There comes a point in everyone’s life when we need to accept the fact that we will need a bit of help from time to time. Some of us will need more than others, but there is no getting away from the fact that the older we get, the less we are able to manage on our own. We may still have all (or most!) of our mental faculties, but that doesn’t mean we can make the old body do what the mind tells it that it should. That’s about amazing benefits of assisted living. It means we have the assistance we need when we need it, and a level of independence as well.
1. Social Life in a Community of Peers
One of the benefits of assisted living Lancaster Ohio is so proud to boast is that level of community to be found in senior residences in the Buckeye State. There is a sense of camaraderie that seniors often miss once they’ve retired and many of their friends have moved away, passed on, or opted for assisted living as they are now doing. A social life in an assisted living facility tends to keep seniors active and young at heart.
2. Care Available If Needed 24/7
Just one level up (or down as the case may be) from independent living, it is much the same except there is care available 24/7 if needed. Some seniors have difficulty getting in and out of the shower while others can’t manage to get their shoes and socks on as they once did. The mind is still great, most of the time, but the body just doesn’t want to do what it’s told!
3. Great Group and Individual Activities
Speaking of socialization, there are plenty of group activities to join. Sometimes there are games like Bingo and various card games while other times it’s a bit of leisure time around the grounds. Some assisted living residences take seniors to malls and matinee shows at the local theaters while others take them for picnics at local parks. For those seniors who enjoy a bit of artistry, like painting and water colors, they have the option to enjoy their activities solo if that’s what they prefer. It really is all about staying active and there are plenty of opportunities to do just that.
4. Delicious Food (You Don’t Even Have to Cook!)
For the senior foodies out there, assisted living provides delightful culinary adventures. Most residences have a head chef and a kitchen staff that make every meal something special. Although the focus is on the nutritional needs of seniors, you’d be amazed at what a little creative artistry can do with the most basic of ingredients.
All in All – A Better Quality of Life
At the end of the day, assisted living gives seniors a better quality of life. They are, for the most part, as independent as possible but the help is there should they require it. If you, or a loved one, needs that bit of ‘extra help’ from time to time in your senior years, this is the best life to live. Help when you need it, and gone when you don’t! What could be better than that?