What’s best for your senior parent or loved one? What environment will best support their overall health and wellness? Where will they be happiest? These are tough questions many families have to ask themselves.
The answers are different for each family and situation. To help guide your decision, keep in mind some of these key benefits of assisted living placement services and the services assisted living facilities provide.
1. Social life. It’s not uncommon for seniors to become isolated as they get older. Isolation in seniors can lead to a host of problems from depression to poor health, mobility issues, and more. In assisted living, residents become part of a loving, supportive community. They’re surrounded by people their own age and have many opportunities to socialize and enjoy the company of others.
2. Increased activity. As we age, it’s more important than ever to remain active. Assisted living residents are offered numerous indoor and outdoor activities from gardening to yoga, and cultural events. Many assisted living communities offer transportation, so seniors can go on excursions or visit the store or doctor’s office.
3. Safety and peace of mind. Family members no longer have to worry about their loved one falling, being scammed, getting lost, eating healthfully, or taking the wrong medication. We take every measure to ensure our residents are safe and secure.
4. Assistance with daily living activities. It’s important for seniors to retain their independence, yet also have the assistance they need. We provide residents with help, only as needed, with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, or eating.