Why Assisted Living Is a Good Option for Adults Over 65
Retirement has changed drastically in recent decades. Many people are living longer, maintaining better health and remaining active as they age. Those changes are positive, but they also bring with them some important choices. Where should adults live during their retirement? What type of lifestyle do they want?
Why Assisted Living Is Good for Adults Who Need Support
Choosing an assisted living community offers a flexible level of support, even for individuals that don’t need support all the time. With assisted living services, it becomes possible to do more of what you want to do each day, and you spend far less time worrying about personal care, chores and home maintenance. Take a look at some of the key reasons why assisted living is a good option for adults who no longer want to live alone.
Your Quality of Life Improves
For those who are living alone or in independent living communities, it may not be easy to manage day-to-day tasks. It’s normal for adults to experience changes to their abilities and different needs as they get older. For example, personal hygiene may become more difficult. Tasks like bathing start to take more time than they used to, or you may not be able to reach above your head to do your hair the way you like to.
Bathing and personal care are examples of daily tasks that many adults would like support with. Assisted living provides help with those activities of daily living, including grooming, hygiene, transferring from one place to another and toileting, so you don’t have to worry about the work that goes into it. Someone is there to ensure that you get the help you need, but also that you’re safe while making those moves. Most importantly, this support is flexible and personalized. You receive only the assistance you need and want, so you can maximize your abilities and minimize your stress.
Enjoy More Time the Way You Want
There’s no better reason to move into assisted living than designing your day and enjoying every minute. Instead of spending your days cleaning, managing laundry and stressing over outdoor chores, you can spend more of your time doing what you want. Assisted living services include doing everyday chores and cleaning for you, as well as landscaping and outdoor maintenance.
With amenities and services to take care of the necessities, you can spend your days pursuing your interests. Spend the afternoon watching movies you love. Save more time for conversations with relatives and friends or days doing your favorite hobbies. When you have so much more time available to you, you can enjoy life the way you want.
Handling Meal Prep Is Far Easier
For many people, meal preparation is a time-consuming or labor-intensive process. Figuring out what to eat, going to the grocery store, preparing the food and handling the cleanup is difficult. As you get older, you may find yourself less willing to make homecooked meals. You may be more likely to choose something that’s simple, less healthy or even skip a meal because you cannot, or simply do not, want to do the work that goes into preparing your food.
In assisted living communities, you don’t have to worry about preparing meals – healthy meals are made for you every day and customized to your dietary needs. Best of all, you’ll enjoy restaurant-style dining in environments that feel comfortable and relaxing. You can choose to eat in your room, or with friends and neighbors in a comfortable community room. Staff will take care of cleanup as well, so you don’t have to worry about the dishes.
There Are Activities to Do and People to Meet
When you’re living at home, it can be easy to get stuck in a routine that’s not very exciting. It may seem like a lot of trouble to get out to meet with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee with the neighbor or find a new activity to try. That can make life less exciting, and even affect your overall wellness, which revolves around an active, happy lifestyle.
In an assisted living community, you’ll be in an environment that makes it easy for you to meet neighbors and friends in comfortable community areas that are close to your door. You can explore similar interests, take part in planned activities with provided transportation, or discover new hobbies and skills with a full events calendar. You choose what you’re interested in and who you want to share activities with, including new friends you meet in the community.
The events included in assisted living often make it a far more active and enjoyable place than many adults have when they’re living in a private home, even if they’re living with family. Often, residents wish they’d moved in sooner so they could enjoy more of their time in the community.
Explore, Learn and Grow Your Way
Living in an assisted living community gives you the ability to engage in new activities every day. This may include learning a new hobby, reading the books you’ve put off reading or spending more time learning through both books and programs. You gain the freedom to do what you want to do, from spending time outdoors to enjoying a social gathering with friends. There are religious services available that you can choose to engage in. You may want to participate in fitness programs, too.
This is good for overall health and wellbeing. It gives you the ability to enjoy the things you didn’t have time for when you were younger or busy at work. With assisted living services, you gain the ability to have the quality of life you want.
Florida Assisted Living
When it comes to assisted living, Florida residents enjoy some of the best perks. The weather is beautiful year-round and there are so many assisted living benefits available in locations that are close to friends, family and major area attractions.
The Sterling Aventura is one of those options. Our assisted living community is just minutes from Sunny Isles Beach, beautiful parks and the most exciting areas around Miami. Talk to us, explore the campus and find out what daily life here is like. We’ll help you find the best services to meet your needs and the programs that will help improve your life so you can enjoy every day more.