While it might seem advantageous to live in your home, there are many reasons why it can make sense to consider assisted living. In many cases, choosing to move into an assisted living apartment can be a better option than staying in your home.
Depression is very common in older adults, and there are many reasons why depression afflicts seniors. Health issues certainly can contribute as well as the stress of losing friends or a spouse and the frustration of losing one’s independence. Another big factor in depression is lack of companionship and many older adults are living alone. In an assisted living facility, you will find a wide variety of people as well as a variety of activities, and this can greatly improve your quality of life.
Assisted living facilities offer many other advantages, as well, including a healthier lifestyle. Not only are there many opportunities for exercise, healthier foods are available than you might be preparing for yourself at home. You also won’t have to cook or clean up after meals, which leaves more time for your favorite activities. In addition, as we age, it can be hard to manage medications and the staff at an assisted living facility can help with that as well.
It’s not uncommon to have some trouble with the basics of daily life as we age. The assisted living staff can help you with grooming and dressing tasks, and even bathing and toileting if that is an issue. These facilities also are set up specifically to handle the needs of adults that might have mobility issues, and there is always someone around if you are injured or ill. If you fall at home or become very sick, it can be extremely difficult to summon help.
Assisted living facilities provide you with a hassle-free lifestyle that allows you to spend your time enjoying social activities or whatever you love to do in a safe, secure environment. In many cases, you might feel more independent and certainly safer in an assisted living situation.
Getting started is the hardest part, and we can help. Care Placement is a free service that matches people with assisted living in San Diego County and assisted living in Orange County. Simply fill out our basic questionnaire and a Care Placement specialist will be in touch with you to discuss your needs and your budget. There are many excellent assisted living options throughout Southern California, and we can help find you a place where you will be happy, healthy and secure.