We may not want to face it ourselves, and we don’t want to think about our aging family members having to leave their homes, but there may just come a time when aging in place isn’t feasible. There are 5 benefits of living at American House, but it certainly makes sense that you’d want to start researching and visiting senior living communities before an immediate need arises.

The “sandwich generation” is the term given to adult caregivers who are taking care of aging parents, holding down jobs and raising their own children. It’s a recipe for caregiver burnout, and before that happens, it’s wise to sit down with your aging loved ones and have a talk about what’s best for everyone. This is especially true if the seniors in your life can no longer perform daily living tasks or can’t keep up with home maintenance or grocery shopping.

If your aging parents and loved ones are struggling with daily tasks and it’s getting harder for you to take care of it all, consider a respite stay at one of our communities. This will give your family member an introduction to what we offer and to the amenities of our apartments. One of the biggest benefits of living in one of our communities is peace of mind – for you and the senior in your life.

There are no long-term commitments at American House. Not only do we offer short-term respite stays, but there are no long-term lease arrangements, and that’s why a senior living community like ours lets you try before deciding to move in.

There are always questions and concerns you and your family have before making a move, and we’re here to answer your questions.

What are the 5 benefits of living at American House?

  1. You can rest assured that your loved one is in a safe and secure apartment. The apartments provide one-story living along with bathrooms that accommodate seniors or those with limited mobility and more.
  2. You need to determine the level of care you or your loved one need and choose a senior living community that suits that. Not all communities provide personal care, and if your aging loved one requires it, you will need to understand what is offered, what isn’t and what may be required in the future.
  3. Help eliminate loneliness with our social activities and outings, as well as dining room facilities, where you or the senior in your life can get involved and make new friends.
  4. You can rest assured that you are moving your loved one into a community where they are making friends, enjoying themselves and are in a safe environment where there is no maintenance required.
  5. There doesn’t have to be a loss of independence. Some of our residents have cars and come and go as they please. Other residents rely on our transportation options to take them grocery shopping, on special outings or to doctor’s offices. If you’re concerned about a loss of independence, talk with one of our staff when you’re on your building visit.

Prepare in advance and know what you’re looking for in a senior living community in Michigan. Here are a few questions to think about.

  1. Choose a location that allows for easy visits, and if your loved one is still driving, find a community that is close to shopping centers, doctors and family.
  2. Do you want to live in a large, bustling community, or are you more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate living arrangement in a smaller community?
  3. What services are needed now? What services might be needed in the future?
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio?
  5. What is the cost?

We understand there can be relocation stress associated with moving from a family home and into a senior living community and do what we can to make the transition as seamless as possible.

Give us a call today, schedule a tour and consider making American House your new “home sweet home.”

American House was founded in 1979 to enrich the lives of seniors and their loved ones in an environment that fosters independence, compassion, quality services and meaningful relationships. We provide a wide range of senior living options, including independent living, independent living with assistance, memory care services provided by a third party, respite stays and hospice in Dearborn Heights, Farmington Hills, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights and Westland.

Call an American House Senior Living community near you today to schedule a tour of one of our beautiful facilities and ask questions to help put your mind at ease if you’re considering a move for an aging loved one, spouse or even for yourself.