Assisted living provides elderly people with long-term housing and care. Residents at assisted living facilities are generally active, but they may require assistance in activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and toileting. Assisted living residents may anticipate customized care, excellent meals, a diverse choice of social activities to suit a wide range of interests, and a feeling of community in a secure, residential setting.
What Are The Benefits of Assisted Living?
More Freedom and Fun
Although assisted living facilities provide advanced personal care, your loved one is not obligated to use it if they do not require it. Your loved one will be able to live freely while still having access to facilities and services that will make life easier and safer for them. Maybe your parents have reached a stage in their lives when they no longer want to maintain a large house. They may be becoming older and will require more care in the future, and many of the amenities available will provide them with comfort. Your loved one will be able to live independently, with physical and mental liberty, in the company of a caring, supportive community.
Help Loved Ones Avoid Feelings Of Loneliness
Seniors who live alone are more likely to experience social isolation, loneliness, and depression. Seniors in assisted living life in a community setting with friends and staff encouraging them to participate in social activities. Our communities offer a lively and diversified activity schedule, allowing members to try new hobbies, join a new fitness class, or even travel to an area of the world they have never visited.
Seniors who move into our communities rapidly make new friends, know staff members by name, and have a sense of belonging to a broader community of people going through similar life experiences. Moving to assisted living sooner rather than later can help seniors avoid feelings of isolation that can contribute to chronic loneliness, as well as improve their physical and mental health.
Because older persons who live alone may no longer be able to cook, they often eat fast food or frozen dinners, which are often heavy in sodium and saturated fats. By relocating our loved ones to an assisted living home, we are not only ensuring that they have daily access to excellent and healthy meals and snacks, but we are also ensuring that they have a range of eating alternatives. Many communities provide eating alternatives for residents, ranging from formal dining rooms to casual bistros.
Seniors Have Many Assisted Living Options That Meet Your Needs
The many options that assisted living homes like, Villas at San Bernardino provide. You can select services and alternatives as needed: an elderly person with a broken leg, for example, may require rehabilitation treatment for a few weeks.
If a resident wishes to transition from independent living to a different level of care, the good news is that they don’t have to be physically moved—other assisted living facilities already may have extra services, giving you peace of mind and reducing your concerns about future care.