The benefits of Assisted Living.
What is Assisted Living?
The term Assisted Living refers to communities that offer a special combination of housing, personalized supportive services, and if needed, care. Typically residents have a choice of whether or not to take advantage of the available services or programs which can include housekeeping, interior, and exterior maintenance, transportation, social activities, and meals. You may also here the general term “Senior Living.” This term can include all categories of living for active seniors from independence onward. As you research for community living for you or a loved one who may need some assistance, and you encounter “Senior Living” in your search, look as to whether these communities include “Assisted Living” as part of the array of services in their community. These services may include:
- Three meals a day served in a common dining area
- Housekeeping services
- Access to health and medical services
- Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and walking
- 24/7 security and staff availability
- Emergency call system for each resident’s home
- Health promotion and exercise programs
- Palliative care for serious or life-threatening illness
- Medication reminders
- Personal laundry services
- Social and recreational activitie
Why do folks live in Assisted Living Communities?
There is safety and peace of mind that comes with community leaving where services are thoughtfully designed and delivered to you as you need them to ensure a safe and active lifestyle. Being surrounded by your peers provides stimulation, a sense of belonging, in addition to the intellectual engagement promoted by meaningful excursions, hobbies, and the social life that naturally develops when being with friends. Social isolation, especially for widowed seniors, impacts health greatly. Thriving Assisted Living communities can be just the answer.
As you educate and research for yourself or your family, we encourage you to visit the Association’s family information website. When you are ready to move and need financing, the folks at Second Act will be here ready to be of service to you. Because we understand!
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