Many people look into assisted living after a loved one is injured from a fall at home. Now, the family is concerned about the loved one living alone. The loved one, however, is understandably reluctant to leave the place she has called home for so many years. After taking a tour or two of assisted living residences, though, they are surprised at all the benefits there are to assisted living.
In assisted living, staff are there to help as much or as little as you need. Some residents want help keeping their medications straight. Others appreciate that the cleaning and laundry is done for them. As time goes on and the loved one needs additional assistance, trained staff members are there and know how to help.
Good assisted living residences are designed with safety in mind. Aisles are wide and uncluttered. There are no items blocking the way or electrical cords to trip over. Convenient elevators eliminate the need to maneuver the stairs.
Activities and Friendships
In a community living environment, you have the private space of your own apartment when you want to relax. But step out the door and there are activities of every kind to enjoy: exercise groups and new things to learn onsite, planned group activities to go to and lots of choices in the surrounding community, from bowling to theater. Typically, the residence’s transportation will take you anywhere you want to go.
To find out if assisted living is for you, contact Prestige Assisted Living and Memory Care at 520-648-5583.