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10 Assisted Living Communities in the Auburn Area

Summer Village - Auburn

Specialty Care Assisted & Retirement Living

  •  1553 Professional Pkwy, Auburn, AL 36830 $$
  • Three tasty, home-style meals daily
  • Various floor plans include kitchenettes
  • Emergency response system
  • Meaningful social activities and excursions
  • Additional supportive care and continence management available

Lakewood Senior Living of Smiths

Where Caring Comes First

  •  3020 Lee Road 430, Smiths, AL 36877 $$
  • Assistance with bathing & dressing
  • Light housekeeping & laundry service
  • Three nutritious meals daily with snacks and accommodation for special diets
  • Scheduled activities and exercise programs
  • Staff available 24 hours a day

Lakewood Senior Living of Valley

Where Caring Comes First

  •  7200 Fairfax Bypass, Valley, AL 36854 $$
  • Assistance with bathing & dressing
  • Light housekeeping & laundry service
  • Three nutritious meals daily with snacks and accommodation for special diets
  • Scheduled activities and exercise programs
  • Staff available 24 hours a day

Spring Harbor at Green Island

Exclusively for EVERYONE

  •  100 Spring Harbor Dr, Columbus, GA 31904 $$$$

CCRC - Entrance Fee Req'd

  • Four dining venues
  • Heated indoor pool & jacuzzi
  • Club & game room, woodworking shop
  • Weekly housekeeping, laundry service, and maintenance
  • On-site physician, on-site wellness nurse

Thrive at Green Island

Come To Live Here.

  •  6896 River Rd, Columbus, GA 31904 $$
  • Offering Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • Team members are on call 24/7
  • Every member of the Thrive at Green Island team is NIDE (National Institute for Dementia Education) certified
  • Short-Term Stays (Staycations) available: Stay for a few days, a week, a month or as long as you like.

Brookside Glen

Your Life. Your Story. Your Way.

  •  400 Bradley Park Dr, Columbus, GA 31904 $$
  • Nutritious chef-prepared meals
  • Concierge services available, including transportation
  • Onsite activities, classes, entertainment and more
  • Secure and safe environment
  • Specialized services catered to caring for dementia and Alzheimer's

Oaks at Grove Park

Family-operated. Family-trusted.

  •  1479 Grove Park Dr, Columbus, GA 31904 $
  • 24-hour access to emergency call system and trained care partners
  • Social, educational, spiritual and recreational programs
  • Medication administration, assistance with activities of daily living
  • On-site wellness center with physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • All utilities including Wi-Fi

What are Assisted Living Communities?

Assisted living communities are not nursing homes. While definitions vary across states, an assisted living community is generally defined as a senior housing residential setting that provides or coordinates personal care services, 24-hour supervision, scheduled and unscheduled assistance, social activities, and some health-related services. Such communities provide a family atmosphere and are designed to accommodate residents’ changing care needs and preferences. They provide or arrange for the provision of daily meals and 24-hour assistance with the activities of daily living to persons living in a group residential community.

Assisted living housing can range from a handful of residents in a single home to hundreds of residents in a community that is comprised of apartment buildings, townhome villas and cottages. Amenities and services can also vary widely, from linen service and housekeeping to movie rooms, chapels, libraries, salons, pubs, billiards, private dining rooms, gyms and pools. Many communities will allow you to bring your own furnishings and in some cases, beloved pets. Personalized assessments upon move-in provide individualized care plans that are revisited regularly and updated as needs change. Some communities are also licensed to provide memory care, for residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, featuring separate dining areas with menus catered to residents’ nutritional needs, secure courtyards and a safe, structured environment.

Who is a candidate for Assisted Living?

Seniors who wish to maintain a level of independence but require help performing daily activities may benefit from personal care communities. It may be time to consider a move to assisted living if the following are issues:

  • Difficulty bathing or getting dressed
  • Poor hygiene
  • Household disrepair or neglect
  • Decreased mobility
  • A recent fall
  • Trouble preparing meals or nutrition needs aren’t being met
  • Missed medications
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Financial mismanagement

What are Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)?

Assisted living communities provide help with daily tasks, such as:

  • Meals
  • Bathing and toileting
  • Getting dressed
  • Grooming
  • Laundry
  • Walking
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Administration of medication

What are the benefits of Assisted Living?

Not only do assisted living communities provide help with ADLs, they can provide:

  • The security of around-the-clock professional staffing
  • Social engagement in the form of planned outings and activities
  • A healthier lifestyle through nutritious meals and fitness classes
  • More free time because cooking, cleaning, and yard maintenance are someone else’s responsibility
  • Safe and reliable transportation, without auto upkeep or driving in traffic and inclement weather
  • Peace of mind from knowing that you or your loved one is being cared for, and that any changing needs will be addressed, possibly without requiring a move.

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