Senior Couple Walking In Park Ridgefield is a great city to retire in. With a large senior living community and phenomenal home care, you and your family will have nothing to worry about.

Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossingsridgefield-assisted-living-connecticut-exterior

Located at 640 Danbury Road Ridgefield, CT, this beautiful senior community has just about everything you could possibly need. Ridgefield Crossings strives to help residents remain as independent as possible. With a personalized plan for each resident, your loved one will be taken care of as an individual. The company provides exceptional care through assisted care, memory care, and respite care. With Assisted Care comes assistance with everyday tasks, a 24-hour care staff, restaurant-style dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, local transportation services, medication management, and continence management. Memory Care comes with a safe, pleasant, comfortable neighborhood, specially designed memory programs, engaging activities, specially trained 24-hour staff, light housekeeping, laundry services, medication assistance, regular safety checks, personal care, mealtime monitoring and Dining with Dignity. Dining with Dignity is a very special dining experience for the memory impaired. Respite or Short Term care is ideal for family caregivers who need a break to recharge or patients recovering from rehabilitation or hospitalization. They still receive the same services and treatment as any of the residents at the facility. The amenities here are hard to beat:

  • Fitness and wellness classes for all fitness levels.
  • Wellness center to keep residents fit and healthy.
  • Cozy library for book worms.
  • Private dining room for family gatherings and meals.
  • General store
  • Recreation room
  • Courtyard
  • Access to the Ridgefield Recreation Center swimming pool.
  • Close in proximity to Founders Hall Senior Center.

The facility also provides easy to access washers and dryers for personal use, personal emergency response call systems, and daily trash removal for all residents.

FirstLight Home Care Fairfield

FirstLight-413FirstLight Home Care provides all the perks of living in a senior living community in the comfort of your own home, hospital or facility. Quality care is assured through companion, personal, dementia, and respite care. Companion care can take place in the hospital or healthcare facility and is perfect for elderly or seniors that are ill or recovering from surgery. Expect regular visits, conversation, and company so that your loved one doesn’t have to be alone. Companion care also provides medical reminders with the monitoring of side effects or other medical issues that already exist or may arise. Companions provide meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry services, shopping, errands, and transportation as well. They can provide recreational activities, organize mail or paperwork, live-in services, 24-hour home care, and family respite care. With Personal Care, FirstLight provides assistance with:

  • Bathing and hygiene
  • Walking and mobility
  • Transfer and posture
  • Continence and toileting care
  • Meal preparations
  • Eating assistance
  • Oral hygiene

Dementia Care is personalized and engaging. Clients are given a “Who I Am” booklet to fill out. This way the staff is able to assist the client based on his or her needs as a person, and not just treat them based on their diagnosis. It’s about the person inside just as much as it is about what they are here for. Caregivers receive ongoing training and clients receive continued evaluations to ensure the best care possible. Respite care is available for any amount of time needed. If you need a break from what can become a very stressful time taking care of a loved one, the facility provides care for two hours, days, weeks, or however long the care is needed. Companionship and quality care is provided while you are away. Care giving may be a part of your life, but it is not the only part. Remember to take care of yourself and your needs as well, so that you are able to provide the best care you can. Breaks are necessary and healthy, so there is no reason to feel guilty. FirstLight also has the Travel Companion Program to help loved ones during travels. If you’re going on a cruise, resort, business trip, or just visiting family, the company provides a companion to come along and assist your loved one all throughout the trip if needed. The companion can help with numerous things including plane tickets, carrying luggage, assistance through security or customs, ground transportation, and even bathing, dressing, feeding, etc. Whatever it is you need help with, the company wants to ensure the trip is as comfortable as possible.