For providing individuals a way to enjoy an active lifestyle and, when needed, professional assistance, a personal care community can be invaluable. More times than not, the following are provided by assisted living and personal care communities:
- 24/7 on-call assistance
- Assistance with ADLs (activities of daily living)
- Transportation services
To promote socialization, in a group setting, interesting and entertaining programs are frequently hosted in these types of communities. For people who would benefit from daily support, they provide the opportunity for companionship. To adhere to many of the new social distancing guidelines, today’s communities have been successful in adapting engagement and activities.
Though the benefits of living in a personal care community are many, let’s take a look at four of them in particular.
A precise method of long-term care designed to meet the exact needs of a person with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or other types of cognitive impairment is referred to as memory care. Many assisted living communities and personal care communities offer memory care for your loved one. In some cases, a separate floor or wing is designated as such. To assist people with impaired cognition or dementia, the staff members have been specially trained.
Just Need to Stay a Short Time?
Not everyone who moves into a personal care community needs to stay there for the duration of their life. If you are caring for a family member, it can be very rewarding. Unfortunately, it’s also time-consuming and can be frustrating at times. Caregiver burnout is not uncommon when family members care for loved ones.
Could you do with a break? It might be time to look into personal care communities and respite care options. In some cases, short stays of 5 to 7 days are offered by personal care communities. This will differ from one to the other, however. Allow your loved one to engage in activities and conversations with peers, enjoy delicious meals, and relax in their own private space while you get some much-needed R&R.
Well Balanced, Nutritious Meals
Particularly as you age, an important part of staying healthy is eating a well-balanced diet. It helps you get the nutrients you need, stay energized, and maintain a healthy weight. Your risk of developing chronic health conditions is also lowered by proper nutrition. Some of these conditions can consist of the following:
- Heart disease
Poor nutrition is a problem in approximately one out of four older Americans. But in a personal care community, meals can be designed to adhere to existing health complications and are, in general, nutritious and delicious. Best of all, they’re prepared by someone else!
Up Your Level of Social Engagement
After reaching age 85, personal care is needed by many of today’s adults. For women 75 and older, nearly half of them live alone. In general, for both older men and women, approximately 14% live alone.
Because living in a personal care community removes the burden of managing daily activities by themselves, they offer people the opportunity to thrive. This means that other pursuits and interests can be focused on by the individual. The risk of developing mental health issues can be reduced by staying socially engaged. Adults are more inclined to take care of their health if they are socially engaged, too.
Receive Care and Enjoy Socialization In our Community At Hidden Meadows On The Ridge!
Enjoy a strong connection of trust and belonging, as well as a lifestyle that encourages health, happiness, learning, and growth at Hidden Meadows On The Ridge. Here, you will find team members eager to assist, a family-orientated atmosphere, and days that are bright and fulfilling in our memory care and personal care living options.
You’ll never have to worry about housekeeping, cooking, or maintenance when you live with us. You have better things to do, after all.