Three Amazing Benefits a Quality Assisted Living Facility Offers Older Americans

Assisted living may have a certain connotation within the minds of some people. This is often due to misconceptions they have regarding elder care options. In reality, though, assisted living is one of the best options for aging Americans, especially those who may be dealing with limited mobility, health issues, or simply no longer wish to be responsible for the general cleanliness and maintenance of their home.

There are numerous benefits assisted living offers older Americans. Below are three that may just help convince an aging parent, grandparent, or somebody else you know to at least look into this option more closely.

Amazing Benefit #1: Wonderful fellowship.

Assisted Living Pascagoula, AL: Benefits of Quality Assisted Living

In most cases, the elderly men and women who call an assisted living facility home are personable, friendly, and share many common interests with one another. A lot of seniors feel loneliness, isolation, and wish to maintain some semblance of community, but when they live alone, it’s very difficult.

This can be exacerbated when an older American no longer drives or has difficulty using public transportation. By choosing assisted living, they will be surrounded by like-minded peers with whom they can forge friendships and maybe even reconnect with people they haven’t seen in a long time.

Amazing Benefit #2: Great support.

A quality assisted living community is going to have exceptional support services starting with the experienced, dedicated staff. Many of the residents of quality facilities are also great support systems for those seniors who may be starting out in this new world for the first time.

Having this kind of support is optimal for aging seniors who might struggle with mobility, memory, or other challenges associated with aging.

Amazing Benefit #3: Dining options.

Not all assisted living facilities are the same, so it’s important not to associate one with all others. Some assisted living communities are simply more dedicated to the care and support of seniors than others. One of the ways to determine this is to look at their dining options.

Cafeteria style eating may not be the best, especially for aging seniors. A restaurant style dining option, however, including its own chef could be a wonderful way to enjoy healthy, diverse meals that give the body the nutrition it needs.

When helping an aging senior determine whether or not assisted living is best for them, it’s important to focus on the benefits it can offer. There are many other benefits besides the food and when you take a tour, visit a facility, and ask questions, it should become clear precisely how an assisted living facility can support the senior in your life.


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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