Benefits of Choosing Assisted Living for Your Elderly Loved One! – Assisted Living in Satsuma AL

The decision to move your elderly loved one to an assisted living facility is often a difficult one that the whole family should make together.  In addition to having to find the right assisted living facility for your loved one, you will slowly have to discuss the decision with them, and let them know that soon they will be moving out of a home that they have lived in for years, and into someplace that is unfamiliar.  With the rising costs of many assisted living facilities, and the fact that the costs of these facilities have to come out of pocket, it is a good idea to know some of the great benefits that can be found when choosing to move your elderly loved one into one of these facilities. Assisted Living Satsuma AL

  • Community 

When your loved one moves into an assisted living facility, a new community instantly surround them with their own peers that will hopefully become their new friends soon.  In addition, your loved one will have access to many different social activities such as movies, time outdoors, outings, and even games.  Having this sense of community and the ability to connect with others is a great way to decrease the risk of depression in your loved one, and keep their mental abilities sharp.

  • Security 

Having your loved one live in one of these facilities is a great way to ensure that they are staying safe and secure.   When they lived on their own in their homes, it was easy for them to leave, and perhaps get lost and confused.  This will not happen with an assisted living facility.  In addition, there will always be people around who can watch out for any accidents that might take place.  Other security measures in place include handrails, ramps, and automatic doors.

  • Health 

There are many ways that an assisted living facility can promote proper health for your loved one.  Some of these examples include seminars discussing healthy habits, exercise sessions, nutritious meals every day, emergency services, and nurses that will check in on them all of the time.  It will be easy for someone to notice, and take action if it seems like something is wrong with the health of your loved one.

  • Transportation 

Another benefit that your loved one can enjoy at these facilities is the option for transportation.  Most residents who live in these facilities will find that driving has become dangerous for them.  This does not mean that they still do not need to get to social events, the grocery store, and their doctor appointments.  Many assisted living facilities will provide the transportation that your loved one needs that is much safer than allowing them to drive on their own.  It is important to check with the facility that you have chosen to see what kinds of transportation services they have available and when your loved one will be able to use them.

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