Yes, Seniors Can Enjoy as Much Privacy as They Want at Assisted Living

If you live in your own house or apartment, having long since left those college days of shared rooms, living spaces, and kitchens behind, it’s a great feeling, isn’t it? You have as much privacy as you want. Of course, when you get married, have children, or take on roommates to help pay the bills, your privacy is limited, but you still enjoy it, at least quite a bit more than during your childhood years.

Assisted Living in Daphne AL: Enjoying Privacy at Assisted Living

Assisted Living in Daphne AL: Enjoying Privacy at Assisted Living

Many people become protective of their privacy.

The longer a person has lived on their own, supporting themselves, and enjoying independence, the more fervently they want to hold onto it. This can be seen clearly among the elderly when they start having difficulty with their health, physical abilities, and struggles to take care of their own property.

They don’t want to think about other options because they worry about losing that independence.

They may even feel as though a change in their living situation could lead to a loss of privacy. There are numerous misconceptions seniors and their families have about assisted living, for example. One of those is that by choosing an assisted living community, they have to give up their privacy.

Many seniors have this notion their door needs to remain open at all times.

That is simply not the case. Assisted living provides an opportunity for elderly men and women to live in a community environment supported by experienced staff members who can assist with a wide range of basic daily tasks, most notably talking about activities going on, helping them get to a dining facility, or even occasionally assisting an elderly resident out of bed if they need that kind of support.

In most of these facilities, seniors can keep their doors open if they want, but they have every right to close them, too. They have the right to privacy. They have the right to participate in any type of activity they wish, or none at all. They have the right to eat alone in the dining facility or share a meal with a new friend they’ve made there.

Assisted living offers incredible benefits for aging seniors who may no longer wish to deal with the daily struggles of taking care of the house, including general maintenance, cleaning, or just navigating from the bedroom down the stairs to the kitchen to get a simple cup of tea.

No senior has to surrender his or her right to privacy when they choose a quality assisted living community.

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