Experienced Staff at Assisted Living Can Certainly Help with Some Basic Daily Activities

Assisted Living Daphne AL: Experienced Staff at Assisted Living Can Certainly Help with Some Basic Daily Activities

Assisted Living Daphne AL: Experienced Staff at Assisted Living Can Certainly Help with Some Basic Daily Activities

It can certainly be difficult struggling to get through each day, especially with your health in decline, your physical capabilities diminishing, and if you’re navigating the days with your best friend, your spouse. Getting older is not for the faint of heart. It takes an emotional and mental resolve that is often developed through the trials and tribulations of younger adult life.

When a person begins struggling with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), they might lean on that spouse, a sibling, or even a close friend. Of course, it all depends on what those tasks happen to be.

Some ADLs can be quite personal.

Having trouble taking a shower could lead an aging senior to avoid asking an adult child who lives in town (or even in the same house) for help. So, that senior might either struggle and hope for the best or simply let their personal hygiene diminish.

Assisted living can certainly be a valuable resource people may wish to consider, but because it’s not anything remotely the same as a nursing home, too many people have misconceptions about it.

Just because assisted living doesn’t offer the same level of medical support, it doesn’t mean they don’t help at all.

In fact, the name ‘assisted living’ is derived from the idea that seniors can receive some physical assistance for a number of tasks throughout the day. It is also characterized by a facility designed for residents to no longer have to worry about general maintenance or cleanliness of their own homes or apartments.

Some aging residents might require assistance getting out of bed some mornings. For example, an elderly resident at a quality assisted living facility might be diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. On certain mornings the arthritis can be so painful they struggle just to climb up and get out of bed.

They can call on the services of a staff member at this assisted living facility to come into the room, assist them properly and safely, and even help guide them to the bathroom, the shower, or in getting dressed.

The best option is to seek experienced assisted living facilities.

An assisted living facility that employs inexperienced support staff is not looking out for the best interest of its residents. Sure, there will likely be new and inexperienced staff here and there, but there should also be highly trained, experienced, and dedicated professionals ready to assist residents if and when they require some limited physical support at any time of the day or night.

If you or an aging loved one are considering assisted living in Daphne, 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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