Donald never imagined he would be at an assisted living facility. He simply didn’t see the reason, not at his age, because of the fact that he owned his house and he could come and go as he pleased. Donald, like so many other seniors, had a number of misconceptions about elderly care at assisted living, including what it was, what it offered, and the freedom and independence residents still have when they live there.
Janice was a vivacious, outgoing person most of her life. When she became widowed at 73, she wasn’t sure how her life would change. She simply knew it was going to change. She didn’t want to live her life without her husband, but that choice was not hers. At that time, the last thing she even would’ve considered was assisted living for senior care services.
Within the realm of caring for a senior is assisted living. There are many wonderful reasons why an aging person would do well to choose assisted living for their future. The more experience a caregiver has — whether it is a professional who works for an agency or even a family member who has done this for many years –more often they realize just how beneficial assisted living can be.