3 Reasons Assisted Living Is Ideal for Most Seniors

It may not seem like it to most people who have no experience, but assisted living is truly ideal for most seniors. Many people discount the idea of assisted living simply because they don’t know very much about it. 

In reality, the majority of seniors who move into an assisted living community are absolutely thrilled with their life as a result. There are many things to do, it is safe, and they can connect with peers their own age. 

Below are a few reasons why assisted living is truly ideal for of the majority of seniors who, ultimately, choose it for their future. 


Reason #1: They get support when needed.

Assisted Living Fairhope, AL: Reasons Assisted Living Is Ideal

Most seniors who move into an assisted living facility don’t need a great deal of help, at least not daily. They might need assistance every once in a while because of age, arthritis, other health issues, and certain other factors, but when they do need support, they simply have to call for it. 

When living at home alone, an aging person might call an adult child, friend, or neighbor for help, but then they have to wait until that person is able to get over there. 

That’s not conducive to a high quality of life. Yet, the majority of seniors who are at assisted living right now are enjoying a much higher quality of life because of this support than when they lived alone. 


Reason #2: It offers a sense of community. 

An assisted living facility is a community. It is a community of other seniors who are dealing with any number of physical, emotional, or even mental health challenges. Whether an aging person has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia where a memory care assisted living facility would be ideal or they are simply struggling with the tasks of everyday life, this sense of community is important. 

Having a community around you provides emotional benefit, a number of activities to enjoy, and the sense of belonging. This can help to improve outlook on life in many ways. 


Reason #3: It’s a safer option. 

As mentioned, when an elderly person has trouble getting around, who do they call? If they are living alone, it may not be as safe for them as it once was. 

With age comes physical limitations, diminishing strength, and increasing challenges just to get around. At a quality assisted living facility, however, seniors tend to be much safer, more secure, and more confident to pursue a quality of life they enjoy. 


If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living near Fairhope, 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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