We care about our seniors at SeniorLiving.org and are here to offer helpful information in the process of choosing an assisted living facility. We understand that this decision is life changing and a challenging adjustment for many. It is not something done on impulse. We are confident that we can be of proper assistance in this matter, to ease some of your concerns. Covington, Kentucky, with the immediate surrounding area has many options.
Covington has a small city feel with a population of about 40,000, yet is across the river from one of the largest Cities in the country, Cincinnati. A 10-20 minute drive will put you in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Public transportation runs between the two cities also. Transportation and traveling in the area offers easy access to all necessities. The atmosphere is somewhat different from one side of the river and the other with Covington being a slower pace. The costs of assisted living in Kentucky can be a “little slower-paced” than Ohio, and Cincinnati, also. The average price for assisted living facilities tend to run less in Kentucky: 1,200 per month; about 15,000 less yearly. The general cost of living is approximately the same.
There is an abundance of activities available in the Covington area also: AMC movie theater, bowling at Star lanes, Horseshoe Casino, bookstores and several city parks to choose from. There are in-numerous activities within half an hour of the center of Covington. Across the river, the large capacity stadium in downtown Cincinnati has non-stop entertainment with local, national and international stars; and exciting national sports league games. If you are interested in a more personal involvement in sports, there is a Northern Kentucky Senior Services that organizes games for the over 50 groups: softball, golf, basketball spot shooting, Wii games, shuffleboard and a lot more.
This is especially nice for keeping socially active as a support for independent living. We like to see our seniors stay independent.
Most in senior care apartments are going to sponsor their own in-house activities and many have local non-profits visiting, especially on Sundays, to entertain or minister to the elderly. We suggest you ask for a calendar of events to get a feel of the organizations that will be interacting with your loved one. There is a 24 hour Wal-Mart; Walgreen’s, CVS, and other local pharmacies; local health care clinics and hospitals, including St. Elizabeth’s, just five minutes away by ambulance.
As you visit an assisted living that you are interested in, there are some items of importance to pay attention to. Visit during a mealtime and look closely at what is being served, ask what kind of snacks are available, and do they have full kitchenette apartments? Heating and cooling: do they have their own thermostat in their room and are personal heaters allowed? Bathrooms are also important to inspect: do they have strong and firmly attached wall bars? Ask the tenants if they have trouble with hot water or plumbing issues. If you are using a wheelchair, or may need to in the coming years, make sure the width of the bathroom is ample to allow access without scraping hands or feet. We suggest you ask about their transportation: do they have their own vans or do they contract out to local companies. Is there a bus stop near the building?
Feel free to browse through the details we have listed for you concerning the local facilities. There are photos, reviews and contact information directly to the assisted living facilities. We at SeniorLiving.Org encourage you to take your time and thoroughly look over each possible future home, visiting more than once if necessary, to be completely comfortable. We are thrilled when we know that we have helped yet another senior discover the perfect place in a safe, warm and comfortable environment!