Beginning the search for senior living communities can feel overwhelming. Older adults likely have questions such as “Do I really need to move?” or “Will a community prioritize my independence?”. Family members and caregivers may also wonder how they can afford senior living and how to speak with their parents regarding a move.
Our goal at Sundale Senior Living in Huntsville, TX, is to provide older adults and their families with all the information needed to make confident decisions. Whether you’re just starting the process or weighing your options, we’re here to help. Browse our tips below and speak with our Executive Director to learn more.
Which Care Option is Right for Me?
Understanding the range of care options available in senior living is essential. Some communities may provide skilled nursing services, while others offer independent living apartments.
Having a solid idea of the various care options will help you determine whether the time is right for you or a loved one to move. Once you have a better idea of what’s available, you can find a community that fits your needs.
The best living situation for older adults is one where their health and safety are the top priorities. Sundale offers a full suite of services catered to you, whether you stay with us for a short time or permanently. Our approach is to give residents personalized support when they need it and freedom when they don’t.
Paying for Assisted Living
What may surprise you is that numerous ways to pay for senior living are available – not just out-of-pocket funds. Additionally, you can combine several methods to cover the monthly costs. Potential payment avenues include:
- Life insurance
- Long-term care insurance
- Reverse mortgages
- Veterans benefits
- Private funds
We know that figuring out how to pay for assisted living can cause stress. Our knowledgeable team will happily walk you through a financial worksheet and help you determine the best way to cover the cost.
Having the Conversation
Discussing the move to assisted living as a child or caregiver with your parents can feel daunting. Rarely do parents and their children agree on the topic. How do you prepare for the conversation? How can you remain calm and listen to their point of view during the discussion?
Although we can’t predict the outcome or control how others react, we can prepare ourselves and outline potential scenarios. Whether you’re an older adult considering a move or a child wishing to discuss your parents’ future, we’re here to help.
Making the Move
Moving to assisted living is exciting and scary all at once. You may feel as though you’ve made the wrong decision or apprehensive about the future. However, there are some steps you can take to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.
What do you look for when touring communities? Which items should you bring? How can you prepare emotionally? You’re not alone in the process – our experienced and caring team can answer all your questions and help you navigate them. We aim to ensure you love your new home and enjoy an enriching retirement in a vibrant atmosphere.
The Lexington Center staff are very friendly to everyone who comes in. You can tell immediately that they love the residents because they love what they do. There is always just “happy” noise in the atmosphere. The community has beautiful, Southern Plantation decor and architecture. The rooms are spacious and the common areas are beautiful as well with lots of windows and feels open with lots of sunshine!
It’s a really great place to work at. The staff are really joyful to work with everyone works as a team and gets along great with each other. The main reason I work there is because the residents are so happy there you can tell they really enjoy the community and how well thay are looked after by the nursing staff we all go the extra mile to make them feel right at home.
When I moved here, I didn’t know what to expect since I’d never lived anywhere but home. From the very start, I felt nothing but absolute concern and interest in my health and well-being. There has never been anytime that I’ve doubted I was in the right place.
The staff and administration at Sundale are simply outstanding. I feel so blessed to be here with such caring people.
I have been so impressed by the compassion and care the staff has for residents. The relationships are truly that of family. I can’t imagine a better place for late in life care.
Sundale Senior Living in Huntsville, TX, is Here to Help
At Sundale Senior Living, we understand the weight of your decision. Choosing to take the next step in your journey is no small feat, and we’re here to help you navigate the unknown. Our friendly staff genuinely cares about providing the best community experience for older adults in Huntsville, TX.
We invite you to visit our beautiful campus in Huntsville, conveniently located between the Veterans Memorial Pkwy and Montgomery Rd exits on Interstate 45. Additionally, we’re minutes from the Texas Route 19 and Interstate 45 junction and a five-minute drive from Huntsville Memorial Hospital.
Contact us today to take the next step!