Moving to an assisted living community does not have to mean giving up your independence. On the contrary. Choosing to live in an assisted living community is a choice to remain independent as long as possible, since the alternative usually means dependence on an adult child and their family, or other relatives. And choosing assisted living at Fair Haven in Birmingham, AL, gives you just the right balance of independence and support.
Inside Fair Haven’s assisted living apartments, you will find the comforts of home – quartz counter tops, tile backsplash, wood-look plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, walk-in showers and more. And community amenities such as the Chapel, Ice Cream Parlor, and Bistro are within easy reach.
In 2017, Fair Haven completed a campus redevelopment to support the “Household Model”, a new senior care model that allows residents to receive care while continuing to live their day-to-day lives as they always have. All assisted living at Fair Haven is in the Household Model, making the transition between life at one’s own home and life at Fair Haven much easier, with no pressure to fit into a structured schedule.
Each assisted living household at Fair Haven accommodate up to 21 members. Each individual or couple has their own private apartment, including a bedroom, bathroom, washer/dryer, and a kitchenette, with access to shared public spaces that resemble home, such as a full kitchen and a living room. Each Household follows a philosophy of resident-directed care, which, at its core, honors the preferences of the resident.
The relationships between caregivers and residents more closely resembles family relationships in a Household, as well. It’s a person-centered approach, and emphasizes interpersonal relationships and personal decision-making, rather than focusing only on a person’s health needs. Residents can wake up when they want, eat when they want, participate in campus events as they choose, and carry on with their daily lives just as they would in their current house, with the additional benefits of assisted living care.
For more information about the household model lifestyle in Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Short-Term Rehabilitation, and Long-Term Care at Fair Haven, explore our website or call 205-956-4150 to schedule a tour.