Assisted Living in Fairhope AL: Improving Life for Your Loved One!

Making the move to an assisted living facility can be a tough transition for your loved one.  However, you can make a difference in how your loved one takes to their new living arrangement.Assisted Living Fairhope AL

There are several ways to improve their outlook on life in an assisted living facility:

  • Visit more often.

Spending time with your loved one is the best way to keep them from feeling forgotten.  Bringing the grandchildren by can be a welcomed delight.  Do an activity together that they enjoy when you visit.

  • Bring them a special food that they like.

A special treat from the bakery or a favorite meal can be just the thing to brighten their mood.

  • Take your loved one out for the day.

Plan an outing with your loved one.  Go for a walk, to a museum, or a picnic in the park.

  • Make their room or apartment more home-like.

Help them arrange photos or items that help them remember good times.  Ask them if there is anything that they need to make them feel more at home.  Maybe a favorite chair, or other piece of furniture will create a more home-like feel.

  • Have a movie night.

Let your loved one pick out a movie to watch.  Pop some popcorn and enjoy an old favorite together.

  • Read together.

Reading is a great activity to do with your loved one.  Often the elderly are unable to read on their own for various reasons but it is still an activity that they enjoy.  Reading is an activity that will encourage conversation and strengthen your relationship.

  • Encourage socialization with other residents.

Living alone can create a sense of isolation and depression.  In an assisted living facility, your loved one can live somewhat independently, but also participate in activities that allow them to be around other residents.

Assisted living facilities offer a variety of services that will make your loved one’s life more enjoyable than the stress and worries that go with keeping up a home. They can remain as independent as they want or receive assistance with specific tasks.

The main thing is keeping your loved one safe and happy. Assisted living facilities can provide a home-like feel.  You can help your loved one by making sure their personal belongings, decorations, and memorabilia surround them.  Many seniors come to like the stress free living associated with an assisted facility once they get familiar with their new surroundings.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living  in Fairhope AL,  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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