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How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility for Your Loved One
Finding the right Assisted Living Facility for your loved one can be a complicated process, and there are a lot of factors to consider. When looking for a facility, you want to keep in mind the services and medical care that your loved one will require, and the amenities and elements you are looking for. If you’re in need of a starting point, check out our top items to look for when choosing an assisted living facility below!
When looking for an assisted living facility, it’s incredibly important to consult your loved one’s medical care providers and have a solid understanding of the care they require. When reviewing services offered at each facility, ensure that all the services your loved one needs are offered on-site or through reliable transportation. At Millview of Latham, our experienced team offers activities of daily living services such as dressing, grooming, and bathing, medication management, case management, and coordination of medical appointments and reliable transportation. Our team also partners with multiple healthcare providers to offer on-site lab services, podiatry care, portable x-rays, physical, occupational, and speech therapy services.
As this facility will be new to you and your loved one, ensuring that the safety features and protocols are effective, up to date, and easily accessible is extremely important. Our Millview community offers a supervised emergency call system and experienced staff on hand to assist residents at all times.
Nutrition is exceptionally important for seniors as dietary issues and malnutrition can cause significant cognitive and physical health issues. The right facility will have an inviting dining area that serves delicious home cooked meals with many items made to order! Our Millview of Latham team offers dietician services for nutritional education and menu planning, and accommodations for special diets and allergies. We also have a café where residents can get snacks and drinks throughout the day!
Community Amenities and Activities
Socializing and taking part in community activities and events is a great way to stay active and mentally fit for aging seniors. As socialization is known to improve mental health, mood, memory, and cognition; on-site recreation and activities should be a big factor in your search for an assisted living facility.
Our Millview of Latham community offers several indoor and outdoor community areas for residents and their families to gather and socialize! Indoor areas include a community room, a café, and a library with a fireplace, reading materials, large vision machine, and board games! Our outdoor areas include a courtyard, walking path, gardens, and a 3-hole putting green.
Our team encourages socialization with daily activities such as exercise programs, pet therapy, painting, game nights, community outings to restaurants, religious services, shopping centers, and more! One of the most unique programs at Millview is the intergenerational program with the Montessori School for children up to 6 years old located right in our building.
Learn More About Our Assisted Living Facility
At Millview of Latham, our assisted living facility has provided the highest quality of care to residents for over 35 years. Our experienced team members provide our residents with excellent care, while ensuring that they feel respected and independent. If you are searching for the right assisted living facility for your loved one, visit our website to schedule a tour or reach out to our team today!