SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS

Senior Living FAQ

At Abbey Senior Health, it’s our goal to offer personalized care to every resident so that they may live a rich, fulfilling life. We know that those researching senior living options likely have questions and aren’t yet ready to take the next step of contacting a community. That’s why we’ve outlined our full spectrum of available options below.

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Who would benefit from independent living?

After retiring, it’s common to wish for a stress-free, active, and social lifestyle. If home maintenance tasks, such as mowing the lawn or fixing the faucet, are becoming cumbersome, independent living is a great option. Seniors who choose independent living enjoy socializing with other adults in the same stage of life, and are ready to hand over arduous tasks, like cleaning and cooking, to someone else. Active older adults that value their independence reside in private living spaces, such as the Villa Theresa Apartments, and participate in community social activities. Although no medical care or assistance is needed, independent living residents experience the peace of mind from a staff that’s available 24/7.

Who is assisted living for?

Seniors who wish to maintain their independence but require additional support with daily tasks can greatly benefit from assisted living. Offering the same social activities and amenities as independent living, assisted living provides an individualized care plan specific to each resident’s needs. Whether they require assistance with medication, dressing, grooming, bathing, or another daily activity, a staff member is there to help. Assisted living residents receive continuous care and support in addition to services such as housekeeping, laundry, and nutritious meals. Seniors residing in our new assisted living community, the Abbey Cottage, enjoy care when they need it, and freedom when they don’t.

What is skilled nursing?

Skilled nursing provides high-level medical care and interventions by licensed medical professionals. Available either as short-term rehabilitation after a hospital stay or long-term for those with chronic conditions, skilled nursing offers around-the-clock care. Whether residents need medical intervention for IV medication, wound care, injections, therapies, or vital sign monitoring, our skilled nursing programs are tailored to them. Not only do our medical professionals provide the necessary assistance, but they also create personalized Plans of Care for each senior. Residents live in private or semi-private rooms, and depending on their level of care needs, participate in community activities, as well. At Abbey Senior Health, not only do we support seniors physically, but we also strive to care for their mental and spiritual well-being.

How do I choose the best senior living option?

The best senior living option for you is the one where your needs are met. Senior living options range in the level of care provided, with independent living offering the least assistance, and skilled nursing the most. At Abbey Senior Health, we offer a variety of care options so that seniors can age in place. As needs change, so too do the services we provide. Seniors and their families don’t have to worry about searching for a new community – rather, our dedicated staff adapts the services to meet their new needs. For instance, residents can transition from our Villa Theresa Apartments to the Abbey Cottage with no issue.

How much does senior living cost?

Several factors are at play when determining the cost of senior living, such as care level, living arrangements, and geographical location. Generally speaking, seniors who require greater amounts of care and support will likely pay a bit more than those who don’t. However, each option we offer includes state-of-the-art services, amenities, and social opportunities aimed to provide a rich, fulfilling life. For more information, give us a call to discuss your needs.

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Abbey Senior Health in O’Fallon, MO provides a continuum of care for residents. Our safe, secure, and faith-based environment welcomes seniors of all abilities. We strive to provide the highest quality care and amenities so that seniors can enjoy everything a stress-free retirement lifestyle has to offer. If you’d like to learn more about us or have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out today! We look forward to meeting you and discussing your needs.

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