Senior living puts the focus on providing the comfort and convenience of home. If you haven’t visited a community, you may find yourself surprised to discover all the advantages offered.
Today’s senior living communities
If you or your parents are beginning to need a helping hand with the basic tasks of daily living, assisted living can be the perfect place to call home. Take a look at just a few of the benefits you’ll find:
Your parents will be able to choose from different floorplans, sizes, numbers of bedrooms, as well as location in the building and any views available. They’ll also be able to personalize their home to make it their own.
Support for an independent lifestyle
Continuing to live on their own and make their own decisions helps your parents remain independent. Knowing there is assistance restores confidence in a resident’s abilities and relieves them from feeling guilty about always calling on their children.
Assistance with daily tasks
Having access to help doesn’t make someone more dependent. In fact, it’s just the opposite. They may be simple tasks but they take away the worry, concern and frustration if your parents struggle with bathing safely, grooming or managing their medications.
A life free of home upkeep and the headaches of ownership are at the top of many retiree’s lists. No longer worrying about unexpected and often expensive repairs or renovations not only relieves the mind but frees up more time to be spent on enjoyable activities.
Senior living amenities
But when it comes to living an enriched life, today’s seniors are looking for much more – and they’ll discover communities who deliver.
The following are some of the senior living amenities and services you’ll find:
1. Delicious and nutritious dining
Imagine the luxury of being able to eat healthy and maintain a good diet but no longer being responsible for planning, preparing or cleaning up afterward. That’s what you’ll find in an assisted living community.
2. Scheduled activities
People once thought of bingo when they considered community life but those days are nowhere to be found. Instead, today’s senior living amenities include access to a monthly calendar of events with enough variety that there is bound to be something of interest for everyone.
3. Opportunities to meet and make new friends
It can be harder to meet new people as you grow older as the opportunities decrease. But if an assisted living community is home, there’s little chance of loneliness or social isolation settling in. Communities provide many opportunities to meet other residents and neighbors from fun events, happy hours and even crossing paths in the common areas.
4. On-site fitness centers and classes
Your parents can meet all their wellness goals if they choose an assisted living community that offers a great senior living amenity - an on-site fitness center. No more struggling to get to a gym. Instead, they’ll find everything they need right outside their door.
5. Art studios, social events and entertainment
Are your parents ready to resurrect their artistic side? Perhaps they’ve been waiting for the chance to bring out the paint brushes and canvas and express themselves with color. Or maybe your parents will relish the social opportunities and entertainment.
6. Salons and spas
Having an on-site salon to get your hair done or treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure can be the luxurious gift you give yourself – and with no need to drive across town. Assisted living makes everything just a little bit easier with their senior living amenities.
7. Scheduled transportation
If your parents no longer drive, they may feel as if they’re missing out and have been staying at home instead. Not only does this increase the risk of isolation but there’s no need to worry when a community becomes home as they can enjoy the ride.
8. Enhanced security and safety features
As we grow older, we often become more concerned or anxious about our wellbeing, especially if we are living at home alone. But this senior living amenity - additional security features and the reassurance that someone is always there if help is ever needed - can greatly add to your parents’ sense of safety.
Milestone Retirement Communities
If your family is considering retirement living, we hope you will consider Milestone Retirement Communities. We are a trusted resource and are here to answer any questions. Find out for yourself all that a Milestone community has to offer you or your loved one, contact a community near you today to schedule a tour.