Change is never easy, and that’s even more true when you’re talking about changing your senior’s living situation. But there are benefits to your elderly family member considering supportive living as an option. It’s important for her to look at all of the different ways that this type of senior living situation can be exactly what she needs most.
Lots of Leisure Activities
Senior supportive living offers a range of different activities on a consistent basis for residents. That gives your elderly family member plenty of opportunities to explore a range of interests and activities. So much variety allows her to explore and really expand her options. That’s helpful not only in allowing her to have a good time, but it’s a way to keep her brain engaged and active, which is crucial in maintaining cognitive health.
Reduced Issues Around Social Isolation
Another key factor in reducing cognitive health issues is for your elderly family member to have access to as much social interaction as she prefers to have. Seniors who live alone are often at great risk of experiencing loneliness and isolation, which can lead directly to much bigger health issues. Supportive living offers your senior the chance to be around plenty of other people with whom she can interact as much as she likes.
Healthy Meals Every Day
One big concern you might have is whether your senior is eating the right foods and whether she’s eating regularly. When she’s living in a senior supportive living facility, she’s got access to nutritious and delicious meals every single day. It’s so much easier to know for certain that your elderly family member is getting the nutritional support that she needs in order to stay healthy.
Assistance with Exactly What Your Senior Needs
The type of care your elderly family member needs now might not be the type of care that she needs even a few months from now. Lots of things change, and the beauty of supportive living is that it supports your senior and her needs as they are, not according to some schedule that does nothing for your elderly family member.
Peace of Mind
For you and the rest of your family, peace of mind around your senior and her life may be the biggest benefit of all. It’s so difficult when you can’t be there every time your elderly family member needs help or just a friendly face. With senior supportive living, your elderly family member has access to the help that she needs as well as the emotional and mental support that she needs. And if something should happen, you’ll know and someone will be helping your senior immediately.
Talk with your elderly family member about what she feels will make her life easier and more enjoyable. It’s entirely possible that having these types of options available is exactly what she wants and needs, even if she never saw herself living in this type of community. As her needs change, a supportive retirement community can continue to adjust to her needs.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Senior Supportive Living in Granite City, IL or surrounding areas please contact the caring staff at Knollwood Retirement Community today. 618-394-0569
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