Assisted Living Is a Great Option for Seniors

It’s easy to assume that a person who needs extra help throughout the day can certainly rely on family and friends, but they need to think about the long-term issues that can arise from that. Many family members and even close friends, possibly even neighbors, may be more than willing to offer assistance, especially to an elderly individual, but what if that person requires more and more help around the house, throughout the day, day after day, week after week, month after month? It can put a tremendous amount of pressure on those caregivers, which is why assisted living should be considered.

Assisted Living in Citronelle AL: A Great Option for Seniors

Assisted Living in Citronelle AL: A Great Option for Seniors

It is a great option.

Contrary to what some people may think, assisted living is one of the best senior care options available. Many people discount this avenue as a consideration because of various misconceptions. When people have certain preconceived notions about a type of service, individual, or even a group, they most often don’t look into it any further.

What makes assisted living a wonderful option?

First, it provides seniors a safe and comfortable environment in which to live. A person who moves into an assisted living facility would no longer have to worry about their home, maintaining it, keeping it clean, and the other responsibilities that come along with it.

Second, they will be surrounded by peers their own age.

Not only will these other residents be about the same age, if not somewhat older or younger, depending on the age of the senior himself or herself, but there will likely be a number of them who share common interests.

By sharing common interests, it can provide many of these men and women an opportunity to have conversations, pursue certain activities, and enjoy life in ways they no longer thought possible.

Finally, it is safe.

A quality assisted living facility is going to be staffed by experienced men and women who have a true passion for looking after elderly individuals, especially those who may be struggling with some aspect of mobility or their basic care.

If a senior doesn’t feel strong enough one day, they can simply call for assistance and be helped out of bed, into or out of the shower, or be given reminders about a variety of things, including when it’s time to take their medication or what activities would be going on throughout the day.

A quality assisted living community may also have quality dining, which is instrumental for good health, vitality, and even striking up conversations with other residents the senior may not yet know.

If you or an aging loved one are considering assisted living in 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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