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What You Need to Know About Assisted Living

As a family caregiver, you only want what’s best for your loved one. Though their current home is filled with precious memories, it might not be the best place to age safely. Assisted living offers seniors personalized care that meets their specific needs, while also giving them plenty of opportunities to maintain their independence.

If you think your family member could use a helping hand to thrive throughout retirement, read on to learn more about assisted living services in a senior living community like Mary’s Woods.

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living provides services for older adults who need help with daily activities that are essential for a high-quality life. These activities can include eating healthy meals, getting dressed in clean clothes, moving safely around their environment, and keeping up with a personal hygiene routine.

While professional caregivers are available 24/7, the goal of assisted living is to provide just the right amount of personalized support to help each resident maintain as much independence as possible.

Many senior living communities offer assisted living neighborhoods on the same campus that have apartments designed just for residents who need extra support in their home environment. At Mary’s Woods, every resident in the new Kellogg Assisted Living and Friendship Place neighborhoods has a beautifully finished, private studio or apartment home that can be customized with familiar furniture and décor.

Residents in Assisted Living Set Their Own Routines

Features like dining venues, fitness centers and salon/barbershops, as well as certain activities, will be open or available on set hours or days of the week. But residents in assisted living are always in control of their own schedule, unless they request assistance with that schedule.

A typical day for a resident at our senior living community in Lake Oswego, OR, can include:

  • Breakfast and coffee with a friend in the Tree House Café
  • A swim, personal workout, or group fitness class in one of our fitness centers
  • A trip to the on-site salon for hair and nail services
  • Crafting, attending a lecture, or enjoying the company of their neighbors with planned activities
  • Scheduled transportation to an off-site event like the theater or a baseball game
  • Restaurant-style dining in The Grove
  • A walk on one of our gorgeous paths or evening conversation with neighbors in a community garden

Assisted Living Services Help Residents and Their Family Caregivers

Coordinating care for a loved one who lives at home is hard work. Between getting them to their doctor appointments, ensuring they eat healthy meals, maintaining and creating a safe home environment, and finding activities to keep them engaged and fulfilled,, there’s little time to take care of yourself.

Assisted living neighborhoods in a community like Mary’s Woods offer services that meet all your loved one’s needs all on one campus, which helps you spend more quality time with them and on yourself.

Here are just a few of the many services we offer in our Kellogg Assisted Living neighborhood that make life easier for our residents and their family caregivers:

  • A private, maintenance-free senior apartment home, with all utilities paid
  • Customized care plan to meet your loved one’s needs
  • Assistance with daily activities
  • Medication management
  • Licensed nurse on-site 24/7
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Individualized fitness and wellness programs
  • Scheduled transportation services to medical appointments and off-site group activities

Our highly trained nursing assistants and caregivers are friends and companions, and empower each resident to remain active and independent. Residents thrive in a warm, caring and home-like environment that provides daily opportunities for an enriched retirement and a helping hand whenever they need it.

Assisted Living Is More Than Just Healthcare, It’s a Lifestyle

At Mary’s Woods, we offer a continuum of care that ensures residents never have to move to a different community if they need a higher level of living. Residents receive top-tier medical support with a combination of compassion, comfort and quality no matter if they’re a resident in independent living, assisted living, memory care or residential care.

This provides peace of mind for both our residents and their family caregivers. Your loved one won’t need to move away from their friends and neighbors they know at Mary’s Woods, and you can relax knowing your family member’s needs are always taken care of, even if they need a different level of senior care.

Along with incredible services and amenities, assisted living provides a retirement-lifestyle that gives each resident abundant opportunities to experience life to its fullest. With the right level of personalized and compassionate care, your loved one can take on retirement with confidence.

Discover Genuine Connections and Personalized Assisted Living Services at Mary’s Woods

Our Kellogg Assisted Living neighborhood is nestled along the scenic and peaceful Willamette River, and our beautiful campus features fountains, secluded gardens, and walking paths surrounded by natural beauty—and we have immediate occupancy available for residents and nonresidents alike! To find out how you or a loved one can enjoy retirement in our senior living community, contact Mary’s Woods online or call us at 1-800-914-8653. Our team is always happy to help!