3 Myths About Senior Assisted Living
Last updated: April 4, 2013
living communities are designed to empower individuals to
maintain the independence they have come to enjoy. At the same
time, community living provides friendship and companionship.
Communities provide seniors with many activity options to make sure
they feel right at home.
Despite the great advantages of community living, making the
decision to move is a difficult one for many seniors and their
families. Listed below are some common myths about senior assisted
living that may help you understand the benefits of this living
- Myth: Community living means losing
Truth: You'll have your own space without the
independence should be maintained when living in a senior
assisted living community. Most communities provide you with a
choice of spacious apartments with different floor plans and
separate entrances. You are free to furnish your apartment with
your own furniture and personal items. The doors to your apartment
lock and are controlled by you. You should also feel at home and
absolutely secure in your environment.
- Myth: Moving away from my family means no
one will be around to help when needed
Truth: Communities have built in safety and security
measures along with 24-hour staff
Senior assisted living communities are designed to reduce the
worry that often comes from living alone. Features are in place to
respond quickly and immediately to you in the event that you need
someone to help you.
- Myth: Moving to a community means saying
goodbye to hobbies such as gardening
Truth: Community life usually means that seniors are
more active than they were living alone. Many facilities have
gardening programs for residents in addition to fitness programs,
bingo, cards, and book clubs.
Studies have shown that people who are active and engaged are
healthier and happier. Extensive activity programs give all
residents options and choices tailored to their specific needs,
desires, and even lifestyle. These programs reduce the isolation
felt when living alone.
As we get older, our lives change-often in unexpected ways. You
don't have to be alone in facing these changes. Senior assisted
living is a viable option and can enhance your quality of life
empowering you to live that life the way you want to.
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