Maintaining Independence: The Benefits of Assisted Living
Transitioning into an assisted living center, even one as pleasant as Ashford, can cause someone to feel like they are losing their independence. Preconceived notions concerning assisted living can add to this discomfort; however, the reality is that the independence of the resident is maintained and improved by utilizing assisted living.
Elders Are Free From Fear
Both the elderly and their family can be free from fears by transitioning into a supportive assisted living center. If the elders live alone, family members tend to worry about their elderly loved ones possibly:
- Forgetting medication
- Eating inadequate food
- Lacking clean clothes
- Feeling lonely
Even if your elder is moved into your own home, these concerns can still apply as your family still has to lead their own lives.
Also, more than anything, resentment can build when moving an older relative into your home, both from the elder and the caregiving family. Elderly family members may resent the restriction of their freedom and feel like they are being treated like children. At the same time, the caregiving family may come to resent taking on the burden of their loved one’s care.
While we can’t guarantee the environment you will find at assisted living centers who not affiliated with Ashford, we know how residents at our assisted living facilities live. We supply:
- 24/7 support for residents
- Delicious and nutritious food
- Medication assistance
- Hygiene assistance
This way we can offer top of the line care for your aging relative and help free both you and them from restricting fears. There can also be less resentment between family members as the bulk of the caregiving is taken care of by trained staffers.
Resident’s Social Circle Expands
Many elders find their social circles shrinking as they lose mobility and lack opportunities to participate in activities. This leaves them trapped in their homes and suffering from isolation.
At Ashford Assisted Living and Memory Care, our residents have social activities they can choose to participate in daily. Your elder can gain new relationships from the safety of their residence and enjoy different social events.
Control Care Expenses
When a resident elects to move into Ashford, the fee is all-inclusive when it comes to the services we offer. While living on their own, elderly loved ones may find themselves paying several companies for a variety of services:
- Meal delivery service
- Part-time caregiver
- Media entertainment
At Ashford, these services and more come included in the overall cost of living at our assisted living center. This can help free the resident from all these additional costs and the possibility of forgetting to make vital payments.
Transitioning to assisted living shouldn’t be looked at as a loss a freedom. Instead, residents gain extra help at maintaining their independence.