Growing old is an inevitable part of life. In fact, the elderly will make up 24% of the American population by 2060 and this means that more people will be in need of elderly care like assisted living facilities.
The decision to move to assisted living may be difficult, especially because it means that you’ll have to leave your home. But there are good reasons it makes more sense to move to this community during your senior years:
You get to Stay Active
It’s so easy to fall into a sedentary lifestyle if you’re living at home since you don’t have to go to work and your movement may be limited by your health condition. But staying active is more important when you’re older because it helps keep your muscles toned, your bones strong and your circulation going, which in turn promotes wellness.
Assisted living communities often offer different fitness and physical therapy programs that help you do just that. You can enroll in Zumba or yoga classes, work with a physical therapist or join exercise groups where you can get moving with people your age.
You get to Live Safely
With falls taking up to 25% of all hospital admissions and 40% of nursing home admissions in the elderly, living at home may not be the safe place that it used to be now that you’re older. Assisted living facilities, however, are designed with your safety and comfort in mind with all measures taken to protect you from falls and accidents. You also have easy access to a medical facility in case you get into an accident so you can be attended to immediately.
You get to be Assisted with your Daily Activities
At some point, your health condition may make it difficult for you to perform activities of daily living and chores at home. You may realize that even tasks that you’re used to doing may already take longer than usual or you don’t have the energy to do them anymore.
This is when it really counts to move into a facility where you still have the freedom to enjoy your life while having a team to assist you with daily tasks and take care of difficult jobs for you. You are still in full control of your daily life but you will have help whenever you need it.
You get to Enjoy Good Food
When you have too many restrictions because of your health condition, eating can sometimes be more of a chore rather than enjoyable time, especially when all you eat is bland, unappealing food. But when you live in an assisted living facility, you get to enjoy well-prepared meals that still meet all your nutritional requirements and stick to your restrictions but are still good enough to enjoy.
Growing old doesn’t have to mean sitting on your porch and looking out remembering the days when you were younger. Even if you’re more than 65 years old, you can still be active, social and happy with the right place to live in.
Fallbrook Assisted Living is proud to offer its services to Fremont, NE, and surrounding areas and cities: Arlington, Cedar Bluffs, Ames Nickerson, Fontanelle, Arlington, Leshara, Colon, and Hooper