Help Your Aging Parents: The Top 9 Benefits of Assisted Living Communities
The Top 9 Benefits of Assisted Living Communities
Are you looking to help your parents improve their quality of life? Assisted living communities are the answer. Read on to learn about the benefits.
Making the decision to move your parents into an assisted living facility can be a stressful one. But rest easy, it doesn’t have to be when you see how the benefits outweigh your concerns.
That’s because most people see assisted living communities as an end to a way of life. When in reality, it’s the start of a new chapter. One that can improve their happiness and quality of everyday life.
If you’re going back and forth about this decision, take a look at these top 9 benefits that show how assisted living communities can help your aging parents.
We have also created a video to assist with illustrating this important information:
1. 24/7 Quality Care
Many seniors find they need help with everyday care tasks. But it’s not always possible to have round the clock help in their own home. Or it may be too costly.
Staff in assisted living facilities are available 24/7 to help with the personalized needs of the residents.
That can include help getting dressed in the morning. Help with baths and other personal hygiene care. Or reminders to take daily medication.
And if a medical emergency should arise, staff will be there to get the fast help they need.
2. Easier Lifestyle
Imagine it… no more housework. No more mowing the lawn. And no more worrying about what to cook for dinner every night.
An assisted living community takes over all those tedious chores for your parents. Residents enjoy a hassle-free way of life.
Instead of worrying about to-do lists, residents can concentrate on the things they love to do most. Whether that be more time on hobbies, interacting with friends, or simply using their free time to relax.
3. Prevents Isolation
Isolation and loneliness are a major concern for the elderly. Especially if a spouse has passed on and they find themselves on their own.
Social interaction at an assisted living facility can make a world of difference not only emotionally, but physically as well. Making new friendships can help prevent conditions such as depression, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.
Staff encourages residents to connect with other seniors during planned activities. Plus, common room areas make socializing both easy and natural.
4. Fun Activities
Seniors can find themselves stuck at home when they’re on their own. Making it difficult to attend fun activities they’d enjoy. But boredom is a thing of the past when seniors move into an assisted living facility.
Ongoing activities are always on the schedule to make each day fun and unique. Games, crafts, movie nights, and even field trips are some of the events to help them stay active.
Plus, they may pick up a new hobby or interest. Something so important to help avoid depression and increase their quality of life.
5. Safe Environment
As we age, safety becomes a growing concern. Increased risks of falls, injuries, and health complications can be dangerous when a senior is living on their own.
But senior communities are specially designed with safety in mind. Facilities offer easy mobility and accessibility features for every resident.
Plus experienced staff offer expert care, with the added benefit of medical attention should the need arise. You’ll never have to worry about a serious event happening without anyone being around to help.
6. Personalized Care
Every senior deserves care customized to their specific health and social needs. And while in-home care can help, it’s expensive and only available to limited hours of the day or week.
Senior communities understand this need. Staff have training to care for each resident in a way that promotes dignity and protects their privacy. Plus, they are always on hand to attend to each need and recognize when changes arise.
And if dementia is a concern, our facilities are some of the only centers in the Citrus County area to offer secured memory care units. We understand that dementia presents in various stages. And our staff know how to care for each resident to meet their unique situation.
7. Healthy Meals
Meal preparation can become more difficult with age. And with that comes the risk of malnutrition or eating a diet that isn’t healthy.
That concern is no longer an issue in a senior community. Experienced chefs take over meal duties, ensuring each resident gets three deliciously prepared meals every day.
Plus, meal plans cater to the specific needs of senior health. Staff ensures each resident receives food that coincide with individual health conditions and nutritional requirements.
And meals are served in a dining room atmosphere, encouraging more social interaction and making mealtime a fun event.
8. Ongoing Professional Assessment
A common concern for many adult children is knowing if their parents are truly doing well. It’s an answer that can be hard to come by. Especially when you only have short social visits to assess the situation on your own.
The staff in senior communities have the training to spot red flags, even in the early stages. And they take the time daily to interact with your loved one. Ensuring that you’ll always have a professional, personal assessment of your parent’s well-being.
9. Peace of Mind
An important benefit of assisted living is the peace of mind that both you and your parents will share.
Residents can rest easy knowing they are in a home-like environment. And are being cared for by skilled workers who understand them and their needs.
And while your emotions of helping a loved one move into a community can be overwhelming, you will know they are getting the care and attention they deserve. They will be safe and have an increased quality of life.
And that knowledge can be the greatest gift of all.
Start a New Chapter in Assisted Living Communities
Assisted living communities are a step forward into a better future. Your parents will enjoy the benefits of a safer, healthier, and happier lifestyle. And that’s all anyone could ever wish for our loved ones.
So what are you waiting for? Contact us today! We’d love answer your questions and help schedule a tour for you to see one of our facilities first hand.