Learning to Love Life Again Is Possible Once You Understand the True Value of Assisted Living

The more a person struggles with daily life, the more it can feel as though every day is frustrating, a burden, or not worth it. When that individual is living alone, doesn’t get to spend much time with friends or family, those feelings of isolation and frustration can become exacerbated. That’s just another reason why assisted living is such an asset to consider.

Many seniors who felt as though life was no longer worth living -that there was no point in struggling, trying to overcome certain health issues, regain mobility, or even survive because they were unable to pursue activities they loved, spend time with other people, or even enjoy a simple yet clean home environment- suddenly discovered a completely different perspective when they moved into assisted living.


Why assisted living offers such benefit.

Assisted Living Spanish Fort, AL: The Value of Assisted Living

There are many reasons why assisted living can be a wonderful asset for seniors, especially those who have given up various activities, either by choice or because of health issues and physical limitations.

In many of these cases, aging seniors find themselves living alone, unable to visit with friends, and missing out on activities they used to enjoy. By choosing an assisted living facility, they are suddenly exposed to more activities, possibly arts and crafts, perhaps trips to the mall, or simply the opportunity to stroll along well-maintained grounds and sit on benches to watch the wildlife.

With all these new activities to enjoy, quality of life often improves. Some seniors even discover activities they never thought they would get the chance to try, such as learning to play a musical instrument, painting on canvas, and so forth.


This is why assisted living could be a great asset for the senior in your life.
It may not seem easy to convince an aging parent, grandparent, or somebody else you love to at least consider assisted living, but far often, people have misconceptions about this type of living environment.

The more you learn about assisted living, the more likely you’ll be able to explain the benefits it offers. Most people are afraid of change, especially if they feel as though they are losing control of their life.

By choosing assisted living, seniors still maintain independence and full autonomy, but they suddenly have a place that offers the optimal level of support and some wonderful activities that can help them (once again) learn to love life each day.


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