In the eastern part of San Diego County is the city of El Cajon. Situated in a valley and flanked by mountains to the east, El Cajon provides a nice setting for a senior to live. It may be ideal for your elder if they are looking for a slightly slower pace of life and more affordable care and living. El Cajon offers plenty of attractions, including the east county casinos popular with retirement homes and assisted living residents.
Throughout El Cajon, there are many independent retirement communities, assisted living centers, and nursing homes.
With so many options, including numerous board and care homes, there is the right facility for your loved one somewhere in El Cajon. But this does not make it easy to identify that ideal choice. How do you know which community to call and visit first? How do you determine the difference between a retirement community, an assisted living center, and a nursing home? And how do you know if it’s time to move your loved one to a senior community in El Cajon?
Is Assisted Living in El Cajon Right For Your Elder?
To determine if it’s time to move your elder into El Cajon assisted living, ask yourself these questions:
- Would my elder appreciate help with housekeeping and meal preparation?
- Is my senior no longer able to live independently and take care of everyday tasks (like moving around or dressing and undressing) without help?
- Would my elder be happier in a community of other seniors with activities and events?
A “yes” to even one question means it’s time to consider moving your loved one into a senior care center in El Cajon.
What Amenities Do Assisted Living El Cajon Facilities Provide Seniors?
There are different levels of care provided by different types of El Cajon senior communities depending on their licensing. But at a minimum, assisted and independent living facilities provide the following:
- Housekeeping services
- Meal preparation
- Events and activities organized for seniors
- A supportive community of peers
Those retirement community licensed for assisted living also provide:
- Care and assistance with personal needs such as bathing and hygiene, dressing and undressing, toileting and incontinence.
- Staff to provide safety checks and to assist your elder with getting around if needed
How Can You Find the Most Appropriate El Cajon Assisted Living Community?
If you need help and guidance with your decision to move your elder into a senior care setting, Eder Answers provides free assistance. We spend time getting to know your loved one and their specific needs. And we know the senior care and senior living communities in El Cajon well. With this information, we are able to give you personalized referrals to those retirement communities that are most appropriate for your family, saving you time and trouble.
Please call us at 619-538-9155.
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