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Looking for Assisted Living? Pick a Community That Has a Full Continuum of Care

Senior woman with a nurse smiling

Realizing a family member isn’t able to take care of themselves as well as they once did can be difficult. While you don’t want to limit their ability to do what they want, you might worry about their safety and overall quality of life. Other than continuing to live at home, is there an option that allows them to maximize their independence while giving them the support they need? Assisted living could be the right solution for your loved one and your family.

However, do you choose a standalone assisted living facility or nursing home or should you go with one that’s part of a Life Plan Community — like Lake Port Square — and features additional levels of care?

What Is Assisted Living?

One key benefit of moving to an assisted living community is getting help with activities of daily living (ADLs), including everything from getting dressed and bathing to medication management and eating. There is also scheduled transportation for group outings, shopping and doctor appointments. Residents have their own apartment homes and they’re free to enjoy all the services and amenities the community offers.

The Benefits of Choosing a Life Plan Community

The Department of Health and Human Services found that someone turning 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care, so it’s important to have a plan in place. Here are the senior living levels of care to consider.

  • We get to know your family member: Once your loved one becomes part of our community, they get to know and trust our team and our team gets to know your family member.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing your loved one has access to on-site care allows you to worry about the what-ifs of tomorrow.
  • One and done: Choosing an assisted living community without a continuum of care could mean that if your loved one ever needs a higher level of support, they’ll have to move to a different community during a health emergency., At Lake Port Square, your family member will receive any needed care from people they already know and trust.

Our Additional Levels of On-Site Care

Skilled nursing

This level of care may be needed after a hospital stay or if a chronic illness or disability requires the specialized care of skilled nursing. Our personalized care plans are developed according to individual needs, including support with activities of daily living, access to social events and other activities.

If ever needed, our skilled nursing can help with:

  • Post-hospital care
  • Medication management
  • Pain management
  • Wound care
  • Diabetes care
  • CHF/Congestive heart failure care
  • CVA/Stroke care
  • Infectious disease care
  • Joint replacement/Fracture care
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy


Short-term rehabilitation is to help your loved one recover after an injury, illness, surgery or hospital stay. Our team of therapists work with your family member’s doctor to create a customized plan tailored to their unique needs to get them feeling better faster.

Treatment plans that are part of our rehabilitation services include:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Fall prevention program
  • Neurologic rehabilitation for stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
  • Retraining activities of daily living
  • Balance and vestibular therapy
  • Adaptive/Assistive equipment training
  • Low-vision screening

Discover the Value of Assisted Living and a Whole Lot More

To learn more about assisted living at Lake Port Square and the benefits of our continuum of care, contact us here or use our Community Assistant chat feature.