Assisted Living Promotes Safety for Those with Vision or Hearing Related Problems


Assisted Living in Pascagoula AL: Assisted Living Promotes Safety for Those with Vision or Hearing Related Problems

Dealing with hearing or vision loss of any kind can not just be frustrating, it can also pose serious safety issues. For elderly individuals dealing with some type of vision related problems or hearing loss, they may have a much more difficult time being safe within the comfort of their own home.

It’s important to have a safe environment.

People want to be surrounded by safe things. They want to feel safe within the comfort of their home. However, when people get older, they may not feel as safe as they once did.

This could be related to a loss of strength, balance, health issues, and other situations. It’s one of the reasons why assisted living is such a viable option to consider for most elderly individuals.

Attentive staff can help.

While there are certainly numerous situations that can compromise safety for individuals at home, when they choose assisted living for their future, they will be surrounded by attentive staff members.

The staff at most of assisted living facilities will have a great deal of experience and be on the lookout for things that may cause safety issues for some of their residents. If, for example, a senior requires assistance getting out of bed in the morning because they have limited strength, a staff member may be able to help them. That can certainly promote a safer environment.

Other seniors will often have similar challenges.

Other residents at a particular assisted the facility will probably be dealing with similar situations, including health issues, physical limitations, a loss of strength, trouble simply walking down the hall, and more.

By being surrounded by peers who are going through the same challenges, seniors can gather are great deal of insight and information to help them cope with these new challenges in life.

There may be activities specifically designed for these troubles.

If a person has limited mobility, requires a cane or walker to get around, they probably won’t be taking part in any serious physical activities. That doesn’t mean they have to go without enjoying the benefits of being active, getting some exercise, or spending quality time with other seniors who share common interests with them.

There may be a number of activities they still find interesting and even look forward to that will also help keep them safer. Some of these activities may be tailored to those dealing with some type of hearing or vision related difficulties.

If you or an aging loved one are considering assisted living in Pascagoula, AL, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living at 251-317-3017.

About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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