Has it become more difficult for you or an older loved one to safely bathe and dress? Are you struggling with keeping up with your house? Do you find yourself staying at home more because it’s a challenge to participate in activities you once enjoyed?
If you’re beginning to wonder how to make life easier – for you or them – you may be considering whether an assisted living community could offer the support needed to boost your quality of life.
Senior living questions
If you’re uncertain how to determine if this could be the right decision for you, consider your answers to these questions – and the benefits offered by an assisted living community:
Senior living question #1: Do you need help with the tasks of daily life?
As we grow older, it’s not uncommon to begin needing help with bathing, dressing, grooming or managing our medications. The challenges of daily life can become overwhelming.
An assisted living community can provide what you need by lending a helping hand, allowing you to remain independent without having to rely on family or friends.
Senior living question #2: Are you afraid you’re losing independence?
The biggest fear of many older adults is the loss of independence. If they struggle with living alone, they may be afraid they will no longer be able to direct and make their own choices.
Assisted living supports you to live your own life – your way. You’ll decide how to spend your days, what and when to eat and whether to join in activities or spend a quiet day at home.
Senior living question #3: Are you able to remain as active as you once were?
You know the advantages of remaining healthy but are you now discovering that it has become more difficult to plan activities or arrange to participate?
An assisted living community is designed to make remaining active an easy part of your day. With a monthly calendar of events, all you’ll need to do is choose what appeals to you and have fun.
Senior living question #4: Would you like to spend more time with friends?
Relationships and social interactions are important for our physical and cognitive health, regardless of our age. But it can become more of a challenge to meet and make new friends as we grow older, whether it’s because we no longer have as many opportunities, no longer drive or have lost friends or family members.
A community makes it so easy to meet others and begin discovering all that you share. Crossing paths at events, amenities or even in the common areas are great opportunities to begin forming friendships.
Senior living question #5: Are you socially active?
Were you the one who planned the social outings or were always the first to accept an invitation to get together for lunch, attend a concert or go to a movie with friends?
Remaining socially active can become more difficult as we grow older. Unfortunately, we may end up staying at home instead, which can lead to isolation. An assisted living community plans monthly social events so you can join in with others – and as conveniently as walking out your front door.
Senior living question #6: Is healthy eating a part of your life?
Planning, shopping, preparing and cleaning up after meals takes energy and time. Along with the logistics of getting to the store to buy ingredients – after a lifetime of cooking it’s understandable that many seniors are tired of mealtime.
An assisted living community offers a nutritious and delicious dining program so all you’ll need to do is choose from a wide menu selection and then sit back and enjoy. Let someone else do the work – you deserve it.
Senior living question #7: Are you no longer driving?
Eventually, many of us will make the decision to no longer drive. However, this also represents a loss of freedom to go where and when we choose. It can leave you relying on others for rides or staying at home.
Moving into an assisted living community provides you with scheduled transportation so you can attend your medical appointments, social events or go shopping without the worry or headache of traffic and parking.
Senior living question #8: Do you have safety and security concerns?
As we grow older, it’s also not uncommon to become more concerned about our safety and security. We may be more cautious about living alone, are navigating a home that isn’t age-friendly or beginning to worry about what would happen if we fell or became injured.
An assisted living community is designed to provide you with an accessible home and community, complete with security and alarm systems. It is also very reassuring to know that there is always someone there if help is ever needed.
The Charleston Senior Community
Locally owned and operated, we offer personalized care by our dedicated team members. Setting a new standard in Assisted Living and Memory Care, we don’t define our residents by their limitations or illness but instead believe in focusing on the positive and the possibility.
The Charleston Senior Community includes private apartments for assisted living residents and for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Your loved ones will benefit from our attention to detail, routine health assessments, delicious dining and daily activity programs as we support everyone to live their best life.
Consider a few of our amenities:
- Chef-led dining program
- Community movie theater
- Live entertainment
- Outdoor patio
- Social lounges
If you or your family is thinking about Assisted living or Memory care, we hope you will consider The Charleston Senior Community. We are a trusted resource and are here to answer any questions.
We also invite you to download our complimentary guide, Just the Facts: Your Guide to Assisted Living.