The Oakwood at Otterbein Pemberville offers over 60 private assisted living suites and provides residents with a helping hand with their daily activities. The luxury assisted living community has numerous benefits and amenities for the residents that live here. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about assisted living. We share the facts about five of these commonly shared myths in this blog.
Myth #1: I’m not sick enough to move into assisted living.
Fact: One of the biggest misconceptions about assisted living is that you must have significant medical needs. In reality, residents in assisted living usually require minimal assistance with daily care. Some residents need a helping hand with dressing and grooming. Other residents may need staff to properly manage their medications.
Although The Oakwood is equipped to handle higher levels of care such as tube feeding and transferring, it isn’t a requirement. You may be looking for a place that will ensure you receive three nutritious meals daily and provide ample socialization opportunities. Many residents also appreciate the peace of mind knowing that a licensed nurse and caregivers are available around-the-clock.
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Myth #2: All you do is play bingo!
Fact: There are a wide variety of activities, special events, and planned outings at Otterbein Pemberville. An independent, active lifestyle is always encouraged, but you still have the choice of how you fill each day. You may want to play bingo every day, or you may prefer art classes or learning a new hobby. Musical concerts and guest speakers are also popular options.
As a resident of The Oakwood luxury assisted living community, you’ll receive three meals each day and enjoy housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance services — all included in your monthly fee. This frees up your time to do the things you want to do and live your life with purpose and enrichment.
Myth #3: I’ll be disconnected from my family and friends.
Fact: When you move to assisted living at Otterbein Pemberville, you become part of the community here. And as a member of the community, it’s important that you consider this your home. Resident friends and family are always welcome — and encouraged to visit and get involved in activities.
In fact, the partners (staff) at The Oakwood want to get to know you, including those who love you. Your loved ones are free to join you for meals and visits in your private suite or the common areas. They are part of the Otterbein family too!
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Myth #4: I think I need long-term care
Fact: Each assisted living community varies in the service levels they can provide. We are licensed to offer a medical model of care at The Oakwood at Otterbein Pemberville. This means that our staff is trained to work with residents who require modified diets, tube feeding, and assistance with transfers.
Individuals living with moderate to late-stage dementia or requiring wound care will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if their needs will be properly met in assisted living. Our experienced team will evaluate each resident to ensure exceptional care and an appropriate service level.
Myth #5: I’ve got time — I’ll wait
Fact: Deciding to move to a senior living community is a big decision and shouldn’t be rushed. However, it is important to start thinking about the future and plan the care you might need if your health changes. Many of the residents that live here wanted to make this choice for themselves rather than leave that responsibility up to their children or loved ones.
One of the benefits of living at a continuing care retirement community like Otterbein is that you’ll only have to make this decision once. If your needs change down the road, you’ll be able to receive additional care without having to leave the campus. Transitions to another part of the community are typically less stressful because you remain near your friends and have the comfort of familiar staff, food, activities, amenities, and more.
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