How many times have you changed your mind about something? What about something considered quite important? Most of us will admit we aren’t entrenched in our opinions about everything. In fact, when you learn something new, it can completely alter your perspective… and your views. One of those topics could involve assisted living.
Understanding what you might expect when moving to a new place is important. Whether it’s a child going off to summer camp for the first time, a teenager heading off to college, or a middle-aged person moving to a new city for a job opportunity, the unknown can be unsettling, to say the least. That is also the case for seniors who plan to move to assisted living for the first time.
Excuses are easy to make. Almost every one of us will make plenty of excuses to avoid doing things we don’t really want to do, or to avoid situations we don’t find comfortable. Or agreeable. Just because you’ll elderly doesn’t change that. Some seniors make excuses for a wide range of reasons, including to avoid talking about things they just don’t want to discuss (at least at that time). One of those topics some elders might not wish to discuss could be assisted living for their senior care.
May has been off to a busy start for The Springs at Simpsonville. We kicked off the month with a wonderful Cinco de Mayo party for all the residents. We had tacos, chips & salsa along with “virgin margarita’s” on May 5th. The staff dressed up in their poncho’s and sombreros and a great time was had by all!
Grappling with Alzheimer’s can be difficult for anyone, regardless of age, strength, mental acuity, physical endurance, or anything else. When an aging senior has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, family can feel helpless. They might worry about the future, what could happen if their elderly father or mother doesn’t recognize them, and the toll it could take on them and the ones they love the most. Memory care assisted living can be a wonderful option aging seniors could benefit from, especially when they are dealing with some type of dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s.
As we get older, our bodies change. What had once been easy to do will suddenly become more complicated. Tougher. We will also contend with an increased risk of various health challenges, including vision and hearing loss. Can a loved one still be safe living at home (whether alone or not) or should they consider moving into assisted living?
Making a move to assisted living is a wonderful plan for an aging senior who may need extra support as they move through life. Just because this might be an anticipated move, something the elderly loved one in your life is looking forward to, that doesn’t mean the actual move will be easy, or smooth.
It’s important for people all ages to get exercise regularly. That goes for young children through the elderly, even those aging men and women who might be dealing with chronic health issues, physical infirmities, injuries, or other challenges. Assisted living is a great place for these elderly men and women to not only feel more comfortable and confident in life, but to be able to get the kind of exercise they need, deserve, and often want without worrying. With the assistance of elderly care this can be done.