Do My Parents Need Assisted Living?

Oct 16, 2017
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My parents are not doing well at home.  How do I begin understanding senior retirement living options in Jackson?

Countryside has over 40 years experience helping families. Our expertise is listening to what your parent or parents are currently experiencing and recommending solutions that take in to account their finances. Mom may have suffered a fall, or Dad my not be taking his medications as prescribed.  Perhaps they are not eating or sleeping properly due to medications, depression, dementia or undiagnosed Alzheimer’s disease. Losing the ability to safely drive can be devastating to their sense of independence and ability to maintain friendships.  Unfortunately, these are some of the common signals that it could be a matter of time before there is an incident or life-altering event in the home.

Since every level of senior care is offered at John Ganton’s Countryside how do I narrow down what is right for my parent?

Let’s begin with the basic definitions.

What is Assisted Living?

Senior residents are appropriate for assisted living when they need assistance with:

  • Medication management with nurse oversight
  • Bathing assistance
  • Getting dressed and groomed each day
  • Wheelchair service to meals and activities

Countryside Assisted Living residents have the ability to push a call button 24 hours a day which brings a personal attendant to their apartment.  These attendants are called direct care workers and are trained and supervised by a staff nurse.  Direct Care workers also assist with laundry, scheduled bathing and daily grooming.

Prompting the residents to their meals and activities is another important role of the assisted living staff.  Socializing with others is inevitably is one of the most health improving factors of Assisted Living. Access to high quality, fresh ingredient meals is paramount to any seniors health.  We are proud to offer attention to special diets and a dining room that is open anytime 7am to 7pm.  The accommodations and amenities at Countryside are spacious, beautiful and impeccably maintained.  This ensures that residents have a high quality of life for their affordable monthly rent.

What is Independent Living?

Senior residents are appropriate for independent living when they are:

  • Seeking one-level living with open floor plans
  • Still driving and want a garage or carport
  • Wanting dining options but still capable in their kitchen
  • senior livingDesire to live amongst other residents in their retirement years

Countryside residents who choose independent senior living do not need access to an attendant 24 hours a day.  They are able to independently conduct their daily lives but they love the choices that being on a retirement campus provides.  Access to housekeeping, daily dining options and social activities make it a comfortable and fun environment. The availability to order extra services such as medication management, bath visits or other personal assistance make it a smart option for now and the future.

How can I learn more?

Independent Living and Assisted Living are only two of our many levels of care at Countryside. Semi-Independent, Short term Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing Care and Memory Care are all available at our one location in Jackson.

Please visit our campus at Robinson and McCain Rd. in Jackson.  With just an hour of your time we can show you the areas of our community that would suit your parent or parents.  Click here to schedule your personal appointment.countryside landscape

Call us at 517-787-4150 with any further questions or schedule your visit.


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