

Finding Your Future at Tutera Senior Living & Health Care

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care’s assisted living facilities offer independence and freedom of choice to individuals who need support in their daily lives. From art studios to movie nights and water aerobics, seniors at Tutera communities have a wide variety of choices to fill their days with healthy activity, enjoyable social time and nutritious, delicious dining.

The goal at Tutera Senior Living’s assisted living communities, like Rose Estates and Norterre, is to create a unique experience for each resident. When a new resident moves into a Tutera community, the EmpowerMe Wellness program integrates the resident’s emotional, intellectual and physical needs. A care plan is created for each resident, and our compassionate, expertly trained team delivers one-on-one therapy services to help them reach their goals. In addition to daily comfort, entertainment and support, the EmpowerMe Wellness program includes:

  • Physical therapy to assist residents in recovering from surgery, illness or injury that impacts strength, ambulation, pain management or fall risk
  • Occupational therapy to regain and maintain the ability to complete activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, toileting or writing
  • Speech therapy to support the recovery of strokes and other conditions that affect the voice, language, eating, swallowing, etc.
  • Personal training in small groups or on an individual basis

Visit a Tutera assisted living facility near you to see firsthand how this philosophy extends the options of seniors. Or contact us today to learn more about our communities and our care.

Learn more by clicking on the community links below:

The Atriums Senior Living Community
Carnegie Village Senior Living Community
Charlton Place Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
Country Gardens Assisted Living Community
Lamar Court Assisted Living Community
The Lodge at Manito Assisted Living & Memory Care Community
Mission Chateau Senior Living Community
Moweaqua Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
Norterre - The Laurel Assisted Living and Memory Care
Oakley Courts Assisted Living & Memory Care Community
Rose Estates Assisted Living Community
St. Paul's Senior Community
Tiffany Springs Senior Living Community
The Village at Mission Senior Living Community
Wesley Court Assisted Living Community