Three Common Rewards for Choosing Assisted Living

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Making the choice to move into an assisted living community is a great one for any senior, regardless of age. There are so many benefits to choosing assisted living over any other senior care option that it was difficult to narrow them down for this article.

Below are three rewards that are quite common for seniors who choose this living situation for their future. Many seniors enjoy these very same rewards and either you or a family member might just enjoy them as well.


Common Reward in Choosing Assisted Living #1: No longer having to worry about home maintenance and cleaning.

When an elderly individual moves into assisted living, they no longer have to be so concerned about keeping their home in good condition. They don’t have to worry about cleaning like they used to.

Sure, they will have to worry about keeping their room clean to some degree, but in comparison to living alone in an apartment or house, assisted living is a much easier option to consider.

Homeowners understand general maintenance is necessary as the years march on. If an elderly person is unable to keep up with general maintenance in their home, it can reduce the comfort, quality of enjoyment, and even the value of that home over time. No longer having to be concerned about that can be a great stress relief.


Common Reward in Choosing Assisted Living #2: Making new friends.

Another great benefit to choosing assisted living is the opportunity to meet other seniors and develop new friendships. Most seniors who choose this living environment end up meeting numerous people from all walks of life.

These seniors share common interests, experiences, goals, morality, and much more. It becomes easier to make friends with people who share some of these common traits with one another.


Common Reward in Choosing Assisted Living #3: They can be safer.

A senior who is having difficulty getting up and down stairs, getting out of bed, or just walking down the hall due to a loss of strength as the years press on may feel a lot less safe in their own home environment, especially if they live alone.

When they move into assisted living, they often experience a completely different environment that can help them feel safer and more comfortable and relaxed. Between the various safety features, amenities, and staff at assisted living, it can help seniors feel safer and that can lead to a higher quality of life as they begin to explore new opportunities.


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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