While moving to assisted living can be difficult for some at first, they soon realize there are many benefits gained that would not have been possible remaining in their own homes. Assisted living is a living accommodation in senior living communities where seniors receive help with everyday tasks to ensure as much independence as possible. In this article, we explain 4 of the benefits you or your loved one can expect.
Care is Personalized
Needs change over time and in assisted living, caregivers are there to help every step of the way. Often caregivers get to know the residents and preferences; what they like, what they don’t like, as well as what they need and do not need. This usually includes 24/7 nursing care and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, transportation services and housekeeping. Along with these essentials, there are many other activities throughout the day that caregivers are there to assist with, as needed, all to help make life a bit easier and enjoyable.
Engage in Social Activities
Senior living communities regularly keep activities calendars full to avoid residents feeling isolated. There are usually at least two or more different activities residents can participate in and socialize with fellow residents. At Collington, there are programs that include social/recreation and fitness/wellness that assisted living residents are encouraged to participate in. They regularly hold movie nights to catch an entertaining flick, and even an afternoon of wine and cheese to satisfy taste buds. The activity calendars are updated weekly to ensure everyone has something they can enjoy and participate in. Most of the events also are just a short walk down the hall without even having to leave the building or brave the elements.
Enjoy Nutritional Meals
Long gone are the days of boring food options. Today’s communities are also embracing a variety of dietary restrictions to make sure everyone has something to fit their needs. Executive chefs carefully prepare meals to not only include the nutrients residents need but are healthy and delicious. Residents can sit back and leave the cooking to someone else! Mealtimes are also another opportunity to socialize with fellow residents and engage in entertaining conversation over a bite to eat.
Staying Safe and Secure
It is estimated that approximately one in four adults 65 and older fall each year. If you worry about your loved one living alone and something happening, then you will get peace of mind knowing they will be safer at a senior living community. Hallways are designed with handrails while bathrooms are designed with walk-in showers and raised toilets. Security is also an added benefit of living at the community. With seniors being targets for break-ins, they will be safer under the supervision of the caregivers and security services.
These are just a few of the benefits you or your loved one will receive when transitioning into an assisted living residence. To learn more about assisted living services provided at the Creighton Center at Collington, fill out the form below and let us know!