As America’s population continues to age, there is a need to provide more and more care to the elderly. What if seniors require extra care but are not ready to be placed in a skilled nursing center? After discussing living options with a loved one’s physician and holding a family meeting, assisted living may be a good option. Assisted living communities for seniors still allow for independent living with a helping hand.
Assistance with transportation, meal preparation, housekeeping, activities of daily living, and social events all help seniors still keep their independence; while knowing there is help available when needed. Family members can relax understanding their loved ones will remain independent; while taking comfort knowing assistance for both emergencies and non-emergencies is located on property. This is especially important while children and grandchildren are at work, are away at school, or are at their homes and cannot be with their senior family members.
Best of all, the transition from independent to assisted living is an easy one, as many communities encourage setting up rooms similar to previous residences. Knick-knacks, pictures, blankets and more can be brought from existing residences and allow seniors to still have a feeling of their previous homes. More importantly, quality is of life is improved as the new community of friends, caregivers and residents provide stability, companionship, and trusted assistance for all who relocate.