Assisted Living Benefits
Moving into an assisted living facility can be the best decision you can make. When you think about it the good far outweighs the bad. In fact, often times a person’s quality of life improves as a result of moving into an assisted living community. See for yourself by scheduling a tour of our Whittier assisted living home.
Consider these assisted living benefits:
Make New Friends – it’s a place where people of similar age meet and interact. You can enjoy all the perks of a social life in a safe environment. You can be as busy as you like or enjoy quiet time as it suits you. Our assisted living environment provides a constant source of friendship, conversation and social activities that brings quality to life. Questions to ask are:
- Is your family member feeling depressed?
- Has their social life gotten smaller and smaller?
- Has their ability to drive diminished?
- Have they lost a number of their friends?
Depression is common among seniors who spend much of their time alone. An active social life is vital to their well-being, and the social aspect of an assisted living facility is a wonderful benefit.
Safety First – for many this is the greatest benefit of moving into an assisted living home. Help is never far away so in the event there is a fall or accident, help will be available. Questions to consider:
- Do you worry about your loved one’s safety at home?
- Are you noticing bruises that he or she is trying to hide?
- Is balance becoming an issue?
- Has your loved one become visually impaired?
- Is he or she able to drive safely?
These are all signs that can affect the safety and well-being of your loved one. Living with others serves as a safety net. An extra set of eyes is very helpful, and just knowing you are not alone often times give peace of mind to a senior in need. In the event of an accident, a health emergency or a fall you won’t be alone for long. All of the units at Courtyards have a safety buzzer so help is just a call away.
No Worries About Housekeeping – Some may argue that this is the biggest benefit of moving to an assisted living home. The only thing to concern yourself with is how you will spend your day. Let’s face it, cooking, cleaning, laundry and all the other tasks of maintaining a home can become difficult if not impossible. Maintaining a home may stop due to disability, lack of energy, failing eyesight and other reasons. Questions to consider are:
- Are you noticing clutter in the house? Unopened mail? Unwashed dished? Things stacking up?
- Is the yard not as tidy as it used to be?
- How are pets and plants be cared for? As a senior loses the ability to take care of themselves so does the ability to care for pets and plants.
- Are they wearing the same clothes day after day?
- Is the fridge filled with spoiled food?
Seniors often start skipping the most basic of household tasks, like laundry or vacuuming due to their lack of energy or limited mobility. This need not be, there is a nice and easy transition that will improve quality of life.
Transportation – you no longer need to worry about how to get to a Doctor’s appointment or if it will be safe. Our facility provides transportation to medical and dental appointment. This frees up family members who have been driving parents for essential needs. Consider these questions:
- Does your loved one feel trapped because they no longer drive?
- Is it dangerous for your loved one to be driving?
- Do you worry about the safety of your loved one and others when they drive?
- Are you stressed by having
While often seen as a sign of independence, it can present a danger to other people on the road. Many of our residents find they may even be able to get out more often with the use of transportation services.
Nutritious Meals – nutrition is important at every age, but perhaps most important as we age. Sometimes it becomes harder to shop for good quality groceries and harder to prepare our own meals. The idea of cooking can become challenging. Being well nourished and well hydrated is essential to well- being. Ask these questions:
- Can your loved one adequately plan and prepare nutritious meals?
- Is food spoiling in the refrigerator?
- Can your senior drive safely to grocery stores?
- Is high quality food readily available?
Many of our residents say that mealtime is one of their favorite times of the day. Our chef prepared meals are nutritious and well balanced. Special dietary considerations are addressed. Mealtime is a wonderful time to connect with friends and enjoy the satisfaction of a well prepared meal.
These are just some of the benefits of choosing an assisted living community. The bottom line is that assisted living increases the quality of life. If you are looking for an assisted living facility in the Whittier, California area, we’re glad you found us.
The Happiest Place For Seniors. That’s how many refer to Posada Whittier. Our Whittier, CA assisted living facility is fun and functional. Call us today at: 562-945-2651 or better yet, schedule a tour.