The independence you want with the support you need
As we age, day-to-day activities can become more challenging. With Good Samaritan Society assisted living, our team is here to help with services ranging from gentle reminders to assistance during dressing, bathing and other activities.
We work with our residents and their loved ones to find the right balance between independence and support.
Assisted living isn't for those who need around-the-clock nursing supervision. These services are for those who want to live independently but would benefit from having access to help. Our assisted living team is available 24/7.
Take the stress out of daily living
Health and personal needs change as seniors get older. An activity that may have been easy before can become a challenge later. While a natural part of aging, these changes can be stressful and frustrating.
Assisted living communities work to meet the needs of our residents, so they can live stress-free. Our services can include:
- Help with daily activities such as grooming, bathing, dressing and managing medications.
- Lawn care, snow removal and other home maintenance tasks.
- Providing the security of having staff close by.
- Laundry or housekeeping.
- Three nutritionally balanced meals every day
- Transportation for shopping or entertainment
- Spiritual, recreational, entertainment and wellness programming
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Assisted living apartments
Residents live in their own apartments within a larger community. They enjoy the independence of living in their own home and are free to decorate as they wish.
Living in a community offers safety and security. Help is never far away in case of an emergency. Residents get peace of mind knowing their needs are met.
Community living also empowers residents to lead an active, social lifestyle. We bring together people in similar life stages, and our locations offer a variety of activities and programs for our residents’ physical, social and spiritual health.
Visit a senior living community
The best way to learn about a community is to visit in person. Set up an appointment at a location near you. Touring an assisted living community gives a complete picture of the lifestyle your loved one can enjoy. Talk with people who live there, look inside model apartments and discuss your questions or concerns with our trained team.
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Talking to your parents about assisted living
Seeing your parents struggle with simple tasks is difficult, but help is available. Start a conversation with your parents about the benefits of assisted living.
When is it time to talk about assisted living?
It can be hard to judge when your parents should consider moving to assisted living. Ask yourself:
- Can they perform day-to-day tasks like grooming, bathing, dressing or managing their medications?
- Would they benefit from more social activities or programs?
- Do they need help with chores like lawn care or meal preparation?
If you said yes to these questions, your parents would likely benefit from assisted living services.
How do I propose the idea of assisted living to my parents?
Give examples of how their daily lives will be easier.
Assisted living communities can take care of many chores people may not want to do anymore, like housekeeping, yard work and cooking.
Since assisted living communities employ licensed healthcare providers, your parents can also get help with health-related issues. Our team also helps with everyday activities like bathing, getting dressed or taking medication.
A move to assisted living can help your parents with what they need and free up time to do the things they want, like spending more time with family and friends.
Talk to your parents about how they may qualify. Assisted living can help if your parents:
- Need help with daily tasks
- Can move around independently
- Don't need around-the-clock care
- Can mostly manage their medical conditions on their own
- Want to live actively in a social community
How will mom and dad pay for this?
Assisted living costs vary by location and the level of care and services chosen.
It's important to talk about payment options with your parents and the assisted living communities you're looking at together.
Your options may include:
- Private pay
- Long-term care insurance
Private health insurance and Medicare usually don't cover assisted living services.
What if dad says he's OK on his own?
Your parents may feel isolated and lonely at home, even if they don’t want to talk about it.
Moving to an assisted living community can help them connect with other seniors and keep them active.
Knowing 24-hour staff assistance is available can also give you peace of mind and help your parents feel safer.
What if mom isn't convinced a move is right for her?
It's easy to gloss over a problem your parents have been just "dealing with" on their own.
Ask them questions they might not have considered yet, like:
- Can you do everyday tasks easily, without assistance?
- Are you eating as healthily or as well as you should be?
- Do you always feel safe in your own home, and when you're running errands?
- Do you wish more people were around to talk with?
Have them take a closer look and consider how their lives might be better with a little assistance.
What should we be looking for in an assisted living community?
Talk to your parents about what’s most important to them, and find communities that offer those options.
Do they want a full-sized kitchen to cook in, or would they rather have meals prepared for them?
* Is it important to have a second bedroom, or would a studio apartment be easier to maneuver in?
* Is there scheduled transportation to help them run errands, or is there a private parking lot for their car?
* Do they want help with housekeeping or laundry?
* Is there an on-site beautician? Wellness classes or equipment? A chapel? Social activities? A place to have coffee and snacks?
Take some time to find an assisted living community with amenities, services and apartment layouts that best suit your parents’ lifestyles and preferences.
What if mom feels like I'm taking control of her life?
Focus on telling her how you feel, not what she should do.
Use "what if..." language instead of "you should..." or "you need to..." language that may make Mom feel defensive.
Express why you're concerned about her health or safety, and offer information she can look at to learn more.
Encourage her to keep an open mind, and assure her the final decision is hers to make.
Most assisted living communities allow residents to choose exactly what they want assistance with, and to adjust their care plans if their needs change.
What if my parents are afraid of losing their independence?
Moving to an assisted living community could actually give your parents more independence, with less to worry about and more time to do what they want to do.
When your parents get help with daily activities and cut out household chores, they’ll likely find they actually have more time and energy to do the things they truly care about.
Each day at an assisted living community can give your parents the chance to live life exactly the way they want.
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