While many people think of assisted living as a way to age in place, many of the benefits it provides are still not available to those who stay in their homes. There are a variety of reasons to consider assisted living communities for your loved one.
What is Assisted Living?
With the evolution of assisted living communities, many communities are now offering a variety of services designed to meet the varying needs of seniors. This allows residents to remain in their community even if their needs change.
Many assisted living communities to provide senior citizens with a variety of services and amenities to help them live a more independent and satisfying life. These communities also offer a wide range of activities and services designed to help them maintain their independence.
Today, senior housing is more than just a place to live. It’s also a community that provides the care and support that enable people to live independently and safely in their golden years.
Safety for Your Loved One
When it comes to choosing to live alone, many older adults consider safety. Being able to live safely at home is very important to them. Our community has emergency alert systems to inform residents about various events. They also have direct care employees who can help with various activities and procedures.
The Social Aspect
While many older adults are reluctant to leave their homes, moving into assisted living can help them maintain their relationships with their loved ones. These communities offer the opportunity to build new ones every day. Aside from being a great way to connect with others, group activities are also beneficial for staying active and mentally and physically healthy.
They can provide a variety of opportunities to exercise and socialize. Additionally, your loved one can also participate in small-scale activities such as card games and coffee chats. It’s important to remember that as their health and mobility decline, so can their neighbors.
Being isolated and depressed can lead to a variety of health issues for seniors. A lack of community can also contribute to the development of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking and other negative health habits.
Ease of Transportation
For many older adults, the time has come to stop driving. It may be a financial or safety issue, and for many caregivers, it just doesn’t make sense to transport a loved one to and from various places. At Golden Pond, residents can get around town easily and safely. They also offer on-site transportation services, which can accommodate medical appointments and errands.
Physical and Mental Stimulation
At Golden Pond, activities are one of our top priorities for our residents. We have activities that residents can participate in. Some of these include crafts, movie nights, and book discussions.
A Harvard study found that regular social activities can help older adults maintain a better quality of life and lower their risk of memory loss. Activities such as art therapy, social clubs, and gardening are great ways to keep the senior loved one busy and engaged. They can also meet their goals and improve their health.
Please stop by here at Golden Pond to get a true idea of our activities, grounds, and staff.