5 Ways Assisted Living Helps Seniors Gain Independence
How we feel about ourselves is often related, at least partially, to our level of independence, and those feelings can negatively or positively affect us mentally and physically. From learning to walk in childhood to living on our own to having a career and raising a family, independence is seen as integral to happiness and fulfillment in life. Our need to be independent certainly doesn’t lessen as we age, and the fear of losing our independence often makes seniors hesitate to move to assisted living, even when they need help. But what many don’t realize is that assisted living can actually empower independence. Here’s how.
The Reality of Assisted Living
So, what exactly is assisted living? This type of senior living offers support with daily activities such as bathing, grooming, and dressing as needed with nurses and trained caregivers onsite 24/7. It is designed to provide just the right amount of support to help residents live fully. That’s why needing a little help here and there won’t diminish your ability to enjoy an active, social, and engaging life – at least not at GenCare Lifestyle!
In our all-inclusive assisted living communities, you can typically expect these features and amenities for a fulfilling life:
Empowering Independence in Assisted Living
The features above create an environment that empowers independence, and that’s really how they make a difference in the lives of our residents. Specifically, assisted living does so in these ways:
- Eat better - Healthy, fresh, and made-from-scratch meals, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and diabetic options.
- Feel better -Complimentary on-site certified personal trainer and fitness center.
- Think better - Stay Sharp lifelong learning programs.
- Live better - Regular opportunities to pursue purpose.
Prepare for the New Year, a new season of life and embrace it with open arms and the confidence of knowing your assisted living services are customized to fit you and your lifestyle. For more information on assisted living at GenCare Lifestyle, contact a community near you, or schedule a tour today.
We can help you navigate the process and find the perfect community for you or your loved one.