When we spend time with our loved ones, especially our elders, we notice that as they age, some of the things that they have to do on a daily basis start to get a little more difficult for them. This is nothing new to anyone, but, if those little things in life are starting to get a little tougher, it is probably a good idea to look into assisted living facilities in Malden, Massachusetts. These assisted living facilities are really starting to become popular due to their leniency with residents and their passions or hobbies. Unlike nursing homes, assisted living facilities allow you to go out and enjoy the city you live in, and if you live in or near Malden, then you know you will want to leave from time to time.
Assisted living facilities are even more unlike nursing homes, because you don’t have to be severely disabled to get into them. The typical resident of an assisted living facility is one who needs a little bit of assistance with what are known as activities of daily living, or ADL’s. These activities of daily living have a wide range of severity. Some residents come in needing help with things like doing their laundry, managing finances, walking up stairs, or taking the correct medication at the correct time of the day. Others may need much more help in things such as bathing, toileting, or getting dressed; yes, getting dressed or tying shoes does take a decent amount of flexibility. If you do get the chance to live in an assisted living facility in Malden, we highly suggest getting out and taking advantage of all the amenities the city has to offer.
One of the most entertaining things to do in Malden is to visit some of their parks. Malden has the unique opportunity of having a great deal of land area, so they actually have over 30 parks in the city. Wherever you are located, there is probably a park nearby. Many seniors enjoy going to these parks in the fall to take a nice stroll and look at all of the leaves changing colors. If you enjoy sports, Malden’s high school offers all sports, so you can go and take in a Friday night football game if you are up for it.
If you are one who enjoys indoor activities more than being outside, you have to spend some time at the Malden Public Library. This historic library has recently been updated after it received a six million dollar grant. The new wing that was put on is spectacular and offers great titles that people of all ages would enjoy.
If you are interested in looking into assisted living facilities in Malden, one of the first things you need to do is talk to someone who knows and understands finances. While assisted living facilities are cheaper than nursing homes, they still will require a decent monthly fee to help pay for all of the highly trained and certified staff members. Right now the cost of assisted living facilities in the Malden area is about $55,000 which is on the higher side of the national average, but is primarily due to the fact that Malden is located in a rather affluent area.
While you are on the look out for assisted living facilities, we highly recommend using SeniorLiving.org as we have many phenomenal tools to help make your search more precise and effective. The most popular tool is the review area where prospective residents can go and see what other residents and their family members said about the facilities in the area.