Active Seniors (or Seniors Who WISH to Be More Active) Invariably Find Assisted Living a Great ASSET in Later Life

Getting older can be exciting for some, but it’s going to bring along with it a few challenges unique to seniors, namely losing muscle and strength and therefore having more difficulty performing even the most basic tasks of everyday life. Struggling with mobility can also mean having trouble visiting with friends and participating in a host of activities. Seniors who face these increasing challenges can either choose to remain where they are at home or they can decide that assisted living is the best option.

Why is assisted living such a great option?

Assisted Living Mobile, AL: Active Seniors in Assisted Living

First and foremost, people most often wish to remain active. However, with more trouble getting out of bed, taking a shower, or even preparing meals, it means the need for more physical support at times and less likelihood that they’ll be able to do some of the same things they used to with ease, and it also means limitations when it comes to activity.

Having experienced staff on hand to help when needed (within reason) can be a great emotional asset that can set a senior’s mind at ease. Simply knowing somebody is there if you need them can be a great relief.

Another reason assisted living is a great option depends on the facility.

Every facility is different and some may have various activities, including entertainment, arts and crafts, music, and even getting outside to go to the park, visit a mall, go to an art gallery, etc., and that could be exactly what some particular seniors are most interested in enjoying.

Not enough can be said about other seniors surrounding an aging individual.

Being surrounded by peers can be a great asset for just about anyone. More often than not, seniors may even find friends they had lost touch with many years ago at a particular facility. They will often make new friends, build new emotional connections, and feel inspired just because there are other men and women who are going through some of the same challenges.

Elderly men and women who want to remain as active as they can, within the confines of their own physical capabilities, can do so at assisted living. It’s a wonderful option to consider for anyone who may be feeling isolated and alone, who may spend the vast majority of their time at home alone, and simply wish to maximize quality of life, especially during these Golden Years.


If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living in Mobile, 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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