Advantages of Assisted Living for Seniors and Their Relatives

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Our senior loved ones are often some of the most precious people in our families. Our parents, grandparents, and other older relatives are very important to us. Making sure that the older people in our families are happy, healthy, and able to enjoy a good quality of life is often a top priority for many people. However, this can sometimes involve having to make tough decisions regarding where they live and the care that they receive. If your senior relative has started to find it difficult to continue living in their own home, then it might be worth considering a move to an assisted living community. 

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living in places like Monarch Communities, are facilities designed to house seniors. This type of senior living offers seniors the chance to maintain their independence while getting access to support and care on-site in their own home. These communities are often made up of several apartments, rooms, or small houses and have various amenities on-site to allow seniors to get what they need easily. They are an ideal choice for seniors who will thrive being able to stay as independent as possible, while providing peace of mind for family members thanks to on-site professional care. Some of the main benefits of assisted living for seniors include:

More Independence

Compared to other options such as a nursing home, assisted living allows seniors to remain independent and live in their own homes for as long as possible. Seniors will have their own apartment or a private room with bathroom, giving them more autonomy. There are usually facilities and amenities on-site that allow seniors to shop for groceries, visit the gym or pool, take part in activities and more without having to plan a longer trip away from the site. 

Support On-Site

While independence for seniors is a top priority with many assisted living facilities, it’s often important that residents and their families have peace of mind when it comes to medical and other care needs. As our relatives get older, it’s not uncommon for them to have growing care and support needs, whether it’s healthcare needs or help getting around and doing everyday tasks. One of the main benefits of an assisted living facility is that assistance is on hand whenever your relative needs it. 

Social Life

Loneliness in older people is a worrying problem, and for many family members, the idea of their senior relative being online and lonely at home can be quite distressing. In older people, loneliness can lead to mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety, and can even have an impact on physical health, such as heart health. Because of this, encouraging your relative to socialize as much as possible and spend more time around other people is a wise idea. At an assisted living facility, there are several common areas, group activities, and plenty of opportunities for your relative to make and spend time with new friends. 

If your relative is struggling living in their own home, assisted living is an ideal option, providing a range of benefits for residents and their families.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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