Unlike nursing homes, which provide around-the-clock care for elderly who need a high level of medical assistance, or a hospice program, which provides end-of-life care, our assisted living community does not offer 24-hour on-staff nursing. We do, however, offer licensed nursing services and a 24-hour awake staff for safety. Our on-staff nurses work 7 days a week; after hours, on-call nurses are readily available 24-hours a day.
If you have additional questions about the differences between assisted living, nursing homes, and hospice programs, contact one of our senior care advisors! Ensuring that our community will meet the medical needs of you or your senior loved one is important for evaluating a senior living community.
Yes! At Golden Living Taylorsville, we are a pet-friendly senior living community. We always encourage our residents to keep their pets with them upon moving in, because pets are life-enriching creatures. Additional fees or restrictions may apply, but we are happy to discuss these options with you.
Yes, we absolutely do! At Golden Living Taylorsville, we love the activities we plan with our seniors. We have a full calendar of activities, including movie nights on Sundays, Thursday morning Bingo, Crochet Corner on Monday afternoons, and more. Plus, we do regular trips to local attractions, like the Hogle Zoo, Antelope Island, seeing the Salt Lake Bees minor league baseball team, and more! Explore life at Golden Living and learn more about our Salt Lake City-area community.
The answer to this question is complex and can be very personal. While there are many signs that a loved one may be ready for assisted living, several key questions to consider are:
- Do they need help bathing or dressing?
- Have they been recently hospitalized or are you noticing any unexplained bruises or injuries, indicating recent falls?
- Do they remember to take their prescribed medication?
- Are they isolated or lonely?
- Do they need help preparing meals, or need to be reminded to eat?
- Are they staying adequately hydrated, or do they need to be reminded to drink enough water?
- Do they have mobility issues that put them at greater risk for a fall?
For seniors who may be interested in assisted living but aren’t certain, respite care can be a good way to test out senior living. There are many things to consider when it comes to the transition into assisted living, and our senior care staff is more than happy to meet with you to discuss your options. Call us and talk through your options today!
Respite care is temporary, short-term assisted living for seniors. Respite care services can provide short-term support for seniors whose primary caregiver may be out of town or who may temporarily need a bit of extra support after a hospital stay or surgery. This is also a wonderful option for seniors who may not be ready for a long-term commitment, but want to give assisted living a try. At Golden Living Taylorsville, we provide options for easy transition from respite care into assisted living, and are here to ensure your senior loved ones are cared for as if they were our own family members.