How a Senior Living Community and Family Helps Residents Age in Place
Many seniors prefer to age in place and remain in their own homes, but this isn’t always possible or the most ideal option. Senior living communities that offer continuum of care let you age in place instead of having to move should your level of care needs increase. Moving to a senior living community is a great alternative and offers numerous benefits you wouldn’t receive living alone. It also provides you and your family peace of mind thanks to the knowledge that you’ll always receive the care and support you need in an environment that’s as close to home as possible.
Aging in Place Options
Aging in place simply means you choose to live in the same location as you transition through the latter stages of life. While this place is often your own residence, as you age at home it can present challenges when it comes to your health, social and emotional needs. As you age, you may need additional services to assist with health issues or daily living needs that could be difficult to get at home. If you live alone, isolation and loneliness can also take a toll on your health and well-being. The right senior living community offers an aging-in-place alternative with the comforts that are important to you and the assistance you need to maintain your quality of life.
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
One way a senior living community helps you age in place is by assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs), if needed. ADLs are activities related to personal care, such as bathing or showering, dressing and grooming, going to the bathroom, eating, walking and transferring in and out of a bed or chair. Physical, mental and emotional changes can affect your daily life and make these essential, routine tasks difficult to perform. Senior living communities with assisted living services have well-trained associates ready to lend a helping hand, which allows you to live independently for as long as possible.
Live Life Worry-Free
When you age in place at a senior living community, there are so many things you no longer have to worry about. Instead of household chores, home maintenance, lawn care, cooking, laundry or other tasks you've spent a lifetime tackling, choose activities you’d rather be doing. Senior Living communities provide an array of daily programs for residents to enjoy. In addition to days filled with enjoyable pastimes, you have the benefit of feeling cozy and relaxed in a community that ensures your safety with 24-hour staffing, security and emergency response systems.
Aging in Place with Others
Living alone can have serious health disadvantages, while living with others provides many social and health benefits by helping alleviate feelings of loneliness and depression. Aging in place at a senior living community provides a wonderful place to meet new friends and an assortment of social activities tailored to meet a wide range of interests. There are also activities for individual pursuits, cultural outings, interesting classes, artistic endeavors and volunteer opportunities. No matter how you like to spend your time, you’ll enjoy a family-like environment with people in the same stage of life.
Make the Community Home
Relocation can cause stress and a decline in physical and psychological function, so it’s important to select a senior living community that allows you to age in place. The right senior community should meet your current and future needs by adjusting its services and levels of care as you age. When you make one of these communities home, you live out your days comfortably surrounded by familiar people, settings and services with friends and caring associates who become part of your family.
Come Home to Brightview Senior Living
Brightview Senior Living supports a vibrant lifestyle, with associates committed to creating a meaningful stay for each resident regardless of their physical or cognitive needs. We’re excited to talk to you about aging in place at one of our many communities along the East Coast. Find a community to learn more about becoming part of our family.