Assisted Living Week Highlights Elderly Care in Mobile, AL

When it comes to elderly care, assisted living is one of the options that are available to millions of senior citizens around the country. September 8-14 is National Assisted Living Week, and it is intended to help highlight the need for quality elderly care and why seniors don’t need to suffer in silence, or to be alone during the Golden Years of their life.Elderly Care Mobile AL

Elderly care encompasses a wide range of options for any age senior. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in-home care are some of the most commonly used services for elderly care. There are millions of people across the country, though, who provide care for aging parents and grandparents on their own. They often do this because they do not realize that assisted living and other options for elderly care are affordable. They also might not understand what these different forms of care encompass.

Assisted Living Week is designed to highlight the benefits of living in a community with other seniors, and staff members who work together to form relationships and help each other through the latter years of life. This year, the National Center for Assisted Living has designated Assisted Living Week with the theme of “Homemade Happiness.”

The focus of “Homemade Happiness” is to show that certain connections are made between residents, staff, and family members who visit regularly, and that this builds a warm and welcoming home environment. Every individual within an assisted living community becomes an essential part of the actual feel of a community. Even the smallest things that someone does to help out an elderly individual becomes a vital component to assisted living.

A simple hello while walking down the hall, helping someone carry groceries, or even giving a person a ride to a doctor’s appointment are simple acts of kindness that are quite common in an assisted living environment. Assisted Living Week was designed to help other people understand this important and beneficial elderly care option that is available.

If you have an elderly loved one who is having difficulty with his or her daily care for maintaining the house, for example, assisted living might be a viable and great option to consider. Take the opportunity this year to look at what assisted living facilities have to offer. Call and visit an assisted living facility in your area, especially during National Assisted Living Week.

When it comes to elderly care, the best course is the one in which you elderly loved one is most comfortable, happy, safe and secure.

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