So Many Options, So Why Is Assisted Living One of the Best for Aging Seniors?

Is assisted living the only option for elderly men and women? Of course not. It is one of several elder care options available to people of advancing years. Yet, it is one of the best for seniors to consider.


There are plenty of reasons, actually, and we are going to highlight a few of them below. Keep in mind that when it comes to elder care decisions, it is, ultimately, up to the senior.

While you and other people in the family may have the senior’s best interest at heart, you need to always remember this is their decision. While you may assume assisted living is great, and it is, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about it, especially among an aging population.

Now, let’s talk about some of the many great reasons why assisted living remains one of the top elder care options for aging men and women.

1. It can remove a tremendous amount of stress.

Life is stressful. It doesn’t matter whether you are in your 20s, 50s, or 80s. Just making it through each day can be

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stressful. Financial pressures are often one of the biggest stressors in adult life, at least in the United States.

But it’s not the only one.

Just learning to take care of yourself or having to struggle physically as you get older can lead to mounting stress. When an aging person decides assisted living is best for their future, they are making a commitment to actually reduce stress levels in their life.

In the beginning, though, stress may increase because of this transition in life. Moving is one of the top stressors, but once the senior settles into a quality assisted living facility, they will begin to notice that stress decreases.

How is this possible?

Because of the staff support. Seniors at assisted living don’t have to worry about cleaning, preparing meals, or even general upkeep and maintenance of their home like they did most of their adult life. That can reduce stress tremendously.

2. Companionship.

Human beings are social creatures by design. We are meant to be surrounded by other people, to have conversations, and to share community. That is precisely what elderly men and women get when they move into an assisted living community.

Companionship. They may reconnect with friends they haven’t seen in many years or, more likely, make new friends. These friendships can last the rest of their life.

3. An opportunity to maintain a higher quality of life.

When an aging senior is at home, living alone, and struggling each day, most likely their quality of life has diminished. They are not active like they used to be. They have given up so many of the things they once enjoyed.

Moving into assisted living can offer a new lease on life, allowing elderly men and women the opportunity to boost quality of life. For most people, that is one of the biggest benefits assisted living will offer them or somebody they love.

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