If you have an older family member that lives alone, their health and safety are probably your biggest points of concern. Seeking alternative living options for them may come to mind, and it is important to choose the right environment that will best support your loved one’s health and wellness. Assisted living is a popular option amongst seniors who want to retain their independence, but yet require some assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) that families are sometimes not equipped to provide at home.
To guide your decision, we have compiled the key benefits of assisted living.
With nutritious, chef-prepared meals, residents in these communities can eat happily while eating healthily. The menu caters to the dietary and health requirements of older adults, and certain communities even offer luxury dining. This service relieves the stress and hassle of having to prepare three meals a day, which is something many older adults struggle with when living at home.
Assistance with Daily Activities
Residents in assisted living require assistance in daily living activities in one form or another, such as with personal hygiene or getting dressed. Assisted living communities provide round-the-clock care for their residents, but care services are only rendered as required and customized according to the resident’s conditions and needs. This allows residents to live as independently as possible while getting the help they require to do so.
Vibrant Social Life
For older adults who live alone at home, it can get quite isolating and they often feel lonely. Retirement also makes it difficult to make friends and maintain friendships. Assisted living allows residents to socialize and stay active through various events, activities, classes, and even live entertainment! They become part of a community where they can enjoy the company of other people their own age and have fun together through these programs.
24/7 Professional Care
Families are often most concerned about their loved ones not being able to get adequate medical care or timely medical care when they are living alone. Assisted living communities teams comprise certified nurses and therapists who will be able to provide medical care, such as physical therapy, medication, and insulin management. All aspects of the residents’ health care are monitored closely and attended to.
No Stress of Chores
For many older adults, homeownership is tiring. Having to do daily chores such as cooking, doing laundry, and cleaning the house can be a hassle, especially for those who have health problems. At assisted living communities, housekeeping, cooking, and laundry services are provided, so residents no longer have to worry about keeping up with these chores. With chores out of their schedules, they now have more time to participate in the many fun activities organized by the assisted living community they live in.
Schedule a Visit
If you are interested to learn more about our senior living amenities and assisted living at Terrabella Marchbanks, contact us to schedule a free tour of our community, we would love to walk you through what staying here looks like.