Assisted Living Could Alleviate a Lot of Stress for an Aging Senior

When you are injured and have difficulty getting around, do you feel stressed? Most people do, especially if they have other people counting on them. You might be a parent with young children or perhaps your kids are already off to college. Still, you understand how challenging things can get when you aren’t able to move around as easily as you once could. 

For aging seniors, this can be a very real problem. And, it can cause tremendous stress. When an elderly person is at assisted living, they have access to responsive staff members who can help with many tasks of daily life. 

This offers the opportunity to reduce stress, at least for the everyday routines of life. Each person is going to have to deal with the stress of aging, health issues, and even with their relationships to family and friends, but when it comes to the physical aspect of life, assisted living is a great option. 


What does assisted living truly offer aging seniors?

Assisted Living Daphne, AL: Assisted Living and Seniors

That all depends on the facility and the senior, but for the most part, a quality assisted living community is going to provide physical assistance as needed. This doesn’t mean a resident is going to require staff members to dote on them day and night because this is not nursing home. 

However, if an elderly resident has difficulty getting into and out of the shower one day because of arthritis or some other issue, staff can help. If a resident has trouble getting out of bed in the morning, a staff member can respond. 

A quality assisted living facility may also provide exercise options, such as a fitness center that is specifically designed for men and women of advancing years. 

One of the most important ingredients to any assisted living community is a sense of community. That means aging men and women will be surrounded by people their own age who have experienced many of the same struggles in life, and are facing similar challenges. 

That sense of community can be a great benefit for men and women as they get older. To have conversations and hear other people speak about the same struggles they are going through, it can reduce a great deal of stress. 

When many people face challenges and feel they are all alone, they don’t talk about it. When they don’t talk about it, it has a tendency to exacerbate that stress even more. So, the physical assistance and sense of community are just two reasons why assisted living can help alleviate a great deal of stress seniors may feel right now. 


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