Making the decision to move your parents into senior living is a big one. What should families consider before deciding what’s best for them?

Families should consider what level of support or care a loved one will need. Are they looking for independent apartments that enhance their lifestyle by removing the burden of home maintenance? Do they need assistance with activities of daily living and reminders to take medication? Can your loved one benefit from increased socialization? The experts at Christian Health can help answer these questions.

Families should consider taking a tour. They should also request a family interview, ask what medical records or nursing assessments may be required and discuss the financial side of the residency agreement.

When evaluating your choices, determine if the community you’re interested in consistently evaluates and works to improve the resident experience. Is there a resident council? A family council? Satisfaction surveys? Has the community been recognized with awards for excellent care, dining services, and more? Think about what is most important to you and your loved one.

Christian Health offers the following types of senior living communities: Independent Living, Independent Living Plus, Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Special Care Skilled Nursing.

Christian Health’s independent-living communities are designed with the needs of older adults in mind. Each community is welcoming, safe and boasts its own unique setting for living a more social and convenient life. They include: Evergreen Court, Hillcrest (Independent Living Plus), Siena Village of Wayne, Summer Hill of Wayne and The Vista.

At Longview, older adults thrive with personalized care in a secure community that fosters independence. Residents have access to personalized assistance with professional, clinical staff, while enjoying innovative programs and a diverse calendar of activities. Longview offers newly renovated spaces with plentiful amenities.

Courtyard at Longview, Christian Health’s Memory Care Assisted Living community, is a specialized residence designed to meet the needs of those with early stages of dementia and memory loss. Geared toward fostering ability and independence, the Courtyard design considers safety, comfort, dietary needs and mobility. Therapeutic programs help reduce dementia-related anxiety and enhance memory.

Founded in 1911, Christian Health has fostered health, healing, and wellness in northern New Jersey for more than 100 years. Its commitment to caring begins with recognizing the intrinsic value of all people by helping them achieve their best quality of life. Christian Health aims to meet each person’s physical needs while nurturing their mental and spiritual well-being. What makes Christian Health truly unique is the continuum of care available through one

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