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Kaplan 9-28_5 Assisted Living BenefitsOften families choose an assisted living community for a loved one when that person begins to need help with daily activities, has a health scare, or has a chronic condition that’s getting worse. While assisted living communities are ideal for these needs, they offer much more than support. In fact, you may be surprised just how active, enriching and fun the lifestyle in assisted living can be. Check out the benefits.

The Basics of Assisted Living

Assisted living is a level of care within senior living that provides housing and support services in a warm, home-like community setting. Here’s what you can typically expect in assisted living communities like ours:

  • A private apartment-style suite in a range of options including 1- and 2-bedroom floor plans
  • 24/7 onsite personal care staff 
  • Onsite nursing team and regular health assessments
  • Personalized wellness program 
  • Support with daily tasks
  • Medication management program
  • Concierge services
  • Restaurant-style dining 
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Exercise gym 
  • Library
  • Full-service beauty salon and barbershop
  • Monthly events and activities calendar
  • Scheduled transportation
  • All maintenance

Extra Benefits of Assisted Living

What many families don’t realize about assisted living is that these communities focus on overall wellbeing, not just physical support, so the lifestyle also helps seniors thrive socially, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually as well. As such, your loved one with benefit from:

  1. Less stress – The older we get, the more stressful managing a home can be with the responsibilities of housekeeping, laundry, cooking, maintenance, and yard upkeep a constant burden. Assisted living communities like ours take care of all that for you, not only reducing your stress but giving you more time to enjoy life! 
  2. Convenience – We mentioned above the amenities in our communities, and they really are a key to life here. At home, you rarely have conveniences like a gym and beauty salon right outside your door. Not to mention transportation so you no longer have to worry about driving and concierge services like you’d expect on vacation. It just makes life easier and residents love feeling pampered!
  3. Connection and fulfillment – In assisted living, your loved one won’t experience the loneliness many seniors feel at home. Friends, neighbors and care staff are always nearby and we provide a range of activities to help you stay active, connected and engaged with life. Our monthly calendar includes social events, exercise programs, classes, clubs, live music and entertainment, opportunities for creative expression, game nights, group outings, religious services, volunteer opportunities, and more! 
  4. Independence – Losing independence is a common fear among seniors, but in assisted living, you’ll find an environment that empowers it. Our communities are thoughtfully designed to give residents as much independence as possible with a personalized wellness program that ensures your loved one has just the right amount of support needed without slowing them down.
  5. Peace of mind – Beyond the comfort of having support available 24/7, assisted living communities like ours are specifically designed with safety features like emergency response systems, grab bars, wheelchair ramps, and an easy-to-navigate environment that minimizes steps and fall hazards. What’s more, many of our communities offer multiple levels of care within the same campus which offers even more peace of mind for your family should your loved one’s health needs evolve.

For more information download our Just the Facts Guide to Assisted Living or contact us today to schedule a tour.

Guide to Assisted Living

Written by All American