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Exploring The Benefits Of Assisted Living

Hi there, my name is Patrice. Welcome to my site. I am excited to share my knowledge about assisted living communities with you all today. When my mother reached her elder years, I was unable to provide her with the level of care she needed each day. I wanted her to receive the best of care without feeling like we abandoned her. I set her up in an assisted living community and visited on a regular basis. I want to use this site to talk about all of the benefits of utilizing assisted living facilities for your parents and other loved ones.


Exploring The Benefits Of Assisted Living

How To Customize Your Parent's Experience At A Senior Living Community

by Abigail Martin

If your senior parent is experiencing a lot of problems living alone at home, at some point he or she may agree to move to an assisted living facility. The nice part about these facilities is that they often allow residents to customize their lives when they move in. What this means is that your parent will get to choose what he or she does themselves and what things he or she gets help with. Here are four of the areas that you can help your parent customize his or her experience when moving to assisted living.

Cooking and meals

Does your parent enjoy cooking, and is he or she able to do this? Cooking can be therapeutic for some seniors, yet it can be a difficult task for others. Luckily, with senior living, your parent will have the choice of how this is done. In addition, your parent can change the way it's done if he or she ever decides to.

Housecleaning and laundry

If your parent is still able to clean and do laundry by him or herself, your parent will have the option to do this; however, your parent can also choose to have these tasks completed by the staff at the facility.

Personal care tasks

Most apartments or rooms offered at senior living facilities are handicap accessible and designed specifically for seniors, and this makes bathing or showering easier for seniors. If your parent has any mobility issues that prevent him or her from doing these things alone, an aide at the facility can help. Your parent may want to try to do these things alone at first; but, your parent is also free to ask for help if the tasks become too difficult at a later point in time.


The fourth choice your parent will have involves activities offered at the facility. Most senior living facilities offer a lot of activities for the residents, and this is done to keep them busy and to help them stay active. Activities are also offered to encourage residents to socialize with others.

Your parent will always have the option of taking part in activities, and he or she can choose to do this every day or once in a while.

Moving to a senior living facility is a great idea for seniors that need some help with tasks each day. If you would like to learn more about this, contact a senior independent living community today.