Without Added Worry, Assisted Living Helps Residents Feel More Relaxed

There’s a lot to worry about in life. Even a simple life can have tremendous stress and anxiety, especially when were not paying attention. As people get older, concerns and worries seem to increase. That’s because health risks, diminishing strength, and limited mobility may also increase. 

Assisted living is a great option for aging men and women because it helps them feel more relaxed and comfortable in a safe and friendly environment. A lot of seniors, unfortunately, have various misconceptions about what assisted living is and what it offers. 

Those who choose assisted living ultimately realize that quality of life can actually improve. That’s because when they no longer have to worry about a wide range of issues that were common with everyday life at home in an apartment, house, condo, or some other structure, they can focus more on living life to the fullest. 


No longer having to worry about general maintenance.

Assisted Living Citronelle, AL: Assisted Living Helps Seniors Relax

That includes vacuuming the floors, washing the floors, cleaning, changing light bulbs, going out to pick up the mail from the end of the driveway, and so forth. Depending on where a person lived as they got older, they might have had a lawn to worry about. 

Imagine somebody in their 70s with limited mobility suddenly trying to figure out how they’re going to pick up the leaves, collects sticks, or even mow the lawn. Yes, there are services people hire to do that these days, but that’s an added expense. For somebody on a limited budget, that can be another worry or headache to have hanging over their heads. 


No longer having to prepare their meals. 

This can be another point of worry for an aging person who is experiencing less strength, mobility, and agility. Many younger adults fail to realize just how dangerous the kitchen is as far as a room in the house. 

While the bathroom is the most dangerous room, the kitchen is right behind it. Having to get something down from a cabinet might require a stepladder or dragging the kitchen chair over and climbing up on top of it. Imagine the risk in that. 

A lot of people also don’t realize that a dull kitchen knife is far more dangerous than a sharp one. That’s because a dull knife requires more pressure to cut through vegetables or meat and if it slips, it can cause a major laceration. 

A senior who chooses assisted living no longer has to worry about these issues and when they don’t have the worry, they can be more relaxed. They can enjoy a higher quality of life that he could assisted living community. 


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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