Better Health and Wellness in Assisted Living Communities
Good health and wellness is an important part of senior living. Designed to make life simpler and more comfortable, assisted living communities offer seniors the chance to live a semi-independent life, without the hassle of running a home. In addition, they get a chance to meet other residents from similar backgrounds and make new friends.
In contrast, when seniors live at home, very often they are alone all day with little to do. Low levels of activity and lack of exercise can hamper their health and overall sense of wellbeing.
How Do Assisted Living Communities Improve Senior Health and Wellness?
A combination of caring staff, a clean environment and exciting activities works toward improving the health and wellness of senior resident in an assisted living facility.
- Companionship: At assisted living communities, residents have the chance to spend quality time and relax in the company of others.
- Stimulating activities: Cookouts, strolls in the garden and fun games keep seniors active. The slightly competitive nature of some activities encourages the residents to better utilize their cognitive abilities.
- Regular exercise: Most assisted living communities offer a regular exercise program. Whether it’s low impact aerobics, Pilates, Tai Chi or yoga, the fitness training ensures that each participating resident stays active and healthy.
- Medical care: If a senior is left alone at home all day, you can’t really tell how long it will be before the required medical care is provided, especially in an emergency situation. At an assisted living facility, there is always a trained staff member available to act in case of a medical emergency.
Contact Adult Care Advisors today to discuss how placing your senior parent in an assisted living community can help improve health and wellness.