Before joining a Brightview Senior Living community, caregivers and their loved ones often wonder how residents can make the most of their new home. Seniors who choose one of our assisted living or memory care communities have numerous amenities and perks, from fitness, daily programs, memory-enhancing programs to gourmet culinary experiences for every palate. Here are some tips to help your loved one enjoy their time in this vibrant community, whether they plan on staying for a few months or want to make Brightview their forever home.
Dine on Gourmet Meals
Many caretakers fear that assisted living communities serve unappetizing meals made from heavily processed ingredients. At Brightview, we provide delicious meals geared toward our residents' dietary habits and personal preferences. Our chefs carefully craft dishes made from fresh seasonal ingredients, and seniors can choose from a predetermined menu or request mouthwatering favorites. Meals are part of each resident's monthly fee, so you don't have to worry about paying extra for your parent to enjoy restaurant-worthy recipes.
We understand that residents don't always get hungry at set times, so we offer snacks and refreshments throughout the day. Seniors can also nibble on gourmet goods and chat with friends during happy-hour festivities. Our chefs can accommodate any dietary preference, from low-sodium meals for seniors with heart or kidney disease to special meals that meet religious or spiritual guidelines.
Socialize During Fun Activities
Brightview provides vibrant senior living communities with activities for everyone, from card games and bingo to arts and crafts, and happy hour. Residents can paint a portrait with fellow residents after they take a brisk walk around the beautifully landscaped community, or they can perfect their downward dog during one of our yoga classes. We also offer volunteer opportunities, so seniors can support their community with acts of kindness. This gives many of our generous residents a sense of purpose as they age at Brightview Senior Living.
Try Programs That Promote Wellness
As your parents age, loss of cognitive function is a big concern even for our seniors without Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. We help alleviate these fears with programs, such as Bright Minds and SPICE in Motion, which promote healthy habits. Bright Minds combines exercise, nutrition and social engagement to create fun, effective classes and programs for residents with a variety of interests. Some of our programs help to strengthen neural pathways, so your parent can learn to communicate more effectively, or they can work up a sweat in fitness classes that promote oxygenation and blood flow throughout the body.
Manage Complex Conditions
Despite the convenience of home health care, many seniors still struggle to get the help they need when they age at home. Brightview gives older adults a chance to recover from or manage the symptoms of conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, heart attack and other medical concerns. Doctors and trained medical professionals visit our residents in the comfort of their community, so they don't have to ride to far off locations for essential care.
We make sure your parents get the treatment they need, whether it's help remembering to take prescription medications each day or assistance with activities of daily living. Our skilled staff at Brightview Senior Living is compassionate and warm, so seniors feel happy to receive around-the-clock care in our community each day.
At Brightview Senior Living, we understand that everyone has different needs and preferences. That's why we offer activities and services for every lifestyle, whether your loved one craves independence or needs help managing the symptoms of dementia. Schedule your visit today to see how Brightview enhances the lives of seniors in a safe, comfortable environment.