Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks so much for inquiring about Pelican Garden. When searching for an Assisted Living Facility, making the right decision where to place your loved one is generally not easy. And it can become especially challenging when family members know what's best, but the senior needing help may not feel the same. Regardless of your situation, please know that we're here to help. Below is some helpful information and frequently asked questions (FAQ's). If you have additional questions, simply let us know and we'll gladly respond. Thanks again for checking us out at Pelican Garden!
Pelican Garden specializes in helping families take the complexity out of their search for senior living care. We've spent countless hours interviewing and being interviewed, working with individuals and families to support their senior living search. Please know that our goals are simple: Find the right solution to fit your family's needs, while maintaining or improving their lifestyle, within or below your allocated budget. We have passion for what we do and will spend the time needed to help you go through the process to ensure you make the right decision.
Question: What is Assisted Living?
Answer: Assisted Living is a residential option for seniors who want or need help with some of lifes daily tasks. Pelican Garden provides seniors with all they need to live a happy, productive life while promoting independence and dignity.
Question: What are the qualifications for determining when a need for assisted living?
Answer: Assisted Living Facilities are best for seniors who need some help with certain everyday tasks such as getting dressed, bathing, meal time and taking medications. Also, seniors with whom may be at risk for falling, not currently getting the proper nutrition or lacking in other individualized needs to fulfill their life may also qualify for assisted living.
When determining if your senior qualifies for assisted living, you should consider the necessary activities of daily living routines, instrumental required functions that are important for the safety and welfare of your senior. Most senior care providers and health professionals group the activities of daily living into the following six categories:
Bathing: includes grooming activities such as shaving, and brushing teeth and hair
Dressing: choosing appropriate garments and being able to dress and undress, having no trouble with buttons, zippers or other fasteners
Eating: being able to feed oneself and eating the right foods to benefit the body
Transferring: being able to walk, or, if not ambulatory, being able to transfer oneself from bed to wheelchair and back
Continence: being able to control one’s bowels and bladder, or manage one’s incontinence independently
Toileting: being able to use the toilet