When is assisted living needed?January 22, 2019
Assisted living residents are usually seniors who have had a slight decline in health and need assistance performing one or more activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming or dressing. Seniors who would like to live in a social environment with little responsibilities, where care is easily accessible whenever it may be needed are the type of people you will find in an assisted living community.
People often seek assisted living when they:
- Need more help than their family and friends can provide, and in-home assistance isn’t an option
- Feel isolated at home, lonely or depressed because they can no longer participate in social and recreational activities or see friends
- Suffer from limited mobility and are at risk for falling
- Find that their health issues make cooking, cleaning and laundry a burden — or prevent them from accomplishing these tasks at all
- Can no longer drive, have limited access to public transportation and are increasingly housebound and dependent on others
- Need limited care after suffering from an illness or injury, or while recuperating from surgery
Typically, assisted living communities offer prepared meals three times a day and help with light housekeeping and laundry. Depending on the community, residents may have access to a fitness center, swimming pool, beauty salon, post office and transportation. Communities will also plan events, activities and trips that allow residents to remain active and social.
For more information about assisted living services within Benedictine, we invite you to get in touch with us by using the form below.