Overwhelmed with the Responsibilities of Home Life? Assisted Living Is an Option

Most adults can attest to the fact that taking care of a house, apartment, or other home environment can be difficult. With small children running around it becomes almost overwhelming. As we get older, though, as our children grow up, leave the house, and everything seems to quiet down, that doesn’t make things easier. In fact, for many seniors, keeping up with the general cleanliness and maintenance of a house can feel overwhelming. That’s where assisted living can be an option to discuss.

Assisted Living in Fairhope AL: When Taking Care of a House is Overwhelming

Assisted Living in Fairhope AL: When Taking Care of a House is Overwhelming

Many people assume assisted living is just for those seniors who can’t take care of themselves.

In reality, this can be a wonderful option for those who are tired of trying to keep up with their house, don’t feel completely safe, feel overwhelmed with so many of the basic responsibilities of cooking, cleaning, or even taking care of the outside premises.

Why is assisted living such a great option to consider?

Many elderly men and women, even those who were reluctant to even consider the prospect of assisted living for a while, ultimately realize there are many benefits it offers. Perhaps the most important is safety.

Because the staff at many assisted living communities are well-trained, diligent, and focused on the elderly residents, they are attuned to prospective and potential safety issues that may arise. They may be called on to help somebody get out of bed safely. They may be asked for assistance getting down the hall or to the lobby or perhaps even to the dining facility.

Another reason why so many men and women are thrilled with their choice of assisted living is because of the amenities. There are numerous amenities, and every facility is different.

They get to be surrounded by peers their own age.

It’s wonderful to have great relationships with family and friends, even those who are generations apart, but when going through this stage in life, it can provide a great deal of comfort to have other seniors facing the same challenges, having the same concerns, or who have gone through some of the same circumstances. It builds a sense of camaraderie that can’t be matched anywhere else.

On top of all this, quality assisted living facilities will provide activities that are truly in line with what their elderly residents enjoy. For those seniors simply frustrated by trying to keep up with their housework, attending to the yard, and not feeling safe most days, assisted living is a wonderful option to consider.

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