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At Tessera of Westchase, every person who chooses to live with us is family. That’s why we honor the unique strengths and individuality of every person who chooses to live in our assisted living and memory care community. We work hard to make their time spent with us, and that of their families as well, an experience to cherish by honoring their legacy and passions, embracing their wellness and focusing on helping each of them to achieve their personal goals. It’s part of our wellness philosophy and it’s integrated into every single aspect of our community. All of us at Tessera of Westchase are committed to creating an extraordinary aging experience and dedicated to making it happen.
With so many choices among senior housing types and styles, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with the extensive number of options available and decisions needed. But we want to make things easier for you and your family – that’s why we created this guide. It gives you a comprehensive resource to use again and again as you explore various senior living options. This guide spans the full spectrum of senior housing options, making it easy to understand the choices available to you.
Ultimately, we aspire to provide a guide you can use to help determine the best senior housing options for yourself, a friend or a family member. If you have any further questions, we sincerely hope you’ll contact us. We’re here to help you find the information you need so you can be confident in your decision.
Housing Options for Older Adults
Active older adults have several options that will enable them to enjoy an active lifestyle in a safe, social setting.
55+ retirement communities are the ideal choice for adults over the age of 55 who have chosen to simplify their life by downsizing.
Independent living offers a wide array of services and amenities, giving you more time and simplifying your lifestyle.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) offer a “continuum of care” to residents, from independent living through memory care and skilled nursing.
Communities for Older Adults Who Need Care Assistance
Sometimes adults reach a point in their lives when, although they endeavor to live independently, they may need some assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). And some, as they journey through their life, need more and more care and assistance. Here, you’ll find the various care options that meet these various levels of need.
Assisted living communities are the best choice for older adults who continue to live independently but find themselves needing some level of assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Discover more about our Tampa assisted living community in Westchase, FL.
Nursing homes provide a higher level of care and assistance, 24 hours a day, to older adults who can no longer live alone in their own home.
Skilled nursing communities deliver 24-hour care to individuals who require medically necessary care provided by a licensed medical professional, such as a registered nurse.
Memory care communities provide specialized long-term care to those who have memory-related issues, such as those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Interested in learning more about a memory care community near you? Explore our Tampa FL memory care community.
Short-Term Care Options for Older Adults
Short-term care options assist primary caregivers when they need to focus on their own self-care or when they’re unable to fulfill their caregiving responsibilities for short periods of time, like when working or running errands.
Adult day care provides professional care to adults during the day in a safe, interactive setting. Additionally, adult day cares can be used by adults needing transitional care and short-term care following a hospital discharge.
Respite care provides a way for a caregiver to take short periods of time off from their duties while someone else assumes responsibility for that care. Respite care can be provided by friends and family, a paid care provider or a professional care community.
Residential Care Options for Older Adults
Residential care options provide assistance to older adults who are unable to care for themselves. Care is provided in a residential setting, such as their own home or the home of another.
In-home care helps with everyday actions in an older adult’s own home.
Residential care homes provide 24-hour care to small groups of adults in a residential, homelike setting. Care includes assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), meals and lodging.
Hospice care is a specialized type of family-centered care that is provided to individuals who have a life-limiting illness, as well as their families.
Where a person chooses to call home is an important decision. With the overwhelming number of options that exist, the search will be made easier by first evaluating your care needs and determining the finances you have available to dedicate to those needs. Armed with this information, it will be easier to decide which of the above senior living options best meets your needs.
If you are helping a friend or family member search for their new home, it’s important to keep them involved in the process by:
- Encouraging them on an on-going basis to share how they’re feeling about the process and then actively listening to what they have to say
- Involving them in every decision that is made throughout the search to make sure their wants and needs are met
- Narrowing the choices down to communities meeting determined criteria, then taking them to explore each of them
Housing options often need to be discussed more than once. What works for someone today may not meet their needs and desires a year from now, or even tomorrow for that matter. Senior living options are closely tied to care needs, and as those needs change, housing options may need to change as well.
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Selecting the right Westchase senior living community in Tampa, FL, comes with a lot of decisions. Thankfully you don’t have to navigate them alone. We are here to answer questions and provide the information you and your family need to make a confident decision. Submit a request and our team will be in touch shortly.
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