Think About the Future during Healthcare Decisions Week

Cohen-Rosen House

It is never too early to begin discussing long-term care options with your loved ones. Being prepared for the future and researching your options ahead of time will help you and your loved ones feel at ease when the time is right to make the move. At Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) there are many housing, recreational and social conveniences to ensure that residents feel that they belong to a community that cares about them.

“Charles E. Smith Life Communities is a remarkable community where older adults can find plenty to participate in; such as recreational and cultural arts programs, religious services and more,” said Nancy Reburn, Director of Landow and Cohen-Rosen House Assisted Living.

To help your loved ones find the perfect assisted living, it is important that you determine what your loved ones value in life. Reviewing an older relative’s interests can be a fun experience that brings multiple generations together, as it can become a moment when older adults get to relive past adventures or explain their favorite hobbies.

Families and their loved ones are encouraged to take tours of the CESLC campus. Tours help individuals become comfortable with the idea of living in a retirement community because it allows them to see all of the amenities and options that are available to them. By seeing the way in which the residents of CESLC live, older adults become acclimated to the idea of eventually leaving their current home and look forward to a future on the CESLC campus.

“We encourage those who are interested in a community like ours to visit the campus as part of the planning process. Even if the visit takes place years before you or a loved one plan on making a move to a community, it is always best to plan ahead. It’s a part of our mission to help you and your loved one feel comfortable about your decision,” Reburn adds.

Start your advanced care planning today and schedule a tour of the CESLC campus. For more information, contact CESLC at 301.881.0300.

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