When a lot of people hear the term “assisted living,” they think of a life void of independence, privacy, and purpose, but that’s just not true. What assisted living really does is help with some of the activities of daily living, like managing medications, dressing, or bathing. Aside from getting help with daily activities when they need it, assisted living residents enjoy all of the same things they did before they moved in, plus some extra bonuses. They’re welcome to spend their time the way they want with an activities calendar that’s always full of suggestions. They can eat what they want, when they want, and, thanks to an on-site kitchen staff, they’ll never have to prep a meal or wash a dish.
If your mom or dad is ready to enjoy their retirement, with a little extra help, it might be time to consider assisted living. Find a Milestone Retirement community near you to get started.