Assisted Living Is Positively a Wonderful Option for These Amazing Reasons!

If you have been kicking around the idea of assisted living, either for yourself or an aging parent or other loved one, it is a great decision to make. You may have certain misconceptions about what assisted living is and offers or not know very much at all. 

It is a positive transition for seniors who need some support or who simply no longer wish to hassle with the rigors of maintaining and cleaning their home, apartment, or other living environment. 

Don’t misunderstand, though: assisted living is about living as independently as possible, with minimal assistance. Some people may require more help than others, but the end goal is the same. To help seniors maintain a high quality of life without the safety concerns and other rigors that come along with living alone. 

Below are a few great reasons why assisted living is a wonderful option to consider, either for yourself or somebody you care about. 


Reason #1: It is truly living.

Assisted Living Chickasaw, Al: Assisted Living is a Wonderful Option

This isn’t about end-of-life care or requiring significant medical attention because of chronic health issues, a stroke, or other major health ailments. This is about living life to the fullest, with some challenges. 

Assisted living is all about supporting seniors who need that level of assistance. The staff at assisted living will be attentive to the needs of residents, be respectful of their independence and autonomy, and the facility itself should provide a wealth of activity, entertainment, or opportunities for residents to meet and mingle with one another. 


Reason #2: It allows the senior to no longer worry about burdensome things. 

If cleaning, going up and down stairs, doing laundry, cooking, and other basic tasks of everyday life are challenging or something the senior no longer wishes to deal with, assisted living takes care of that. 

Instead of having to worry about cleaning up the room, vacuuming the house, or even preparing meals, elderly residents of assisted living can enjoy life with somebody else taking care of those little things. 


Reason #3: Seniors can connect with peers. 

Whether it’s friends they haven’t seen in many years, new friends, or what have you, elderly residents get an opportunity to connect with people their own age. That is a great way to feel as though life still matters. 

When you understand many of the other reasons why assisted living is a wonderful option to consider, you will be enthusiastic in your desire to convince the senior in your life to consider it. 


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