There are many reasons to consider moving into an assisted living community. While motivation can vary from needing help, to looking for companionship, assisted living facilities can drastically improve your quality of life and overall wellness.
These communities, like Dominion Senior Living, offer a wide variety of services for seniors with many different care needs and personalities. It’s important to understand that these communities, including Dominion Senior Living, embrace resident choice and allow residents to have control in their day-to-day lives.
Let’s explore some of the top reasons you may choose to move into assisted living.
Assisted living communities provide a safe, comfortable, and secure environment to continue living a high-quality life. It’s not uncommon for seniors living alone to feel unsure about their safety. Older adults are particularly susceptible to things like burglary or injury as a result of living alone. By nature, communal living lends itself to being safer than living alone in the house. Similarly, in the case of a health emergency, trained and caring staff are ready to assist 24 hours a day.
Socialization with other seniors is a big part of why we see people thrive in our assisted living communities. As a whole, regular socialization leads to happier and healthier seniors. When living alone, many seniors do not get an opportunity to interact with others as much as they need due to transportation or health reasons. Residing in an assisted living community, like Dominion Senior Living, means friends are just an apartment away! There is always someone willing to play a game, listen to music, enjoy a snack, listen to music or attend community events with on a daily basis.
Care When Needed
We all need help from time to time. You may be thinking, but I don’t need it! A benefit of assisted living is that there’s someone there to help when necessary. While living alone, there is no one to share in daily responsibilities like dressing, bathing, cleaning, and cooking. In assisted living, there’s always a smiling and friendly face to help should you need it one day. With less time spent on necessary tasks and upkeep, you are free to have fun and do what you enjoy!
Delicious, Healthy Meals
Living alone can make cooking difficult. Cooking feels like a chore when it has to be completed day-in and day-out, multiple times a day. Sometimes it is easier and more convenient just to eat a pre-packaged frozen dinner. Unfortunately, neither of those options are particularly healthy. Assisted living gives you the ability to get healthy and delicious food for every meal paired with the convenience of it being available in the dining room. At Dominion Senior Living, food is prepared with residents in mind, from likes and dislikes to dietary restrictions there’s something for every taste.
Because of mobility declines as we age, driving becomes an intimidating experience. Assisted living helps remove the worry and stress associated with driving or coordinating transportation. Here at Dominion Senior Living, we provide group transportation for shopping and appointments. We also offer coordination of transportation for our residents outside of our regular outings.