Top Myths About Senior Living

Posted by Kristina Law on Oct 28, 2013

In Assisted Living, Main


Senior living & Senior Assisted communities are specifically designed to empower individuals to maintain the independence they have come to enjoy. At the same time, community living provides friendship and companionship and care that is individually tailored to their needs. We provide seniors with many activity options to make sure they feel happy and content.

Despite the many great advantages of moving your mom or dad to a senior living facility, making the decision to move is many times more difficult because of some common misconceptions. Some top common myths about senior assisted living are listed below so that it may help you better understand this topic in general.

Myth: Senior Living or Assisted Living means losing independence
Truth: Your loved one will have his/her own private space

Privacy and independence should always be maintained when living in a senior assisted living facility. Most communities will provide your loved one with a choice rooms with different floor plans. You are free to furnish their room with their own furniture from home and other personal items. Your loved one should feel at home and absolutely secure in thier environment.

Myth: Moving away from my family means that the help will be reduced to minimum
Truth: Communities have built in safety and security measures along with 24-hour staff

Senior assisted living Facilities are designed to reduce the worry that often comes from living alone. Many features are in place to respond quickly and immediately to your loved one in the event that he/she should need someone to help.

Myth: Moving to a community means saying goodbye to hobbies
Truth: Actually our senior living facilities have a professional on staff everyday that plans and organizes all kinds of activities for the residents. This usually means that seniors are more active than they were when living alone. Many facilities have specialty programs for residents in addition to fitness programs, bingo, cards, and book clubs and more.

Studies have shown that seniors who are active and engaged are healthier and happier. Extensive activity programs give all residents options and choices tailored to their specific needs, desires, and even lifestyle. These programs will reduce the isolation felt when living alone. As they get older, thier lives change-often in unexpected ways. You and your family don't have to be alone in facing these changes. Senior assisted living is a viable option and can enhance your loved one's quality of life empowering you to sleep with a peace of mind knowing that he/she is secure and loving environment.