If your faith is important to you, you want to make sure that the assisted living home you select is conducive to your faith. While you can move into any assisted living home and travel to your local church for services, this may not always be doable — especially in the future if you anticipate not being as mobile as you currently are. As such, it's valuable to select your assisted living home based not only on its price and its on-site amenities, but also its approach to faith. Here are some important faith-based topics to talk about with an advisor at the assisted living home you're considering before you decide on the home.
Affiliation With A Church
Some assisted living homes have an affiliation with a particular type of church. This information is worthwhile to check on in advance of selecting the home at which you'll live. Ideally, you'll be able to find an assisted living home that has an affiliation with your type of faith. If this isn't possible, you may wish to avoid a home that is affiliated with a different faith; not everyone would take this approach, but it's an important one for some people.
On-Site Faith Programming
Assisted living homes don't have to be affiliated with a particular church to offer on-site faith programming. Many such homes aren't affiliated with any given religion, but will have church services in one of the building's meeting rooms for interested residents. In such cases, a local religious official will visit the assisted living home for one or more services a week. If such events occur, you'll want to make sure that the service that is held is in alignment with your particular beliefs. This is especially important if you have a strong faith and would not be interested in attending a service of another faith.
Openness To New Services
Regardless of whether the assisted living home that you're considering has or doesn't have on-site church services, it may be open to new services being offered. If a religious official from your church might be interested in working with the assisted living home to organize a weekly church service, prayer group, or other type of event, this is an important topic to inquire about when you consult different assisted living homes. If you're unable to travel out to your church and want the service to come to you, it's important to find an assisted living facility that can work with your church to make this happen for you and for other interested residents.
For more information about assisted living, reach out to advisors at homes like Alaska Senior Living Options.