Understanding your needs is essential for maintaining and improving your quality of life. However, as we age, it can be a challenge to keep up with daily living demands. Going to the grocery store, lifting heavy objects, and making minor house repairs can eventually become tiring or even dangerous.
Assisted Living can help manage the more taxing aspects of your life so you can focus on the things you love the most. Independence and quality care are at the forefront of our services, and we’ll be happy to personalize your lifestyle to meet your needs best.
Let’s take a look at Assisted Living and see how it can bring you the peace, comfort, and tranquility you deserve.
What Are Your Needs?
Before deciding if Assisted Living is right for you, it’s important to take an honest look at what you need to live comfortably. Activities of daily living (ADLs) are a variety of tasks you perform every single day, including:
Over time, managing and completing your ADLs can become more complicated, and you may need to depend on loved ones to help you live a rich, full life. However, ADLs aren’t the only essential aspects of our life you need to consider.
Companionship, community, financial security, medication management, and exercise are crucial to maintaining your quality of life. And while we support the decision to live in your own home or with relatives, there may come the point where your needs might exceed the capabilities of your loved ones and caregivers.
The Struggles of Living at Home
Living at home could provide you a range of benefits, especially if you can manage your level of care on your own. According to AARP, over 90% of seniors in the U.S. plan on aging in their home, citing reasons like safety, comfort, and recognizability as deciding factors.
Over time, though, your health and physicality can change, requiring more frequent support from professionals and amenities that could be expensive to install into your or a loved one’s home.
Lack of Facilities
Lack of facilities is the lack of proper amenities in your home to help maintain your quality of life. These amenities can include:
- Movement and wheelchair accessibility
- Walk-in bathtubs
- Proper exercise equipment and space
- Equipment to address health concerns
- Space to focus on hobbies and activities
Cost of Homecare
If you’re planning to live at home, it’s also important to understand the costs you may have to take on as your needs change. While appropriate facilities can add up to a considerable amount, you may also have to consider:
- Physician visits
- Caregiver visits
- Transportation costs
- Home repair costs
Having an appropriate retirement plan can help manage these costs, but there’s no way of knowing how much you need to spend over time to help keep you living comfortably at home.
Caregiver burnout is a common issue many can face, especially as your needs change over time. Many caregivers are often unpaid family members or loved ones who also have to work additional jobs to help provide support. Caregiving can be a significant responsibility, and burning out can decrease the wellbeing of you and your caregiver.
If you’re struggling to maintain your quality of life, it may be time to start considering our Assisted Living lifestyle.
Assisted Living Makes Life a Little Easier
Assisted Living can help address all of the issues you may face while living at home and provide plenty of opportunities to focus on your passions, spend time with family, and be part of a community.
All American Senior Living can support virtually every aspect of your life. Before joining our community, we’ll take a look at your needs and personalize our services to serve you best.
Never Worry About Arduous Tasks
Assisted Living provides many benefits, but one of the appealing is that we handle complex everyday tasks. These tasks can include:
- Heavy lifting
- Running errands
Connect With a Community
13.8 million seniors live alone, which can cause feelings of isolation, depression, and loneliness. Companionship and community are essential to your quality of life, and Assisted Living can help provide this by:
- Hosting events
- Offering activities
- Organizing outings
Assisted Living can help boost your mood, improve cognitive functions, and provide a sense of purpose and belonging by being with friends and family.
Maintain Your Health & Safety
While making life easier and more exciting is quintessential to improving your quality of life, nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. Your needs change as you age, and over time you’ll find access to adequate health care becoming increasingly crucial to your wellbeing.
Assisted Living ensures you always have the care you need when you need it, including:
- An onsite medical team
- Medication management services
- Personalized wellness programs
- Physician visits
Assisted Living suites also include safety-focused amenities to help prevent injuries. Nearly 3 million seniors visit the emergency room every year because of falls, all of which could have been prevented with proper equipment like handrails and even flooring.
Regular exercise can also reduce the risk of injuries, improving coordination, balance, and strength.
When Is Assisted Living Right For You?
Deciding on Assisted Living depends on if you believe it can support your quality of life. We recommend discussing with your family your needs and what you’re looking for from your life.
If you have any questions about how All American Senior Living can help you, please get in touch with us today!