3 Ways to Make Life at Assisted Living Even Better for Aging Seniors this Year

Assisted Living in Citronelle AL

There are a number of things seniors and their family members can do to help make the transition to assisted living easier and more comfortable.

Here are three ways you and other members of your family can actually make a positive difference in an elderly loved one’s life (as well as other seniors), whether they’re just moved into an Assisted-Living-Citronelle-ALassisted living community, are planning to do so in the near future, or have been living there for several years.

1. Visit.

This is arguably one of the most important things anyone can do to support a loved one in their Golden Years of life. It’s easy to get caught up in the responsibilities and daily rigors of life and not have time to stop by or even make a phone call to a loved one. However, these visits can be incredibly important.

Visiting seniors, either at home, at an assisted living facility, or in the hospital can provide tremendous emotional support that can make them realize they are truly loved.

2. Volunteer.

There are numerous organizations all across the country that go around to various senior homes, assisted living communities, and even nursing homes to provide activities and other entertainment for seniors.

If you have a loved one in an assisted living community right now, and if you have some type of hobby, special interest, or talent you could share with them and some of their peers, why not volunteer?

There are so many opportunities to engage seniors and provide them a higher quality of life by opening them up to new hobbies and interests.

3. Choose the right facility.

Not all assisted living communities are the same so it’s a good idea to take some time and visit several different facilities in the area with your elderly loved one.

Keep in mind that you may feel it’s best for them to move closer to you, but if they want to remain close to their friends, it’s important to respect that.

When you consider these three things, hopefully you’ll be able to see how this can make life even better for those at assisted living. Thanks to modern innovations and a concerted effort to improve the quality of life at these communities, it’s already great, but it can always get better.


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