Am I ready?
It’s hard to know when you or a loved one is ready to move into a retirement or assisted living community. It’s important to examine your daily life, and think about whether certain daily tasks have started to become more difficult to manage.
- Have you noticed any undesirable changes in your mobility?
- Have you fallen in the last 3 months?
- Do find it difficult to walk more than a few blocks?
- Do you have trouble walking on an uneven surface, like grass, dirt roads, brick walkways, or sidewalks with curbs?
- Is it difficult to stand up from a low, soft couch?
- Is it difficult to pick up a piece of clothing from the floor from a standing position?
- Do you currently experience difficulty tying your shoes or chopping vegetables?
- Do you have trouble keeping track of time?
- Do you sometimes have problems understanding your monthly bills or figuring out where to call if you have a problem?
- Do you frequently have trouble dialing familiar numbers (such as a family member or your doctor) without losing your place or misdialing?
- Would you have difficulty giving someone important information about yourself in case of emergency?
While it is certainly among life’s most difficult decisions, most of our residents have found a great deal of relief and opportunity in the support and resources that our community provides, and they were glad that they had made the right choice.
Tennyson also offers assistance to those who need it. The level of care that is needed for each resident can vary and be catered to each resident. Below is a sampling of the many services and amenities that we offer at Tennyson Retirement Living. We invite you to contact us for a complete listing.
- All Independent Services
- Laundry Assistance
- 24 – Hour Awake Staff Access
- Registered Nurse Access
- Monthly Vital Sign Monitoring
Our CBRF provides housing for mature adults including a personal apartment, meals, utilities except phone, laundry, housekeeping, maintenance and personal assistance with activities of daily living which can include dressing, medication administration and monitoring, bathing, walking, transferring and incontinence management.
Our community offers assistance with chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Staff are available and awake to serve residents 24 hours per day and staffing to resident ratios are often greater than those found in RCAC’s, where residents are more independent and less in need of personal assistance. Residents of CBRF’s have the opportunity to participate in social settings and scheduled daily activities.