Why should you consider assisted living?

The choice to move into an assisted living community, or even go on a tour, can be scary. Knowing what makes assisted living the right choice for you helps with this big step and can help you and your family feel comfortable. At Tamarisk Assisted Living, we’ve seen a wide range of reasons why our residents choose to move in. We wanted to share some of the most common reasons why our seniors chose assisted living:

Three women together at the Tamarisk Assisted Living putting green. Two are holding golf clubs while one sits watching, all are smiling at the camera.
Residents having fun together at the Tamarisk Assisted Living putting green.
  1. When living alone or in an independent living apartment poses more of a risk, assisted living offers a lot of the same amenities but in a safe, secure, supportive environment.
  2. When you wish to maintain a high degree of independence, but you need help with day-to-day tasks such as bathing, dressing, medication management, transportation, or more. Great assisted living communities can even work with residents over time to scale up or down in the services, assistance, and personalized care they provide, depending on the resident’s needs and care plan.
  3. If your social life has become limited or you’d like to have a more active weekly schedule without the strain of transportation. Assisted living makes it easy to meet new people, spend regular time with friends, and participate in a wide variety of activities, all within walking distance to your front door!
  4. If you or someone you know is experiencing a memory disorder, many assisted living residences offer separate, secured areas with specialized programs. At Tamarisk, our memory care program has an entire first-floor wing dedicated to their work and apartments, thoughtfully and expertly designed for residents with cognitive issues and dementia. Learn more our Renaissance Memory Care Program here.
A cozy living room space with a large fireplace at the center of the image and four green armchairs arranged in front of the fireplace around a circular coffee table. A colorful piece of contemporary art hangs over the fireplace.
The cozy, home-like living room at Tamarisk Assisted Living

As we’ve seen with our residents, the choice to move into assisted living is unique for each and their family. While these are the common reasons we hear from residents, there is more that goes into the decision and that is why Tamarisk Assisted Living focuses on personalized care for each resident.

If you have any questions or would like to talk more about your situation to get some advice from our experts, contact us. Call us at 401-732-0037 or email susana@tamariskri.org.