It may be difficult for older adults to leave their homes. Anywhere else may feel incomparable to the familiarity and comfort of their existing surroundings. But, if you or a loved one is forced to seek another safe haven away from home, it’s vital to realize that comfort, familiarity, and peace of mind may be found in senior living. Read on to learn whether senior living is safer than staying at home.
Don’t Mistake Senior Living for a Nursing Home
There is a continuum of care in senior living that encompasses independent living, assisted living, and memory care. The first is more lifestyle-oriented and is designed for active older adults who require less daily support but enjoy carefree living with a variety of social possibilities. Assisted living provides on-site care, 24-hour monitoring, and assistance with everyday tasks, in addition to the same facilities and social opportunities as independent living. Memory care is designed exclusively for persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and it includes 24-hour assistance as well as a professionally trained team in a secure, caring atmosphere.
Nursing homes, on the other hand, are for older adults who have medical disorders that need round-the-clock or specialized care, such as wound care, intravenous treatment, injections, and catheter care. As a result, nursing home residents’ demands necessitate far closer interaction with the healthcare team than those in senior living. Furthermore, because nursing homes are essentially medical facilities, residents dwell in tiny rooms, sometimes with a roommate, making social distancing difficult.
Senior Living Options
The catalyst for moving to a senior living community is typically a person’s ability to perform daily activities such as eating, dressing, bathing, and walking, as well as instrumental daily activities such as meal preparation, shopping, using a phone, managing personal finances, and taking medications. Understanding the many forms of care offered in a senior living community can make the process a lot easier and more thorough.
Peace of Mind
Other issues at home, such as social isolation and a lack of movement, might pose health hazards to the elderly. However, in senior living, you will not have to worry about any of these issues. Our communities have a solid supply chain, so there is no need to be concerned about out-of-stock items. We also provide residents with a wealth of technological tools as well as a plethora of creative, social activities to keep them interested and connected. Furthermore, we offer 24-hour care and testing access, so you may be confident that we can respond immediately to any potential symptoms or concerns.
Choose TerraBella Harrisburg
There’s nothing like TerraBella Harrisburg’s distinctive facilities for fun, relaxation, and even adventure. Mornings here begin with an energetic workout class specially designed for the residents in our senior living community. From there, you may participate in on-site church services, be pampered in our salon, meet up with friends for a lively supper, or simply choose a calm corner and immerse yourself in TV or reading. You’ll never run out of fun things to do here. Contact our retirement community to find out more!