Change is hard to adapt especially for senior citizens. Often you will hear your elders saying that they wish to remain in their home till their last breath. This is because they have spent their entire life in the locality and house and everyone round the corner knows them well. Well, nothing is better than home where you have everything as per your rules and comfort.
However, neighborhoods change and it isn’t necessary that every time it would be safe. Time is changing and so are crime rate, burglary and theft. No matter how safely you equip your house with cameras and sensors, thieves have all alternatives with them. Even if you feel that neighborhood is safe still, you cannot be sure that people would be friendly, or there will be more senior citizens who can accompany your elders. Thus, the best decision at this time is to get them moved to senior assisted living.
Change is hard for every person, even for youngsters, who have to leave their house and move to boarding school. However, assisted livings have their own benefits that can bring improvement in your loved ones –
- Assisted living places are safe because they are monitored properly and have guards that keep seniors safe from burglary and theft. Also, when you know there are other residents of same age staying in adjacent flat, makes it safer.
- You can monitor that elderly people stop eating when they are alone and their appetite fades but, when they stay with their age group of people who talk, interact, enjoy, laugh and spend time together then, they not only feel good but, eat merrily as they have company during meals.
- Assisted livings also provide transportation to seniors to visit market for shopping and attend other events that are of their choice. This also gives them chance to meet the outside world and feel to be part of it.
- Plumbing, electrician and carpenter issue is nothing to worry about because if they have any problem that will be taken care by the in charge and staff of assisted living. Even owners of apartment have to run looking for a plumber when issue arrives but, here things are different.
Socializing with people is the main reason why elders are moved in assisted living. It not only makes them interactive but, when they speak with their age group they are heard which helps in reducing anxiety and stress. It isn’t easy to adjust in new place thus, before making a decision take your elders to the place and get them a tour so that they know what they will be into.