There are many signs that point to you or your loved one needing assisted living. Forgetting to stock the fridge, overgrown lawn, lack of social interactions, and struggles with daily tasks are all ways that show that you might need to consider assisted living. Assisted living is a great way to maintain independence while having the convenience of 24/7 assistance. It is important to have a discussion about moving to an assisted living community as early as possible so that you or your loved one can make preparations to adapt to a brand-new environment. Read on to know if you or your loved one needs assisted living.
Home Maintenance Difficulties
Living independently in a big home may seem like a retirement dream, but it is more of a hassle in reality. As you age, your physical abilities and motor skills start to decline. This means that chores that require intense physical actions such as shoveling snow or mowing the lawn also become more difficult to do, and even unsafe at times. At an assisted living community, you no longer have to deal with difficult chores. A dedicated team of housekeepers is there to help with maintenance and housekeeping tasks.
It’s difficult to cook well, let alone cook a delicious and nutritious meal three times a day. As you age, it is extremely important to ensure that you intake your required nutrients so that your body stays healthy. Assisted living communities will cook your meals for you. They use fresh ingredients and plan out a diverse menu so that you will get all your nutritional needs met while not being bored with your food. This also means that you don’t have to go grocery shopping and be burdened with heavy bags of groceries.
Many older adults find that they get lesser and lesser social interactions as they age. This may be due to loved ones moving further away or the deaths of friends. As humans, it is crucial for us to have a healthy dose of social interactions. It keeps us happy and slows down cognitive decline. At assisted living communities, you will have opportunities to make many new friends. Assisted living communities also organize workshops and get-togethers to gather people who have similar interests and experiences in one place to socialize.
Accidents and Falls
Falls are one of the most dangerous accidents that can lead to fatal injuries. They tend to happen as most houses are not designed with senior safety in mind. Older adults also have a higher chance of getting into car accidents as they have slower reaction times to avoid them. To avoid getting into such accidents, you can consider moving to a safer environment such as an assisted living community. They have specially designed their apartments with safety features such as non-slip flooring and handrails. They also provide transportation services, so you don’t have to drive anymore.
Assisted Living at TerraBella Asheboro
Here at TerraBella Asheboro, we ensure that our residents are leading an amazing assisted living lifestyle. We provide a safe and social living environment, 24/7 services as handled by highly trained team members, a selection of exciting activities and programs, restaurant-style dining, and an assortment of useful amenities. Consider moving to TerraBella Asheboro to live your best life.