Assisted living is designed to give a senior the exact care and assistance they need so they are able to regain the independent lifestyle they desire. With the right support in place, your loved one can participate in community programs, interact socially and live worry-free knowing their needs will be taken care of.
“Assisted living provides seniors with a carefree lifestyle full of engaging and exciting activities. It also offers on-site care from licensed nursing staff who are trained to provide the personalized support seniors need,” says Kyla Mitchell, director of marketing at The Grand Royale in Gladstone, MO.
Assisted living offers countless benefits. Keep reading to discover five of the most common reasons seniors choose assisted living communities.
Personalized Care with Activities of Daily Living
There is no one-size-fits-all in assisted living. Assisted living residents receive individualized care services by staff members who understand and continually assess their personal and health care needs.
Licensed nursing staff care for residents daily with services like:
Help with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing and meal preparation
Physical, speech and occupational therapies
24/7 care and security
These assisted living services enable seniors to live more active lives feeling safe and confident.
Safety and Security
Concern for a loved one’s safety is one of the most commonly cited reasons family members explore assisted living communities.
Safety-related advantages of assisted living services include:
Decreased fall risk: The leading cause of injury in adults 65 and older in 2019 was falls. Accommodations like walk-in showers, raised toilets, hand railings and ramps make assisted living communities safer environments for your loved one.
Added security: In addition to 24/7 staffing, there are often emergency call buttons in every residence.
Disaster preparedness: If your loved one lives in Tornado Alley or in an area that is exposed to other natural disasters, you may worry about whether they have a plan in place and are fully stocked to be able to weather the storm. When they live in assisted living, you can rest assured they have support during an emergency.
Peace of Mind
In many cases, a senior’s at-home care model involves a part-time or full-time caregiver, and often this caregiver is a family member. Transitioning to an assisted living community can ease caregiver responsibility and provide them with peace of mind knowing their loved one is receiving the care and attention they need.
In many cases, if a resident’s needs increase, senior living communities also offer skilled nursing care. Access to this next level of care provides assurance your loved one has their long-term needs addressed too.
A Vibrant Community for Older Adults
Maybe your loved one has had to drop out of their book club or sewing guild due to transportation concerns. Perhaps the care they require makes them more homebound than they prefer to be.
At a senior living community, they have easy access to the recreation and interest groups they love. They can immerse themselves in community life full of exciting activities enhanced by top-of-the-line amenities. In this way, they can conveniently engage with others and build lasting friendships.
Several studies suggest social engagement is connected to an improved quality of life for seniors. There are even indications that participation in social activities is an important component affecting seniors’ health. It boosts mental health, decreases the likelihood of disease, and reduces mortality rates.
At an assisted living community, your loved one will have increased opportunities to connect, engage, and live a more fulfilling life.
More Free Time
A move to assisted living can free up time in a caregiver’s schedule as well as offer a maintenance-free life to the senior.
Assisted living communities offer services like:
Interior and exterior maintenance
These sorts of conveniences give your loved one more choice about how to spend their time, allowing them to truly take advantage of the calendar of programs, activities and events offered at their senior living community.
The Grand Royale Marketing Director Mitchell adds, “Our loyal team members tend to all the details, leaving residents free to fully experience amenities like our movie theater, billiards parlor, The Blind Tiger Speakeasy, and upscale dining room.”
Live the Life You Love at The Grand Royale
As you explore assisted living options for your family member, consider The Grand Royale. The Grand Royale tailors their services to you, offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Short-Term Rehabilitation Services on their luxury campus in Gladstone, Missouri. Come tour our modern, spacious apartments and learn more about our unique amenities available to all residents.