If You Discovered a Few Key Facts About Assisted Living That Went Against Your Basic Beliefs, Would You Consider It for Yourself or Someone You Know?

Preconceived notions are essentially a part of life. We all have them. They lead to prejudices and even a complete misunderstanding about other people, businesses, and opportunities that may be available for us or somebody we know. One of these issues that can become clouded by preconceived notions is assisted living.

Would you reconsider assisted living, either for yourself or somebody you know if new facts you learned about it were contrary to what you had already assumed? If so, then it’s important to understand the basic facts and what many people incorrectly assume about assisted living. Let’s detail some of those facts here.

Assisted Living in Theodore AL: Discovering the Facts

Assisted Living in Theodore AL: Discovering the Facts

Assisted living allows seniors to still live as independently as they want.

When people hear the term assisted living, they immediately think of a nursing home or some other facility where an aging individual goes and is told what they can or can’t do, is forced to take part in various activities, has few options when it comes to meals, and so on.

A quality assisted living community will provide as many activities as is possible and reasonable for that particular community, but seniors are in no way forced to take part in any or all of them. As for dining, a quality community will provide a fine dining establishment with plenty of meal options for its residents.

Assisted living is ‘the end’ for elderly residents.

This may very well be the last place a person lives for their life, but it doesn’t mean they are moving into this facility for the final months of their life. It means they no longer have to worry about the general maintenance, upkeep, and cleaning of their home or apartment building.

It provides residents an opportunity to live without the general hassles and frustrations that go along with home ownership or living alone.

Seniors often report better social interactions and lives at assisted living.

Many seniors often discover they have reconnected with people they had known many years ago, have met new seniors who share common interests, and have become busier than they ever thought possible when they choose assisted living.

For those who may be skeptical about these claims, they are encouraged to contact an assisted living facility and go on a tour. A tour is one of the best ways for seniors and others to get an honest, accurate assessment about whether or not this truly would be an asset for them at this time or in the future.

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