Most seniors or elders prefer to spend the rest of their lives living at home, and still want to enjoy the activities they used to with their families, friends and neighbors like anybody does. However elders may still become isolated even though neighborhoods are safe, because many of the old neighbors have moved away or died. Assisted living gives our elderly loved ones a new lease on life. Seniors tend to hang onto their homes, sleep in a couch on the living room and climb long flights of stairs to go to the bathroom since older homes have bedrooms and bathrooms on a second floor. Aside from stairs, there are many real hazards that predispose an elderly to slip and falls, such as carpets, tiles, furniture placement, footwear, and so on. Many elders are reluctant about change, and the idea of moving is terrifying for them, but their old home is not necessarily the best place for them.
We need to enlighten our elderly loved ones regarding the importance of moving to an assisted living or home care facility, as it affects their safety, meals, transportation, socialization and psychological being. Always remember to give enough time for our elders to think and realize their needs, because it takes a gradual process for them to accept it, and move slowly with compassion when you try to convince them to move from the family home. The architecture and engineering behind assisted living facilities are designed in order to provide a safe, comfortable and healthy environment for seniors or elders. Elderly people are at great risk for attack or burglary if they stay at home, whereas they’re completely safe and supervised in an assisted living facility, because of secure entrances, staff supervision, alert systems and monitoring devices. Elders often live alone and eat alone at home, but in an assisted living facility, nutritious meals are prepared and provided with variety of choice of food, and most importantly they have company while enjoying their meals. Elders also have an option to prepare their meals in their apartments if they prefer to do so, as assisted living centers have kitchenette, and they can eat better because of the pull of communal dining where people have company for their meal.
The exciting part about living in an assisted living facility is having group transportation for shopping and community events, assisting elders to go where they want to go safely. At home, seniors can be taken advantage of by unscrupulous repair people and contractors, and moving in an assisted home care facility free them from repair responsibilities as these are addressed by the management. Elders or senior citizens can enjoy the company of other people and eventually develop their peers, and spend time by listening to music, cooking, playing cards, exercising, going to community events and have people come in to provide entertainment.How I Became An Expert on Services