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Assisted Living: Are My Parents Old Enough for This Service?

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Senior living communities, also known as retirement homes or assisted living communities, are residential facilities designed to accommodate and support the unique needs of older adults. These communities provide various services, from independent living to more specialized care, such as assisted living, memory care, long-term care, and respite care. When considering assisted living, age and independence play a role.

Assisted living communities, in particular, offer a blend of independence and personalized care. They are ideal for seniors who may need assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, medication management, and transportation but still desire to maintain a level of autonomy.

Calder Woods offers senior assisted living services to residents of Beaumont, Texas, and the surrounding area. Call 409.407.7636 to learn more about our services and discuss any concerns you have about the appropriate age for assisted living.

The Benefits of Senior Assisted Living Communities

As we age, certain tasks can become challenging. Simple daily activities can become strenuous, including:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Maintaining a home
  • Socializing

This is where assisted living communities come in to ease the burden. The ideal assisted living age varies from person to person. Some people find daily tasks challenging at an earlier age due to various factors related to health, genetics, environment, or accidental injury. The benefits of a senior assisted living community are worth exploring even before you or your parent is ready to move in.

According to the National Institute on Aging, socialization is crucial for seniors’ mental health, and isolation can lead to depression and cognitive decline.1 Assisted living communities promote social interaction through recreational and educational programs, group outings, and communal dining experiences.

These communities also cater to physical health needs. Licensed nurse clinicians and therapists provide personalized care plans, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Medication management ensures that residents receive proper dosages at the correct times, reducing the risk of medication errors.

Calder Woods Offers Assisted Living Services

At Buckner Retirement Services, we understand the challenges that come with aging. Our Calder Woods community is designed to foster connection, independence, purpose, and security, all within a service-oriented environment. We offer a variety of senior living options, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term care, respite care, and skilled nursing.

Our residents enjoy luxury accommodations with a variety of amenities. There’s always something to engage in, from our recreational and educational programs to our spa and arts and crafts sessions. We also provide nutrition education and counseling to promote healthy eating habits.

As a faith-based organization, we believe in serving our residents with compassion and respect. Our dedicated staff works round the clock to ensure that every resident feels at home and cared for.

The Buckner Core Principles

With more than 50 years of dedicated service to the Texas community, we understand that every individual joining our Buckner Retirement Services communities is truly unique. Each member brings their own set of preferences, passions, and hobbies. We are privileged to cater to each person’s needs within our community. Through various programs, we strive to uphold our five Buckner Core Principles. All of our senior living communities are guided by these five promises we adhere to in delivering quality care to our residents:

  • Service
  • Security
  • Independence
  • Purpose
  • Connection

With these promises, you can be assured your loved one receives top-notch assisted living services.

Consider Calder Woods for Assisted Living Services

We invite you to consider Calder Woods as your new home. Experience high-quality care, a comforting environment, and competitive pricing tailored to meet your medical, social, and emotional needs. Choosing an assisted living community is a significant decision that impacts not only the senior but their entire family. At Calder Woods, we’re committed to making this transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved.

Contact us today at 409.407.7636 or reach out online to learn more about our community. Better yet, schedule a tour and see firsthand what makes Calder Woods the ideal choice for your assisted living needs. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our community.


1National Institute on Aging – “Social isolation, loneliness in older people pose health risks”