For A Loved One
Villagio Senior Living provides assisted living and memory care to residents in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. We’ve combined unique amenities with the highest level of caregiving to provide passionate care for our residents and peace of mind for their loved ones.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the things I should look for when touring senior living options for my loved one?
- Attention to detail is important in a senior living setting. If it feels like a community and the staff is taking care of the little things, it’s likely they do this for the community as a whole.
- Friendliness of staff and existing residents is very important, as your new home needs to be a place that fits the personality of your loved one.
- Convenience to your loved one’s current lifestyle is important to ensure that their current way of life is intact after selecting a senior living option.
- Extensive activity programming and an innovative approach to resident engagement are great indicators that the community’s management team has a passion for their residents.
How do I talk to my loved one about the possible need for senior living?
Each conversation between family members is different. It has been our experience that an extended conversation between families is the healthiest approach, as it takes immediate pressure off of the loved one, and allows them the time to consider the changes that may be coming in their lives. Villagio encourages regular visits to the community of choice prior to moving in, allowing your family member to meet new friends, try out the dining experience and see themselves as a part of the community. Once the time to make a selection is drawing near, it can be helpful to get a physician’s guidance on whether it is time to be more intentional about selecting a community.
What is assisted living?
Assisted living layers additional healthcare services onto the services and amenities offered in independent living. Typically, a resident in assisted living may require a little more assistance in their daily activities, including medication management, and age and health-related services that can’t be provided in independent living. Residents are usually active and participate in community programming while building healthy relationships.
What is memory care?
Memory care is a version of assisted living that provides additional safety and security for residents that need individualized attention due to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. In many memory care communities, tailored programming allows residents to engage with their loved ones by participating in fulfilling activities that are created and customized to their individual needs.
What is independent living?
Independent living would provide the opportunity to have a more active lifestyle, focusing on socialization and companionship. Amenities and services typically make daily living a little easier by providing housekeeping, lawn care and other regular maintenance. Independent living usually provides fewer direct health care services than the other levels of senior living, but safety and security are our main priority.
What is a CCRC
A Continuum of Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a senior living option that employs many forms of senior living, typically in a campus-style setting. This option allows for a resident to age in place, moving from one level of care in the community to the next as their healthcare needs change.
What does senior living cost?
Generally, senior living costs increase as the level of care increases from independent living through skilled nursing. Villagio Senior Living has prepared an expense comparison tool that compares the cost of senior living with the true cost of staying at home. Although it is possible to determine these cost differences, it is also difficult to analyze the benefit of living in a community with tailored programming, a high level of companionship opportunity and a wide variety of amenities that improve your quality of life.