If you or your parents are beginning to face the challenges of growing older, your family may be discussing different options to support a higher quality of life.
Discovering a helping hand for the following circumstances could make a significant difference:
1. Requiring assistance with basic needs
Your parents may be finding it more difficult to safely bathe, dress, groom or manage their medications. Whether it’s fear of falling in the bathtub or lacking the flexibility to navigate buttons or zippers, even daily tasks can become a challenge.
2. Difficulty maintaining a healthy diet
Are your parents struggling to plan and prepare healthy meals? If they no longer drive, shopping can also become a challenge. Unfortunately, they may begin substituting snacks for a healthy diet or even skip meals altogether.
3. No longer participating in activities and social events
Remaining active and engaged is essential for good health but it can become more difficult to achieve for older adults. There may be mobility or health challenges, or if your parents are no longer driving, they may not be able to attend favorite activities or events.
4. Becoming lonely or isolated
A person can experience loneliness even with other people in their life but this can become more of a challenge for older adults who may feel left behind or who have lost friends. It’s also more common to become socially isolated if no longer driving or able to join others.
5. Safety and security concerns
Older adults may worry about their safety if they live in a home that requires climbing stairs or isn’t accessible. It’s also not uncommon for them to experience anxiety about what they would do if they became injured or ill and were alone.
Benefits of today’s senior living lifestyle
If you’re not familiar with today’s senior living communities, take a look at all the advantages:
Benefit of a senior living lifestyle #1: Assistance when needed
If your parents struggle with the daily tasks of living, they’ll appreciate having a helping hand whenever needed. Not having to ask family or neighbors for assistance helps older adults feel more in control and independent.
Benefit of a senior living lifestyle #2: Private residence
Most people prioritize the privacy and freedom of having their own space. Your parents will still have their own home when they move into a community that they can personalize to make it their own.
Benefit of a senior living lifestyle #3: Support for independence
Remaining independent doesn’t mean a person never needs help. An assisted living community supports your loved ones to continue remaining in charge. They will still be making all of their own decisions and remain in control of their lives.
Benefit of a senior living lifestyle #4: Opportunities to meet and make friends
While it can be more of a challenge for older adults to meet new people or spend time with friends, a senior living community makes it simple. With their planned activities and social events, your parents will find it easy to meet their neighbors and other residents.
Benefit of a senior living lifestyle #5: Nutritious and delicious dining
Your parents will enjoy letting others take the responsibility of planning and preparing healthy meals when they move into a community. They will have a selection of menu options and can enjoy the camaraderie when they share a meal with friends.
Benefit of a senior living lifestyle #6: Planned activities and social events
It also couldn’t be easier for your parents to remain engaged when they make a senior living community their home. They’ll find a wide variety of choices so there will always be something of interest. Interacting socially is also a great boost to their health.
Benefit of a senior living lifestyle #7: Exercise and fitness opportunities
Remaining in shape is as easy as walking out their front door once a community becomes home for your parents. They will discover either a fitness center or classes where they can exercise, work out or learn how to improve their strength, flexibility or balance.
Benefit of a senior living lifestyle #8: Scheduled transportation
If your parents no longer drive, they may feel left out or isolated. But communities provide transportation so they can shop, attend activities or enjoy entertainment events without the worry of traffic or parking.
Benefit of a senior living lifestyle #9: Maintenance-free
Your parents deserve an easier lifestyle and they’ll find that in a senior living community. No longer will they have to shoulder the responsibilities of home upkeep, lawn maintenance or even housekeeping. They’ll appreciate the extra time to spend as they wish.
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 disease 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 to help when deciding between home and senior living, Should You Stay or Should You Go?