Assisted Living Facilities: Why Size Matters

Assisted Living Facilities: Why Size MattersThere will come a time when you will have to make important decisions regarding your parents’ overall well-being. One of the smartest decisions to make is to place your aging parents in a welcoming, caring place where they will receive the best care possible. This is where assisted living facilities come in.

The size of an assisted living facility is one of the most important factors you should consider when choosing an ideal facility for your loved ones. Different people perceive “size” differently. Some look at the physical building, property, and the grounds. Others look at the number of facilities within a certain assisted living facility organization’s portfolio. Nevertheless, what defines the size of an assisted living facility is the number of beds the facility is licensed to have.

Heidi’s Haven Residential Assisted Living Facilities fit in the category of small assisted living facilities. We have multiple facilities serving several different locations – Lady Lake, Leesburg and Fruitland Park, Florida. Each of our facilities can accommodate a maximum of 6 residents, who are accorded with high-quality home care and health care round-the-clock by friendly, compassionate and highly qualified staff.

Benefits Associated with Living in Small Assisted Living Facilities

The demand for smaller, home-like assisted living facilities such as Heidi’s Haven Residential Assisted Living Facilities is at an all-time high. This is because many people have come to realize the benefits that are associated with living in such facilities that offer care to only a handful of residents. The following are 5 aspects that make small assisted living facilities an ideal option:

  1. Increased attention and personalized care

One of the biggest benefits that residents living in small assisted living facilities get to enjoy is increased attention and personalized care from caregivers. Since there are only a few residents to care for, caregivers and other staff can understand the unique needs of each resident and address them effectively.

Heidi’s Haven Residential Assisted Living Facilities is a good example of how small facilities offer personalized care and increased attention to residents. Each of our facilities has 2 staff members, so our staff to resident ratio is 1:3. With only a few senior residents to care for, our caregivers are able to offer a high level of personal care.

  1. Less Stressful Environment

Small assisted living facilities are much more likely to feel like home rather than large facilities. Furthermore, small environments are easier for seniors to navigate and adapt to, particularly seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s. The less stress senior residents experience when staying at a home-like setting, the more they can enjoy their stay.

All Heidi’s Haven residential Assisted Living Facilities are suitably located in serene, home-like environments. This makes it easy for seniors to adapt to a new environment. We promote and provide home-style cooking so that our residents can enjoy healthy, delicious meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day.

  1. Intimate Experience

While living in large assisted living facilities, residents get the feeling of being amongst strangers. Conversely, living in a small living facility enables residents to feel as if they are living with family, thus it becomes easier for them to interact better. When residents get to share and interact with each other, they get a greater sense of well-being and happiness.

Once you step into one of Heidi’s Haven Residential Assisted Living Facilities, you automatically become family. All our residents are free to interact with each other and with our friendly staff. This helps them to feel like they are in a new home with new family members. Furthermore, residents are free to participate in activities that pique their interest, such as cooking and knitting.

  1. Easier Communication

Communication between the management and residents is easier in small residential assisted living facilities. The residents and their families can easily reach out to someone in a high-level position of responsibility. The assurance that your loved one will be able to reach someone who can help or address concerns quickly will also give you peace of mind.

  1. Cost Effective Option

In most cases, taking residence in a small assisted living facility is cheaper than moving into a larger-sized facility. Therefore, if you are on a tight budget, you can choose an assisted living facility like ours as a cost-effective option. Your loved one gets to experience all the standard care services at a lower price. Our services at Heidi’s Haven Residential Assisted Living Facilities are reasonably priced. What’s more is that there are no upfront or hidden costs.

The benefits of small assisted living facilities are clear and are the reasons why many seniors prefer Heidi’s Haven Residential Assisted Living Facilities over other larger establishments.

Contact us to find out more about our high-quality and affordable services today.