Are you or a loved one considering making the move to assisted living? At Mariposa, our warm and welcoming senior living community offers a full range of assistance with daily living activities, catered to our residents’ individual needs. Residents who require dining assistance can benefit from the services we offer, ensuring that mealtimes are made as engaging and enjoyable as possible.
About Our Dining Assistance
Dining assistance involves numerous aspects, taking into account a resident’s position while they are eating as well as the type and texture of what they are able to eat. While eating, the upper body has to be secured in an upright position with the knees and hips as close to a 90-degree angle as possible. This is to ensure that food can go down the right way, reducing the chances of choking. To assist residents with positioning, wedge cushions, non-skid matting and chairs with arms may be used.
In addition, some residents may have difficulty with chewing or swallowing. When that’s the case, their diets need to be adjusted accordingly to ensure that they are able to enjoy mealtimes safely. Residents with these difficulties will receive the correct texture of food and fluids that balance out both taste and safety. Assistance with feeding can also be provided when necessary.
Benefits of Having Dining Assistance in Your Retirement Community
Our assisted living residents can benefit from dining assistance in the below ways:
- Ensure that they are able to enjoy mealtimes safely and comfortably, turning it into something they can look forward to instead of dread
- Receive the proper balance of nutrition for their needs
- Promote a sense of independence when residents are provided with the assistance and tools they need to eat independently
- … and more!
When Should You Consider Moving into a Retirement Community?
Making the choice to move to a senior living community can be fraught with emotions. However, if aging in place is no longer working out for you or your loved one, making the right decision will greatly improve your quality of life. With the appropriate dining assistance, mealtimes can be made enjoyable for residents again. All the services and amenities you require are included in one all-inclusive payment at our senior living community, which can prove to be more manageable than the cost of home care. On top of the cost of care, you are also paying for utilities, groceries, insurance, and more with in-home care.
Why Choose Mariposa’s Retirement Community?
At Mariposa, you will find resort-style amenities and assisted living apartments that have been designed to meet your needs. With a range of floor plans to choose from, you can expect generous living spaces and bathrooms as well as patios and balconies with select units. However, this is only the start – within the community, you can find amenities including a movie theater, game room, auditorium, resort pool, and more. Here, you can truly live your best life with no worries.