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The Difference Between “Assisted Living” and “Licensed Personal Care”

People use the term “assisted living” quite often, but many may be using it incorrectly. Add “licensed personal care” to the mix and things begin to get downright confusing.  Parc Communities is here to help establish the difference between these two senior living terms to make it easier to understand when you or your parent(s) are looking to make the transition into a senior living community.  People who need reliable assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s) can find supportive care with our licensed personal care community.assisted living vs licensed personal care in atlanta ga

Although assisted living and personal care facilities are similar in the state regulations they must meet, Parc Communities’ standard for licensed personal care stands out from the rest. For instance, theaverage staffing ratio for assisted living is one staff member for every 15 residents, whereas at Parc, weare able to provide more personalized care with one experienced professional for every 12 residents. Parc Communities also offers a more intimate atmosphere as we serve 25 or fewer residents at once, while assisted living must serve a minimum of 25 residents, allowing us to provide exceptional personal care and attention.

So let’s make this simple. Assisted living communities can help you take care of all your personal services. A licensed personal care community such as Parc Communities offers all-inclusive licensed care and assistance in an active and engaging environment. With licensed nurses and caregivers available 24/7, residents are free to enjoy the hospitality of the Parc lifestyle knowing that all their needs will be met.

For more news about Parc Communities, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and if you would like to schedule a personal tour of Parc, please contact us today!

Pets and Parc Senior Residents

At Parc Communities we embrace opportunities that bring our residents enjoyment, promote activity, and better overall health.  Research has shown numerous advantages for seniors who own pets.  At Parc Communities, many of our residents have pets such as dogs, cats, and fish that live with them in their apartments.

Senior pet owners reap many health benefits including both mental and physical aspects. Pets provide companionship and also promote social interaction between residents.  The pets at Parc are very sociable and enjoy greeting fellow residents. It’s not uncommon to see residents sitting outside in the courtyard spending time with their dog and friends. Pets are also great for people who live alone as they provide comfort; it is often also said that pets have calming influences.  According to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, seniors that have pets tend to have better physical health and mental wellbeing than seniors who do not have a pet.

To help ensure that pet ownership and the other features available to Parc residents are copasetic with optimal senior health, we ask that all Parc residents’ pets are vaccinated, groomed and well-behaved.  We also encourage healthy aging through our fitness and wellness programs, nutritious meals and mental stimulation. If you would like to schedule a tour for yourself or a family member please contact us today. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest senior news.

How do I know if my mom or dad needs to move into a senior living or an assisted living community?

This is a question we at Parc Communities hear frequently, and it’s a very important one.  As the care giver of an aging parent, we understand that you only want the very best for your parent just as they want the very best for you as their child.  At Parc Communities we understand that the needs of our residents are ever-changing.  This is the reason why we’ve recently expanded our senior living communities in both Duluth and Marietta to also offer assisted living

When deciding between senior living and assisted living the area we really focus on is ADL, that is, activities of daily livingThese are the regular tasks completed on a day-to-day basis (i.e., food preparation, personal grooming, dressing, etc.) that help us determine individual strengths as well as areas where some residents may need (or prefer) assistance.  Because aging affects each individual differently, we also make ParcCare services available to our residents.  This proprietary system assists those residents who may need specialized assistance with specific tasks, but aren’t in need of the comprehensive care provided in Parc assisted living.

If your parents are interested in down-sizing and moving to a senior community or Atlanta assisted living community, it’s best that they sit down with one of our specialists to help discuss their senior lifestyle options.  We work hard at Parc Communities to ensure that all of our residents have access to all the amenities they’re accustomed to as well as providing new opportunities to grow socially, emotionally, and physically through resident activities.

To schedule a tour of one of Parc Communities’ Atlanta locations, or to learn more about our senior living options, visit our website.  You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for regular senior living updates.

Parc Communities and Facebook: All My Friends in One Place

parc communitiesThe social media revolution has taken the internet by storm in just the past five years. We’re now reuniting with high school friends on Facebook, taking advantage of instant customer service via Twitter, and making business connections on LinkedIn. While most people see the internet revolution as something for young adults, older adults are not sitting back and watching a great opportunity pass them by.

According to a survey completed by the Pew Research Center, 20% of adults between 50 and 64 years old and 13% of adults 65 and over say they use a social media profile daily. These numbers are up drastically from previous years, showing that seniors are not afraid of new technology, but welcome the chance to learn and try new things. At the proceedings of the 2011 annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, researchers reported that most of these older adults were persuaded to sign up by friends.

Outside of the World Wide Web, a person’s actual social network has an important effect on mental and physical health. As we age, we’re at greater risk for social isolation as friends move away, mobility issues arise, and it becomes harder to take part in the activities we once enjoyed doing. Through senior living communities like Parc and online communities like Facebook, seniors are living more active lives after retirement with more social interaction and increased physical activity.

Because people often measure their quality of life based on their relationships with others, there’s benefit to both types of communities including bringing together old friends, connecting family members separated by distance, and making new friends with whom you can experience new things. Parc Communities fosters both personal friendships and an exploration of new experiences. Some of our residents have even ventured into a brave new world of iPads and are using them to learn about Facebook and how to use Skype.

Though we seem a little different at first, the Facebook community and Parc Communities are very similar. Both bring people together that normally may not see or hear from each other that often. We build and strengthen friendships and provide fun games and activities for those who would like to partake. To hear what our residents have to say about living the Parc life, check out our videos.

Contact our office for more information or to schedule a tour of one of our communities. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop regarding the latest senior living and retirement news.

How are Parc Communities Different from Other Senior Living Options?

At Parc Communities, our commitment is to our residents’ overall wellbeing. We know that this involves much more than a stylish apartment and landscaped grounds. At Parc we focus on cultivating a fun and exciting senior community that our residents are proud to take part in—not just live in.

We offer restaurant-style dining with an extensive menu prepared by our Executive Chef.   Whether it’s a Filet Mignon or one of our Parc Smart healthy choices, our residents look forward to dining with friends in the dining room or enjoying a glass of wine on the patio overlooking the beautiful courtyard.

Our senior apartment amenities are what truly set us apart from other senior living communities. Featuring spacious and beautiful studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, the homes at Parc are designed to be decorated and arranged so that you feel most comfortable. Every Parc apartment features central heating and air conditioning, a washer and dryer, large closets, and a full kitchen. We work to provide residents with the independence they desire in a fun and exciting community.

One way we bring out the best in the communities at Parc’s Piedmont-East Cobb and Duluth locations is through scheduled activities and outings. With two full-time club directors, Parc Communities offers residents interesting, diverse, and engaging activities like movies, group exercise classes, special interest clubs, and more. Our residents enjoy outings to restaurants, theater productions, concerts, museums and more. Our Duluth and Piedmont calendars have lists of all our planned activities and transportation specials that our residents can choose to take part in.

Living at Parc Communities is affordable luxury Atlanta senior living at its finest. To the finest details, our community and staff have been carefully selected to give our residents the most enjoyable living experience we can provide. Parc Communities is delighted to offer unsurpassed service, care, and comforts to active seniors and those transitioning into assisted living. We invite you to schedule a visit to learn how you can live the Parc Life!

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