Your loved ones are particularly vulnerable when it comes to health and safety issues. As we get older, our safety needs and concerns change, necessitating changes on the part of elders. Family members must be proactive about their health, safety, and social lives in order to succeed in retirement. In the wake of the global pandemic, there has been significant worry regarding the safety of retirement communities. It’s critical to look at the true evidence on the safety of retirement in order to make an informed decision and rise beyond public concern. How is assisted living safer? See our recommendations below to find out.
Loneliness Is Reduced
Loneliness is unpleasant, especially when there is no apparent end in sight. If they live alone or have limited contact with others, loved ones who have spent their life working or caring for others may feel abandoned and discarded. These emotions might lead to despondency and sadness. They may also have a negative impact on their long-term health. Loneliness is a severe public health problem that has been compared to smoking and obesity by some specialists. Living with other elders can help your loved ones feel less lonely, which can improve their overall health.
An Active Way of Life
Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity, however, might become more difficult as people age and grow frailer. It’s possible that your loved one does not feel safe wandering around the neighborhood by themselves. They may be concerned about falling while lifting weights, unsure about how to get to a yoga session, or simply lacking the enthusiasm to get exercising on their own. By providing a variety of fitness courses, physical activities, and community outings, assisted living makes exercise enjoyable and low-key.
Living alone can be quite lonely. This seclusion typically comes with a big dose of fear for your loved ones – they may be concerned about what will happen if they fall, who will assist them in the event of a break-in, or how they will get to their next doctor’s appointment. Your loved one can be left alone with their concerns, afraid to express them for fear of upsetting other family members. Living alone can also induce anxiety-related pacing and repetitive behaviors in people with dementia.
Assisted living provides a safe environment for your loved ones to get assistance as needed, socialize with other members of the community, and feel like a valued member of a community. That means less stress and fewer headaches.
Join Us at Seaton Chesterfield – A Safe Assisted Living Community
We’ve seen countless family members grow and blossom in senior living at Seaton Chesterfield. Some of our residents were previously reticent and apprehensive, but they discovered a new sense of purpose and meaning after switching to elder care. It never ceases to amaze us how the appropriate combination of social opportunities, health services, and individualized care can create the ideal atmosphere for people to thrive. A senior living home provides nourishment, comfort, and enjoyment. Residents feel empowered, supported, and prepared to face the challenges of the future.
Call Seaton Chesterfield at 804-656-5590 to learn more about our high-quality, in-home care.