Senior living can be fearful for all parties involved, from the senior to the senior’s family members. Today, there are many options available, ranging from assisted living for those who require daily care to independent living for more active adults. Read the following common fears and learn how they no longer apply to modern senior care:
Boredom and Loss of Independence
Senior living communities provide activities and amenities to prevent boredom. Possibilities include lifelong learning, field trips, fitness classes and personal enrichment options. Seniors often find that they have more freedom to decide what to do with their time and can maintain their independence, even if they require extra help with household chores.
Advance financial planning, combined with Social Security or VA benefits, can help work out the costs of senior living, to the point where it is almost the same cost as living at home. Home health care may also help reduce the cost of senior communities.
Quality of Care
Senior communities provide improved quality of life and better health over living alone, where seniors may be isolated. Seniors in communities are less likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. Serious conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, may be improved through daily activities, mental stimulation and personalized care.Senior living may seem like a scary prospect, but it has evolved in its mission to provide dignity, improved quality of life and safety. Contact Oakridge Gardens Rehabilitation & Memory Center at 920-739-0111 to learn how to combat fears about senior living.