Yes, Moving an Aging Parent into Assisted Living CAN Provide a Great FOUNDATION for Wellness

When discussing assisted living with an aging parent or other family member, it’s not just going to impact that person, but the entire family. Well, it may not affect the entire family, but those who have a vested interest in ensuring this senior is safe, comfortable, and has a high quality of life.


How does assisted living offer an improved quality of life?

Assisted Living Mobile, AL: Moving an Aging Parent into Assisted Living

This may not be the case for every senior, but for those who spend most of their days alone, feeling isolated, unable to go and visit friends or take part in various activities, that can have a dramatic impact on their mental health and well-being. It can be emotionally tiring to sit around all day, every day with few visitors, not many phone calls, and even struggling to take care of various tasks around the house.

In some of these situations, that elderly person may call on a friend, neighbor, or adult child who may not live too far away. They may call and ask for help taking out the garbage, picking something up from the store, or some other small, seemingly insignificant task, but as they begin relying of support, enjoy the benefits of some companionship (even though it may only last for a few minutes), they might start calling more frequently for help.


This can start to place more stress and pressure on family.

That individual, whether it’s an adult child, sibling, niece or nephew, or however they are related to this senior, they may start to worry. They wonder if this senior’s safe, if they might have fallen and are unable to call for help, and begin imagining all sorts of scenarios that could happen when somebody is not around for this person.

It starts to take a toll on everyone. Stress can affect people of all ages and can increase the risk of a wide range of health issues, including heart attacks, strokes, anxiety disorders, and much more.

By openly and honestly discussing assisted living with an aging parent, especially one who is living alone and may be struggling with his or her physical capabilities at the moment, this could pave the way to reduce stress and anxiety for everyone while also opening the door to a higher quality of life that aging senior.


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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