Who Will Find Independent and Assisted Living Helpful
The goal of independent and assisted living is to make performing the tasks of daily living easier and safer with respect to your needs.
Whether you are 50 or 90; recuperating from illness or just simply getting older, living with other folks has added benefits.
You will find yourself eating better, exercising, and enjoying newfound friends. The social bonds that you develop can considerably improve your outlook on life. Your chances of getting exercise and eating well significantly increases just by living in an environment with a bunch of buddies.
With a staff around to look out for their well being, loved ones often make remarkable improvements once they've left the isolated, sedentary lifestyle of living alone or with family members who are unable to give them the attention they need.
Whether this is for you, your parents, spouse or a loved one, Independent or Assisted Living would provide the security of being near other people and having a 24-hour, on-site staff available in case of an emergency.
Assessing the Need for Assisted Living Care
Assisted living especially makes sense when you or your loved one experiences difficulty in performing the activities of daily living, or worse, not being able to perform them at all. At this point, to be left totally alone or unattended is simply unsafe.
If you or your love one are having moderate to extreme difficulty in performing two or three of the following tasks, assisted living just might be the answer:
Activities of Daily Living
- Using the toilet
Tasks of Everyday Life
- Using Transportation
- Taking Medication
- Doing Laundry