Could Community Living Help Your Aging Loved One?March 06, 2017 | Heritage Place
It's not always easy to know what level of care your loved ones may need. Even if they don't need intensive, round-the-clock monitoring, they may benefit from help with routine daily tasks. Making the decision to transition into assisted living can be difficult and stressful, but by giving you the information you need about community living, we hope to help you decide what's best for your family.
Assisted Living Programs:
Assisted living is a wonderful option for seniors, enabling them to live their golden years with the benefit of first-class services and amenities that make life that much sweeter. Assisted living not only makes life easier for seniors by providing assistance in day-to-day tasks, but it also contributes to overall wellness. An assisted living community can improve mental and physical health while also promoting senior safety.
Social and Physical Benefits of Community Living:
Seniors who live in our Utah community develop a strong bond with fellow residents and staff. This fosters friendships, trust, and a willingness to expand one's horizons by trying new enriching activities.
Many communities have fitness rooms with exercise equipment geared toward seniors as well as beautiful grounds that residents can walk with their friends and family. Residents also benefit from numerous activities designed to help their hearts, minds, and bodies thrive. Most communities have regularly scheduled programs, as well as seasonal activities that provide a fun change of pace.
Safety Benefits of Community Living:
There are numerous safety benefits of community living - chief among them is fall prevention. Seniors who live alone in their homes have a greater risk of falling and injuring themselves in everyday tasks like yard work and home maintenance. In many cases, they don't have a friend or family member nearby to help in an emergency.
Assisted living residents are part of a larger community, where residents and staff check on each other throughout the day to ensure everyone is safe, healthy, and getting additional help when needed.
Medicine management can also be a stressful part of everyday life for seniors. However, those who reside in community living benefit from on-site staff who can remind them to take their medicine at the appropriate time, or even administer the medicine as necessary.
Discover Heritage Place Senior Living:
Heritage Place, located near Salt Lake City, UT, is a premier community with amenities that ease daily tasks and make life more fun, including resident lounges, housekeeping and linen services, and a swimming pool. Each of our three lifestyle options cater to the individual needs of our residents. Our senior lifestyle survey is a great starting point for helping us to find the right place for you or your loved one in our community.
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