As our loved ones get older, they lose the ability to do things that were once normal for them. If you are the primary caregiver, you want to make sure that they have everything they need and are ultimately happy. You may not know what you can do to offer some assistance to your loved one besides moving them to assisted living. We are going to tell you about a few different things that you can do in order to maintain independence in assisted living.
Tip #1 – Personalize
When moving to assisted living, it is important that you find a location that feels like home – somewhere where your loved one can personalize their space according to their wishes. This is from the welcome mats in the doorway to the art that you hang on the wall. You want to feel comfortable and at home – not a sterile and stuffy environment.
At our location, we make sure that seniors feel at home. This means that even their new assisted living home feels like home – this means having a welcoming attitude, offering a place to garden, and always making sure that you adhere to certain privacy demands.
Tip #2 – More Options When It Comes To Food
Senior isolation is a serious issue, something that you should consider a serious problem. The chore of cooking dinner is no longer present when you live in assisted living. However, that does not mean that you have to eat whatever is on the menu or have to accept barely edible means. With no assigned seating and a rotating menu, you can be sure that you always find comfort and deliciousness here.
Tip #3 – Transportation Options
One of the largest issues that seniors face is that they need transportation but have lost the ability to drive. With free scheduled transportation services you can always get around the community. This means that you do not have to sit around in the assisted living home all day and can simply do what you please. That is a great way to remain independent.
Tip #4 – A Vibrant Social Life
Your social life is one of the better ways to maintain your independence while in assisted living. From a range of social activities to health and wellness programming, there is always something available. This not only means that you are able to remain active, but also means that making new friends is easier than ever before.