Approximately 95 percent of seniors prefer to live independently after their retirement. One of the choices that seniors have is to stay at an independent living community. It is important that seniors choose a facility that can keep them safe, comfortable, and provide plenty of opportunities for them to stay active and healthy. How do you choose a community that meets your needs? For starters, you can pick up several independent living skills. Based on this knowledge, you can better identify an option that is well-versed in those skills and will provide the care and support you need.
Health and Fitness
Attitude is key to leading a successful independent life. A strong attitude is one that leans towards keeping our health and wellness in check to ensure we can continue living independently for as long as it takes. Proper health and wellness will also ensure that we do not land in isolation, loneliness or even depression which can cause our health to deteriorate.
Falls are risky especially to seniors. Falls can lead to hospitalization, life-threatening injuries, and even fatalities. They are also a common cause for deteriorating health which hinders our physical ability to take care of ourselves. Balance issues that result in falls happen due to poor muscle strength. Hence, it becomes really critical to avoid our muscles from becoming weak. Choosing a community that facilitates senior health and fitness activities allow you to maintain basic body strength, which is necessary to prevent falls.
We all need food to survive, and it is not possible to live independently if we are not able to prepare our own meals. Staying independent does not mean that we need to be a gourmet chef, but we still need basic meal preparation skills to fuel our body. We need to also know basic tasks like heating up food if we do not fancy cooking on a regular basis. Fortunately, Conservatory At Keller Town Center offers a Sensations Dining program. We have a professional culinary team that prepares healthy and delicious meals for our residents. In addition to preparing classic comfort foods, we can also cook regionally inspired dishes feature exotic flavors.
Everyone needs to head out once in a while and when we live independently, we need to be aware of our way back home. We need to know the basics of securing a mean of transportation to ensure we can return home safely after a visit to the doctor’s or therapist, or any other social events. At Conservatory At Keller Town Center, we offer chauffeured transportation services at no cost. This is beneficial for those unable to arrange for their own transportation or may not have the stamina to leave home. With our chauffeured transportation service, you can get to your medical appointments and outings safely and in a timely manner.
Conservatory At Keller Town Center Possesses these Independent Living Skills
If you feel that you are lacking in one independent living skill or two, it is wise to start narrowing down your search for a suitable senior living option. You can select the level of care you need to ensure that your well-being is well taken care of by specially trained senior living experts. To experience what independent living has to offer, schedule a complimentary tour of our campus at Conservatory At Keller Town Center today.