Many seniors prefer to live with their families, but research shows that this is not a good option. Isolation at home can significantly affect seniors’ physical health and mental wellbeing.
Deciding the kind of care your love one needs often becomes a daunting task. Assisted living is an ideal option for older adults who need help with day-to-day tasks, such as meal preparation, medication management, bathing, and dressing.
Some facilities even accommodate specialized care plans to address seniors’ medical and nutritional needs. An experienced and reputable assisted living facility provides various opportunities for residents to enjoy their lives with many amenities, services, dining options, and social programs. Read on!
Socialization is crucial for the optimal health and wellbeing for your beloved father or mother. Isolation in older adults generally leads to mental health issues, such as stress, depression, and anxiety.
These mental conditions can further complicate physical illnesses, including mobility problems, low range of motion, improper posture, heart diseases, diabetes, etc. Residents in assisted living become part of a compassionate, loving, and supportive community.
People of the same age group will surround your beloved father or mother. That way, he or she can socialize and enjoy their time. Seniors usually have less time for socialization and enjoyment at home.
Young and adult members of your family are often busy in their own lives, meaning they can’t take the responsibility of caring for an elderly family member. Research shows that older adults need to remain active to maintain proper posture and movement.
Because older people usually remain inactive, it leads to a wide range of problems, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, back pain, knee pain, etc. On the other hand, an assisted living facility offers various indoor and outdoor activities that will keep your beloved one active.
For instance, a reputable assisted living facility offers cultural events, entertainment options, exercise programs, and yoga classes with modified poses to keep seniors active. All this leads to optimal health and wellbeing for your beloved father or mother.
Care and Safety
Older adults are more prone to falls, getting lost, being scammed, and taking the wrong medication. With assisted living, you and your family members no longer need to worry about these problems. An assisted living facility has experienced and qualified staff that ensures proper care and safety.
Similarly, older adults need to retain some independence. Integrated Care Communities help residents with daily living activities, such as eating, dressing, and bathing, while maintaining their independence and autonomy. We aim to give you and your family members’ peace of mind by providing excellent care and support to your beloved mother, father, or elderly relative.
Proper Diet and Nutrition
Balanced diet and nutrition are essential for your elderly loved one. AT Integrated Care Communities, our professional staff ensures your beloved one gets both. We have experienced chefs with special training to prepare healthy meals for senior citizens. At the same time, we take care of their dietary needs and consider personal preferences to give them the best possible experience.