Why Assisted Living? There Are Plenty of Great Reasons Seniors Choose This Option

Some might immediately assume assisted living is a last option for many seniors. In truth, a majority of seniors actually choose assisted living because they want to, not because they feel compelled to. 

There are plenty of great reasons why seniors choose assisted living over any other type of living environment. Some focus on activities. Some choose it for the support. Some like it for the resources. Some enjoy the people. 

No matter the reason, when a senior decides assisted living is best for their future, it can be met with a bit of anxiousness or even nervousness, regardless of the enthusiasm behind the decision. 

So why do some seniors choose assisted living over other senior care options? Let’s explore a few of the more common reasons. 


1. They no longer have to worry about general upkeep and maintenance.

Assisted Living Spanish Fort, AL: Great Reasons for Assisted Living

Whether an elderly person has been living in an apartment, condo, or house, when they choose assisted living it means they no longer have to worry about general upkeep. 

They will certainly need to keep their room relatively clean, but the staff at assisted living will be taking care of everything else. 

Imagine no longer having to worry about cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming the floors, cleaning the hallways, taking care of the furniture, the dishes, and more. 

It can be quite the relief for somebody of advancing years whose strength may have been in decline for some time. 


2. They get to spend time with peers their own age.

In many cases, seniors reconnect with friends at an assisted living facility. Sometimes, they reconnect with friends they haven’t seen in years and that can be a wonderful benefit. 

They can play games, watch movies or television programs, read together, go for walks together, and even dine together. These are all great benefits to choosing assisted living. 


3. They can feel safer.

With a quality assisted living facility, an aging senior can finally feel safer than they have in many years. At home, living alone, an elderly person might worry about slipping getting into or out of the tub, for example. 

They might be concerned about whether they will be able to get to the store that week. They may wonder if somebody will be around to help them take care of the yard, get something down from the attic, and so forth. 

When they choose assisted living, they will have support there when they need it. That can be a wonderful relief and just one more reason why growing numbers of seniors are choosing assisted living as they age. 


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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