Nursing homes should be a last resort unless you or your loved one is experiencing a chronic medical condition that requires specific skilled medical services. If you think assisted living is just like a nursing home, think again. The Farrington at Tanglewood is an active senior living community located uptown near the Houston Galleria.
What’s the difference between assisted living and a nursing home?
|Assisted Living||Nursing Home|
|Personal care services performed in your home||Medical and personal care in a hospital setting|
|Actively maximizes your quality of life||Rehabilitation and maintaining health levels|
|Variety of activities and outings||Limited activities and time outside of the facility|
|Private or shared apartments with private bathrooms and kitchenettes||Private or shared rooms|
|Spacious indoor meeting areas, courtyard, walking path, and dining venues||Indoor common areas, dedicated dining area, or bedside eating|
|Houston monthly average: $4,750 (Speak with The Farrington so we can provide a personalized quote for you or a loved one!)||Houston monthly average: $7,635|
What type of senior living is right for me?
Have you noticed a fluctuation in your weight?
Do you sometimes forget to take your medications on time?
Are you getting tired of keeping up with cleaning the house and doing load after a load of laundry?
Is maintaining your yard too much of a hassle?
If any of those questions caused you to nod your head, assisted living might be perfect for you. Our services take care of the household chores and activities of daily living so you can enjoy your day however you want.
In our community, you’ll never have to worry about cutting the grass or raking leaves, but you can enjoy putting your green thumb to use in our gardening club.
What are activities of daily living?
Activities of daily living (ADLs) are the things we take for granted in our youth. Standing up quickly and walking outside, buttoning a shirt, and combing your hair are generally afterthoughts. As we age, we develop different strengths and weaknesses. Improve the quality of your life with the services we offer.
According to an article from The National Center for Biotechnology, ADLs include:
- Ambulating: The extent of an individual’s ability to move from one position to another and walk independently.
- Feeding: The ability of a person to feed oneself.
- Dressing: The ability to select appropriate clothes and to put them on
- Personal hygiene: The ability to bathe and groom oneself and maintain dental hygiene, nail, and hair care
- Continence: The ability to control bladder and bowel function
- Transportation and shopping: The ability to procure groceries, attend events, manage transportation, either via driving or by organizing other means of transport.
- House cleaning and home maintenance: Cleaning kitchens after eating, maintaining reasonable cleanliness of living areas, and keeping up with home maintenance.
- Managing communication with others: The ability to manage telephone and mail.
- Managing medications: The ability to obtain medications and taking them as directed.
The Farrington at Tanglewood provides these services and more, all tailored to your needs. Receive the specific ADL assistance you need to enjoy your day as you see fit.
Can people with Alzheimer’s live in assisted living?
Memory care is a specialized service aimed at honoring and engaging folks living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia at The Farrington at Tanglewood. The associates who work with memory care residents receive training backed by the latest data and research.
Our community utilizes the Connections program to encourage and promote these residents’ abilities to live at the independence level that’s comfortable for them.
Does memory care cost more than assisted living?
Caregiving duties frequently go beyond what families can provide at home. Families enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved ones live a dignified life in a secure environment. While memory care residents enjoy the same amenities available in assisted living, there are more costs associated with the specialized care services and personalized activities they receive.
Why are activities so important in senior living?
At The Farrington at Tanglewood, we are committed to exercising the mind just as much as the body, and as the Surgeon General says, “Physical activity need not be strenuous to achieve health benefits.”
How do seniors stay active at The Farrington at Tanglewood?
|Outings and education|
|Fun and games|