There’s a time in everyone’s life when our bodies change. The changes are not always for the better. Sometimes we lose the ability to do things we always did without a thought in the past, like the activities of daily living (ADLs), basic things like housekeeping and grooming. If you’re noticing it’s getting harder and harder to do those tasks? It is time to consider what an assisted living facility could offer to alleviate the stress of managing ADLs alone. This is especially true if in many ways you’re still very independent.
Assisted living in Potomac, Maryland gives independent individuals a lifestyle that offers help with the different areas of life where it’s needed and allows them the autonomy they want in other areas. It’s an ideal lifestyle for many older people. When they’re at home in the assisted living facility, in their private apartment, they have easy access to 24 hour staff. This staff is ready to aid them with housekeeping, assistance with taking medications, traveling to appointments or going to the bathroom at night. Seniors that don’t need round-the-clock medical attention find this temporary help a relief, while they still maintain their independence.
Potomac’s assisted living facilities average around $3400 monthly for a private one bedroom apartment. This includes basic utilities, gas, electricity, water, heat, air and garbage. After you move in there is nothing else, you need to worry about except food and that’s only if you prefer to prepare your own meals. There is often a common dining area providing 3 meals a day for those who prefer not to cook. When this is compared to living in your private residence and hiring a home health aide or homemaker services, it makes more economic sense. Hiring these separate services costs an additional $3500 plus. Obviously, having those services included in your household expense as with assisted living is a more financially sound decision.
Living in Potomac offers additional benefits such as watching a play at the Kingston Arts Theatre; seeing a live music performance at the Music Center at Strathmore; or studying the film arts at the Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema. Enjoying the creativity of our ancestors is another past time that can be fully explored with visits to area museums, the Heritage Farm Museum of Loudoun County, the Gaithersburg Arts Barn or the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum. Join other seniors at various local senior centers and learn yoga, dance, arts and crafts and cooking. You’ll never want for things to do in Potomac.
Choosing between the area’s assisted living facilities would normally be difficult if you didn’t have access to help. Go to www.SeniorLiving.Org to get all the information you desire about the facilities in Potomac. We are very well-informed and can provide information about each facility; its licensing, its room sizes and amenities, staff services offered and other services. Many assisted living communities have meals served to their residents and offer housekeeping and laundry services, in addition to health, medical, exercise and wellness programs. We can help you navigate through the maze of information and find the ideal assisted living community with the services you would prefer to have.
Potomac, Maryland is located in Montgomery County which is an area with a 25% elderly population. With such a large number of people with similar needs and concerns, the area naturally takes pride in making sure those needs and interests are met. We at SeniorLiving.Org provide guidance, so you can feel confident in you selection of your new home at a Potomac assisted living facility.