Three Stunning Revelations Seniors Have AFTER Moving into Assisted Living

Uprooting your life and changing everything is not easy. In fact, out of all the stressors in life, moving is one of the top three. Even people who are excited about a move can often feel incredibly stressed as a result. For seniors who have chosen assisted living, they may worry about what the future may hold, be reluctant about this living arrangement, but ultimately understand it is for their best. 

Growing numbers of seniors, however, are discovering that once they choose assisted living, things tend to change. And quickly. 

Below are three stunning revelations many seniors have had after choosing and moving into assisted living. Many of them believe if they had known this beforehand, they would have been far more eager to get going and starting their new life at this assisted living facility. 


Stunning Revelation #1: It’s like upscale living.

Assisted Living Citronelle, AL:Revelations after moving into Assisted Living

Assisted Living Citronelle, AL:Revelations after moving into Assisted Living

Of course, not all assisted living facilities are the same, so you can’t apply this as a blanket statement to all of them. However, those that are truly dedicated to the benefit and welfare of their residents go out of their way to have a wonderful facility that is well-maintained and offers great options. 

Seniors discover that when they choose a quality assisted living community, they have a great dining facility, much like an upscale restaurant. They have great entertainment options, activities, and the grounds are well-maintained and safe. 


Stunning Revelation #2: There are no longer alone. 

Many residents at assisted living were previously living alone at home. They may have spent time with friends, but not nearly as often as they would’ve liked. Their inability to drive, difficulty with mobility, and other factors may have limited their interaction with friends. 

At assisted living, they not only often reconnect with old friends they haven’t seen in a long time, they also have a great opportunity to make new friends with people their own age, who understand the challenges and frustrations they feel or felt while living alone. 


Stunning Relation #3: They feel alive once again. 

Many residents who choose assisted living had effectively given up on life, being alone and struggling with their health, mobility, and other factors. 

Once they moved into this new community, though, they came alive. There were things to do, activities to look forward to each day, and they had other seniors just like them offering encouragement, friendship, and community. 

These revelations can be powerful at helping other seniors choose assisted living for themselves. 


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