Whether you’re a senior who is considering assisted living or have been looking at assisted living opportunities for a loved one, you may not be sure what to expect. Who knows what you’ll find? To help you make the decision to switch to assisted living from independent living, we’d like to offer you some of the most common things to expect. When you know what you can look forward to – or what not to expect – it can make the decision a little easier. Making an informed decision is always better than walking in blindly. That applies to almost every situation in life.
Assisted Living and Seniors
When someone is considering moving into a community that offers assisted living, they like to know they can expect to maintain a certain independence and enjoy an activity-filled social life that suits them. But what is an assisted living place?
Many seniors would like it to be somewhere that, for as long as possible, they can age in place, live safely, and stay busy (however busy they prefer to be).
Customized services offered at senior living communities give the level of care needed to older adults with a specifically tailored way of life. Most communities offering assisted living, as care requirements alter, are flexible and able to meet upcoming changes.
What Are Seniors Looking For?
When it comes to assisted living communities, what are seniors looking for? Here’s a quick list, according to those we asked:
- Medical care that is easily accessed
- Daily activities/tasks assistance
- No more yard work
- Less housework
- Proper nutrition
- Social life
Come to think of it, those are perks many people would enjoy! But for seniors, these are some of the more important aspects they’d expect from an assisted living community. Truth be told, they should absolutely be able to expect all of the above, and more.
Preferring Or Needing Assisted Living
Sometimes assisted living is an absolute necessity. Other times, it may be more or less preferred simply due to individual circumstances.
Are you a senior who feels like you have become a burden to your family? You love them, and they love you. But if you’ve come to rely on them around the clock, you may feel you’d be better off in assisted living. This frees them up to live their lives, and for you to live yours, free from worry.
Are you concerned about transportation? Is it difficult to go shopping? As popular as online shopping is, some people just love walking into a brick-and-mortar establishment to look around and pick out what they want or need. If it’s hard for you to get back and forth from destination to destination, you need someone who can provide reliable, safe transportation.
Far too many seniors end up becoming recluses. It’s healthier for an individual to have friends, go to dances, and generally attend out-of-home activities with others. It helps keep both the mind and body more active.
All of these are good reasons for choosing assisted living if and when the time comes.
Find Superior Assisted Living Opportunities at Discovery Village At The Forum
Looking for an assisted living community that covers every aspect mentioned above under “What Are Seniors Looking For?” We would like to introduce you to the ideal setting you’ve been searching for.
With both assisted living services and independent living opportunities, here at Discovery Village At The Forum, we have the new dream home you’ve been looking for. Your comfort is paramount, and we do our absolute best to see to it with upscale dining, wellness, and health programs, and so much more.
Contact us today if you’d like to find out more. Better yet, schedule a tour!