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Assisted Living Senior Care in Pasadena

Updated on April 10, 2012
Enjoy a measure of independence along with the help you need.
Enjoy a measure of independence along with the help you need.

If it's time for you to consider moving yourself or a loved one to an assisted living senior care facility, you'll find communities throughout Pasadena and the vicinity plentiful. With so many communities, homes, and board and care homes to choose from, the key to finding the right place is to match your needs, preferences, and budget, to a location. To do this, it is important to start researching and visiting facilities early. If you're not up to doing all the calling and legwork yourself, you can always turn to an assisted living referral service for help.

Residential Communities

Residential communities offer a comfortable home-like atmosphere that encourages independence but also provides assistance with day-to-day needs. If you prefer a more intimate environment, assisted living residential communities may be just the type of place for you to call home. Be sure the homes you look at are licensed residential communities for the elderly (RCFEs).

Residential Assisted Living Communities in the Pasadena Area

This short list provides an assortment of senior living options that provide assistance for residents.

  • Haven of Life Residential Care Facility
  • The Groves of Pasadena
  • The Oaks
  • Pasadena Highlands
  • Pasadena Mansion
  • Terraces at Park Marino

Other Considerations

When looking for the right place to move to in the Pasadena area other things to take into consideration include:

Financial Considerations

It's no secret that assisted living can be costly. Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's benefits, and long term care insurance may offer assistance in paying for care, however, don't take it for granted. Talk with the assisted living facility regarding the specifics about what coverage they accept and how payments will be made.

Proximity to Hospitals

Proximity of hospitals to an assisted living facility is another thing to consider. In fact, if you you're just starting your search for the right home, it may be a good idea to start with the hospital you prefer. Ask them for recommendations for communities that provide what you're looking for.

How Assisted Living Works

The term "assisted" means just what it says, but the level of and specifics of that assistance and care will be customized by the facility. Initially, the level of assistance needed will be determined by a health assessment done prior to moving in. This will pinpoint where assistance is needed. However, beyond the initial assessment, also look for a facility that performs periodic health assessments to be sure the level of assistance is appropriate as needs change.

Care will include help with daily-living activities from bathing to dressing to ensuring medication is taken at the right times and in the right dosage. If you need or may need more complex assistance, be sure to talk with the facility to be sure they have the qualified staff available. Along with meeting physical needs, assistance can also meet social needs. Doing your homework before the move can make a big difference in the level of satisfaction a resident experiences once they make the move.

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    • FSlovenec profile image

      Frank Slovenec 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      We are in the middle of this with my mother in law. This is a very good help.

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      It certainly gives us much to think about.

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