Making the move to assisted living can feel intimidating, overwhelming, and just plain hard. It can mean going through decades of household items, saying goodbye to a family home, and the end of a chapter. It is also is the beginning of an awesome new journey with new opportunities and new adventures waiting each day.
These 8 benefits to assisted living can help you and your loved ones look forward to your next chapter. Get ready – it’s going to be a good one.
1. Prevent Social Isolation
Seniors living alone are at a higher risk for social isolation and increased feelings of loneliness and depression. In assisted living, seniors live in a community environment with friends and staff encouraging participation in social events. Our communities have dynamic and diverse activity calendars with the opportunity for residents to take up new hobbies, join a new fitness class, and even travel to a part of the world they have never seen.
2. 24/7 Professional and Compassionate Care
Residents in assisted living often need help with activities of daily living, which includes dressing, bathing, hygiene, medication assistance, and more. Our communities offer around the clock care to ensure that needs are being met as they arise and each resident is receiving the attention they need and deserve. Every staff member is well-trained to provide the care residents need in a way to protects privacy and promotes dignity.
3. A Focus on Independence and Fun
While these communities are a great place to receive customized care services, assistance is provided with an eye on independence and fun – ensuring residents are doing what they can when they can. We are always here to lend a helping hand by providing assistance or by joining residents for a meal or an evening stroll.
4. More Free Time
It’s time to put aside the housework, yard work, and home maintenance. Assisted living communities are hassle-free. Residents don’t have to worry about the cleaning, the cooking, the shoveling. It’s our pleasure to work for each of our residents, allowing them to catch up on a reading list, plan a trip across the ocean, find a new hobby, or invest more time into a lifelong interest.
5. Delicious Meals
Meals in assisted living are specifically created to benefit senior health. With nutritious meals prepared by talented chefs, residents in these communities enjoy delicious meals that are not only good for health but taste good too. Also, elegant dining rooms encourage meal times with friends, making each dinner not just a meal but a fun social event.
6. Readily Available and Safe Transportation
When driving becomes unsafe, or car ownership becomes too much of a hassle, assisted living communities offer reliable transportation to local shopping, dining, events, and doctor appointments. No more shoveling the car out of snow, de-icing the windshield, or driving through heavy rains. Trusted transportation gets residents where they need to go when they need to go.
7. An Investment in the Future
A move into assisted living is a move into a lifestyle that promotes healthy senior living and opens up a plethora of options for the future if needs should change over time. Each resident has an individualized, custom care plan that is regularly evaluated by a medical team, ensuring that any change in health is noticed as it happens, resulting in early diagnosis and, inevitably, better treatment options.
8. Peace of Mind
All of these benefits work together to create the ultimate benefit: peace of mind. Friends and family of residents rest easy, knowing their loved one is being well cared for in a home-like environment where their needs are seen. Seniors themselves rest easier too, with the knowledge that they have a family in their community who is there for them, cheering for them, and helping make the most of every day.
What’s holding you back? A move into senior living is a move for yourself – for your health, your wellness, your future. Visit one of our assisted living communities today. We’d love to show you around, enjoy a hot meal in our on-site restaurant, and walk through what a Leisure Care move looks like.