There’s a common misconception that moving into senior housing will mean losing your independence or that the residents are all incapable of doing things on their own. What people often don’t realize is that there are various types of options when it comes to senior housing and care.
Assisted living is one of those options, and even within this particular type of housing, there are levels of care that can be adjusted based on every resident’s needs. There are a variety of reasons a senior might want to consider assisted living, and they don’t all have to do with declining health. Here are a few examples of…
First off, yes, assisted living can be beneficial to someone with declining health. There are various levels of care, so the amount of care given to a resident can be adjusted as needed. There is a nurse on staff 24 hours a day in our community. There is a medication management option that can be set up so that you never forget to take your medication.
If you’re tired of doing work around the house or in your yard, assisted living can be an ideal solution. Our assisted living neighborhood has housekeeping and laundry services available. Meals are also provided so that residents don’t have to deal with cooking and so that they can socialize with their friends and neighbors.
Kind of along the same theme, if you’re no longer able to drive yourself or don’t often have the energy to run errands and go grocery shopping, you won’t have to worry about any of that in assisted living. There is scheduled transportation available, and since meals are provided, regular grocery shopping isn’t really necessary.
Assisted living is also a great way to make sure you stay active as a senior. With the various activities available, there are plenty of options to stay mentally and physically active and to continue making friends. Living alone outside of a senior community can be isolating. Seniors who no longer work and live alone often spend a lot of time by themselves. Being part of an assisted living community lowers the possibility of feelings of isolation or apathy.
As you can see, there can be quite a few benefits to an assisted living community and a variety of reasons to consider moving into one. If you would like to know more information about our community and the services and amenities we offer, feel free to contact us.