Three Reasons Some Seniors Are Thrilled to Have Made the Choice of Assisted Living

Making the choice to move into an assisted living community can feel wonderful for a lot of seniors. Some elderly men and women, though, are a bit reluctant. They may feel as though they don’t have any other viable option or they were pressured into this by their children or other family members.

At the end of the day, there are numerous reasons why some men and women in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s are completely happy and even thrilled that they made this choice. In some cases, they could be thrilled with their choice before they even move in, but many of them become relieved and even extremely happy within the first couple of days or weeks.

Assisted Living in Chickasaw AL: An Exciting Choice

Assisted Living in Chickasaw AL: An Exciting Choice

Here are three reasons why some aging men and women ultimately become incredibly enthusiastic about the decision they made to choose assisted living.

Reason #1: They get the opportunity to make new friends.

When people are living at home alone, when they can’t get out and partake in various activities, they can feel isolated and alone. They may have friends still in the area, but if neither they or their friends have the ability to drive or use other transportation options, they may be limited to just a few phone calls.

By choosing assisted living, these men and women get an opportunity to not just potentially reconnect with friends they haven’t seen in many years, but to also make new friends, share common interests, and even be introduced to others they may never have otherwise crossed paths with.

Reason #2: The activities can be fun.

Every assisted living community is different, but when the activities are right in line with what the senior enjoys, it can be exciting. There could be something for them to look forward to every single week and possibly even every day.

By having things to do that are thoroughly enjoyable, it can help to boost quality of life.

Reason #3: Great support.

With highly experienced staff members at the right assisted living community, senior residents can get wonderful support. Whether they need emotional encouragement, some advice on various activities that may be taking place, or physical assistance to get into and out of the shower, out of bed, or just down to the dining facility, they can usually get it, at least to some degree, at most facilities.

If these three reasons aren’t enough, an elderly person who might consider assisted living is encouraged to go on a tour and see firsthand what it can offer them.

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