3 Ways Assisted Living Can Improve Confidence for Seniors

Confidence is an interesting phenomenon. When people have confidence, it seems as though everything goes their way. That seems to add more confidence, which then improves various aspects of their life. It’s kind of the opposite of a catch 22. In a Catch-22 situation, when something begins to go wrong or is not allowed to happen, it makes everything else seem impossible.


Assisted Living in Citronelle AL: 3 Ways Assisted Living Can Improve Confidence for Seniors

By choosing assisted living, it can actually help seniors feel more confident in life. When they feel more confident, they may report a higher quality of life, be more interested in activity, and even be more personable, reaching out to strangers and making new friends.

There are many ways that assisted living can help seniors increase their confidence level, including three that we list here.

1. Seniors are surrounded by peers.

When a senior is living alone, having difficulty getting up and down the stairs, taking care of themselves in a safe and healthy manner, it can directly impact their confidence level. If a senior’s living with their adult child and his or her family, they may be surrounded by people who are physically at the peak of their life.

They can observe these younger adults, children, and even grandchildren who are running around performing all sorts of tasks and wish they could still do those with ease. That can have a negative impact on their confidence.

2. Physical support when needed.

Instead of calling an adult daughter or son or some other family member or friend when they need help, staff members at assisted living are ready to provide assistance they need.

This can have a direct and positive impact on their confidence levels.

3. Safety.

When people don’t have to worry about their safety anymore, because there’s a great support system surrounding them, it can help them feel better about their situation, their surroundings, and even inspires them to pursue various activities.

When a senior chooses assisted living as their primary residence, they often discover there are so many benefits that they begin to reach out, feel more confident in their future, and pursue activities that are of interest to them. This builds even more confidence in the days, weeks, and months that followed.

If you’re trying to convince an elderly family member to consider assisted living, think about how it could benefit them with the perspective of increased confidence. When they see it from that perspective, they may be more inclined to consider it, even if they had dismissed the idea outright.

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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