As people age, it is natural for them to engage in conversations concerning where and how they want to enjoy life. Some seniors may prefer to stay home while some others choose to let go of the burdens of homeownership and move to retirement communities or senior living communities.
As memory issues, as well as health and safety concerns, increase, where seniors live become an immediate concern for their loved ones. It is dangerous for seniors to live alone as they may not have access to ready help should they experience incidents like a fall. Should they face health problems, they should also be monitored closely. Eventually, some seniors will require some form of assistance with daily activities. Almost all the above-mentioned problems can be solved by moving to a senior living community.
At Alden Bridge, each of our residents has their own private apartments or suites yet has medical alarms in place and other facilities that ensure safety. Although bringing up senior living with your aging parents can be difficult, always remember that you only want what’s best for them, and there’s certainly much to look forward to in a senior living community.
Mental Health Concerns
Other than physical safety concerns, mental health concerns are equally or if not more important. This is especially so if seniors stay alone. Loneliness has been linked to common age-related diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It is hence essential to find ways for seniors to combat loneliness through maintaining social relationships so that they stay connected to society and have cognitive stimulants to keep their brains sharp and active.
Senior living communities offer plenty of opportunities for social interaction, and seniors can get to know others in a similar stage of life. Furthermore, frequent events and activities enable seniors to be consistently involved, helping to maintain or even improve cognitive abilities.
Physical Health Concerns
The risk of nobody being around to respond to accidents that happen is fearful to many seniors, and for good reasons. This is especially so if they do not have medical alert systems installed. Many accidents that happen to seniors tend to be within their own homes due to hazards in the house. Poor eyesight and coordination issues also make seniors more prone to accidents.
Aging is associated with brittle bones, which makes fall hazards even more dangerous. Waiting several hours or even days for help can be detrimental as the injury could have worsened by then. It is therefore important to have fall prevention measures in place for the elderly.
At senior living communities such as Conservatory At Alden Bridge, there are plenty of safety measures put in place to reduce the risk of such incidents. It is important to us that residents can enjoy aging and have fun, but also importantly in a safe manner.