What is Assisted Living?

An assisted living community offers the comforts of home while providing the safety and assistance that an aging adult may need.

Activities of Daily Living

Assisted Living communities provide assistance with activities of daily living: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, and medications. Assistance is personalized to each resident to help maximize their independence, while lending a helping hand when needed. Meals are prepared and transportation to medical appointments and stores is often included.

Community

An Assisted Living Facility provides a community for seniors. Scheduled activities can enhance a senior’s day to day life by offering options to meet their wellness needs, including physical, spiritual, emotional, occupational, and social wellness. Social isolation can increase the risk of dementia and other health problems by up to 50% (https://www.consumeraffairs.com/health/elderly-loneliness-statistics.html). Dining with neighbors is a social event within itself and seniors often learn new hobbies and skills in an assisted living community. Activities offered may include daily walks and exercise classes, shopping trips, crafts, and live music.

Maintenance Free Living

Not only does the community provide assistance with activities of daily living, but they also take the hassle of home ownership away. Communities provide housekeeping and maintenance services (often included in your monthly fees). You no longer must worry about dad climbing a ladder to change a lightbulb. Yardwork and costly home repairs are no more and instead, dad can enjoy his home without worry.

Residents of Esplanade Gardens enjoying a meal in the dining room

Residents of Esplanade Gardens enjoying a chef-prepared meal

It’s never too early to make the move to a senior community.

Our friends at Where You Live Matters offer more valuable insight: https://www.whereyoulivematters.org/

For more information about Assisted Living at Esplanade Gardens: https://esplanadeseniorcampus.com/living-style/assisted-living/

By Published On: August 18, 2021Categories: Blog

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