Crafts and Entertainment at Assisted Living

Assisted Living in Saraland AL: Crafts and Entertainment at Assisted Living

Assisted Living in Saraland AL: Crafts and Entertainment at Assisted Living

People often want to know what types of crafts, entertainment, and other activities take place at assisted living facilities. Every facility is different, so there’s no way to compare or overgeneralize what is available. What’s important, though, is that seniors who may be considering assisted living for their future realize the benefits in staying active through a variety of crafts, entertainment, and simply spending time with other seniors.

Assisted living opens up new opportunities.

When people get older, whether they live alone or not, the moment they begin having difficulty with their mobility, getting around, and doing other activities, that’s the moment they might give up doing certain things. For example, a senior may be 76 and always wanted to learn how to sculpt. Yet, as she aged and lost some mobility and strength, she tossed that goal aside.

At a quality assisted living facility, that individual may actually have the opportunity to learn a new form of art, including sculpting. Not every assisted living facility is going to offer that opportunity, though, so how does one determine which facilities are more ideally suited for them?

Take a tour.

The best thing any elderly person considering assisted living can do is take a tour of the facility. On a tour, usually at designated times throughout the week, they can see the rooms where they might be able to live, the dining facility, entertainment facility, and different parts of the entire complex.

Many seniors are often surprised at moderate assisted living facilities. That’s because they have this sense that they are nothing but glorified nursing homes. In reality, those two types of senior living facilities are completely different from one another and nothing offers more benefit than a quality assisted living community for those who need any level of support throughout the day.

How much help does a person need to consider assisted living?

This is a common question many seniors and their families have; in reality, though, a senior doesn’t really need to require any help throughout the day in order to consider this as their living environment for the future.

They simply need the desire to be surrounded by peers, people their own age who share common interests and who are going through similar situations in life, wish to have plenty of options available to them when choosing this as their living environment for the future, and to understand the value of comfort and luxury.

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