6 Ways Senior Living Supports Your Independence
At Anthology Senior Living, we’re always searching for better, smarter ways to care for our residents. Our highly certified, passionate caregivers deliver proactive, personalized care with a focus on getting to know you and your family. From virtual care plans to specialized, state-of-the-art programs, our high-tech, high-touch approach to care ensures that residents receive seamless care from every team member. We’re always here for you, no matter what your needs are or how they might change.
With that in mind, why do we find it so difficult to consider senior living?
It can be challenging for seniors to choose between receiving care at home or moving to a senior living community. Many times, this feeling is driven by the fear of losing control or independence. Let’s explore the benefits of moving to a senior living community and how that decision can support your independence.
Peace of Mind
First and foremost, living in a senior living community allows seniors to live their lives to the fullest without worrying about daily tasks. In a senior living community, tedious or difficult tasks such as cooking, cleaning and home maintenance are managed by a professional team, leaving seniors free to spend their time doing the things they love. Here, you can decide what you want to do and leave the burden of what you HAVE TO DO behind.
Living in a senior living community offers residents many options for wellness. Because the care one needs is always close by, there are no limitations to what seniors can or cannot do—from exercise classes and fitness programs to many other enjoyable activities. Senior living communities offer an abundance of amenities, services and experiences that challenge residents to keep active and enjoy physical, social, spiritual, intellectual, emotional and environmental wellness. You can choose the experiences you want to be involved in for a fulfilled lifestyle.
Stress-Free Family and Friends
Family and friends often do all they can to assist loved ones when health issues make daily responsibilities difficult to manage; however, they are not always properly equipped or qualified to provide sufficient caregiving. Sometimes, the best decision for both loved ones and family members involves moving your loved one to a senior living community. Family and friends are encouraged to visit in a leisurely way, and residents no longer have to worry about burdening others or asking for caregiving.
Seniors who remain home alone often feel isolated. In a senior living community, seniors have the opportunity to make new friends and spend time with them through an abundance of activities and social programming, including exercise classes, learning opportunities and daily meal times.
Serious Safety Measures
Seniors are often prone to accidents, which can be serious and require long, difficult recoveries. At a senior living community, residents have access to professional care 24/7, so team members are available to help with potential injuries and, more importantly, support the prevention of incidents.
Often, home care requires significant investment in terms of retrofitting the home, paying for home care and purchasing resources that help a senior to be safe and have access to prompt help if needed. Senior living communities, however, have become much more affordable and can be a far better financial choice than remaining at home. You have more control over your expenses at a senior living community, often making it a smarter financial decision for you and your family.
Sometimes, reluctance to move to a senior living community is all in the mind. So we’ll leave you with the points above to consider, along with this insightful quote:
“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind, he can find the way to enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”