It is hard to make the decision to move into an assisted living community. After all, it involves either displacing yourself or your loved one from a house that they have called home for many years.
Here at Mariposa, our senior living counselors are experienced with recommending individuals and their loved ones on the best options for senior care. This involves setting realistic expectations on what to expect and the benefits of making such a move. To help you and your loved one, we have compiled a list of benefits of assisted living to make your decision easier.
Many older adults either live alone or are alone for long periods of time while their family members are working or studying. This means having a lot of independence to explore whatever they enjoy but can also bring up safety concerns. This is especially so if they have mobility issues or any chronic health conditions that may require constant dosages.
In an assisted living community, you can be sure that our professional team members will always be around to help in the event of a fall or any other kind of health emergency. In fact, all residents will have access to round-the-clock care to both assistance for day-to-day activities as well as professional medical and therapy services.
An Abundance of Different Events and Activities
Social isolation and lack of mentally engaging activities are two of the worrying problems that older adults face when living at home. Not only can they lead to a reduced amount of physical activity, but they can also lead to emotional problems or faster cognitive decline.
Assisted living communities help to alleviate this as they have different activities and events every single day that feature engaging activities and meaningful interactions with the other residents. At Mariposa, we even have a dedicated activities director to ensure that every day will be a new adventure and schedule for our residents.
Unburdened by Household Chores and Maintenance
This is a benefit that is especially helpful for older adults that live alone. When they are living by themselves, the burden of household chores and maintenance will fall solely onto them. This means having to buy their own groceries for meals, cook, clean, landscape, handle utility bills, and even carry out repair works. Sometimes, this can be hard for them to cope alone. In the event that they have mobility problems, it can even be dangerous for them to climb ladders to change lightbulbs or carry out landscaping maintenance.
When you choose to move into an assisted living community, you are choosing to have someone handle all these different chores for you. Not only does this help to alleviate potential hazards and dangerous activities you or your loved one encounters, but it also frees up their time in a day to do the activities and other things that they truly enjoy.
If you are interested in the different senior living options offered in Mariposa, contact us today by filling in this online form or by calling us at 561.332.4899 for more information.