Did you know that assisted living facilities specialize in providing people with services that range from assistance with the activities of daily living, memory care, and even independent living? In essence, assisted living facilities provide residents with the option to stay in a community as their needs change over a period of time. Seniors can live in a carefree environment that includes such things as dining plans, fitness classes, housekeeping services including linen and laundry, and a host of events.
The bottom line is that assisted living facilities have both the personnel and the proper equipment to assist residents with the management of daily activities such as eating, continence, mobility, bathing, dressing and grooming. It’s a wonderful experience for the vast majority of patients. There are other reasons for moving to an assisted living facility as well. For example, if you or a loved one is currently experiencing an increase in frailty and or a decline in health, it makes sense to make the move.
Over 70 million Americans over the age of 50 have one or more serious medical issues. When these medical issues become even worse with age, they require far more care. It’s a lot better for senior citizens to live in a community that is prepared to deal with these issues. As an added bonus, assisted living facilities can often prevent chronic conditions from becoming even worse. It also makes sense for people to move to an assisted living facility if they’re feeling lonely and or isolated from the world around them.
It’s easy to become depressed at this stage. Depression can lead to many health related issues such as depression, dementia, and unhealthy behaviors. When seniors live by themselves it can also lead to financial mismanagement. In essence, many senior citizens simply cannot keep track of the monthly bills. Some do not know how to pay bills online, which has become a mainstay of bill payments. Many senior citizens are victims of financial based scams, and end up losing their life savings.
Perhaps the best reason to move to an assisted living facility is for the peace of mind. You or your loved one will not need to worry about living through the stresses of daily life. Instead, you or your loved one will have fun, and be well taken care of in every manner.
Please contact us today for more information about our assisted living program.
Matulaitis Rehabilitation and Skilled Care is the leading non-profit skilled nursing facility in Northeast Connecticut. We are proud to receive top national rankings and the highest five-star rating from Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare. Our dedicated staff combines renowned care and exceptional nursing skills with a holistic approach. We fully realize that the restoration of your health and well-being after an illness, operation, or injury can be incredibly difficult.
Our long term care features attention to the whole person, assuring individualized care for fullness of living, spiritual welfare, and providing a sense of community with enriching programming. We invite you to learn more about our special smoke-free facility as you consider your own or a loved one’s needs.