When you discuss your parents going to an assisted living home, you might still wonder what you are signing on for. What does a community like this have to offer for your loved one? The truth is that assisted living communities have a lot more to offer than a warm bed to sleep in.
Even the most vigilant individuals may occasionally forget to take their medication, but for seniors, this can be a costly mistake. When your loved one lives in an assisted living facility, he or she has access to nursing staff that is available on a 24/7 basis to offer medication as needed. Additionally, staff members are well-versed in giving shots, first-aid, and other medical treatments.
Maintaining a clean, tidy area can grow more difficult as mobility decreases. Assisted living homes offer housekeeping services that allow your loved one to continue living in a calm and comfortable environment. Housekeeping maintains every part of the community, from shared common areas to private bedrooms. Services include washing bedding, bathrooms, and laundry.
Each member of the community has different tastes, which is why assisted living focuses on providing a wide variety of tastes to suit everybody. Residents enjoy nutritious, fresh meals throughout the day.
Additionally, assisted living communities make every effort to meet specific dietary needs, from allergies to health conditions. Cooking can become more strenuous when you are dealing with health complications, so the employees can take the cooking from there and let the residents continue their stress-free lives.
Hours of Entertainment
Assisted living communities offer a variety of activities, all available on a monthly calendar residents can view. Regular entertainment options include bingo game nights, jazz music concerts, church services, movie nights, choir singing, pet therapy, and exercise intended for absolutely everybody.
When special events like Christmas, Mardi Gras, or the Kentucky Derby, are going on, some communities offer fun ways to celebrate.
With age, many people find that they lose contact with friends frequently. They also notice that maintaining friendships can become more difficult when traveling becomes more difficult. Thankfully, assisted living communities can meet residents’ social needs through events like coffee socials and game nights. Building new social contacts prevents social skill decline, isolation, and depression.
As simple as it may seem, having access to services as simple as a weekly beauty shop can help residents feel and look their best. They appreciate being able to primp with a professional so that they can feel good about their appearance when they leave.
Plus, the sense of independence your loved one will maintain also provides a boost in self-esteem, helping to prevent feelings of depression.
Undoubtedly, safety is a major concern for families and friends of seniors. Fortunately, assisted living communities offer plenty of safety tools and strategies to prevent accidents from happening in the home.
Minimizing hazards begins with paying close attention to the local environment. These communities typically use tools like panic buttons and shower grab bars to ensure that residents have as much aid as possible.
Assisted living communities also offer a rapid response in the event that an emergency does occur. Professionals work there, so you can rest assured knowing your loved ones are in great hands.
We take great pride in our community, which provides an overall enhanced quality of life for our residents. We make it easy to perform many of the same activities residents once completed, allowing for a strong sense of independence.
Are you ready to begin your search for an assisted living community you love? Get in touch with us today to set up an appointment to take a look at our cozy community.