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Assisted Living & Memory Care

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Have a Struggling Parent? Retirement Homes are More Effective Than You Think

Talking to parents about assisted living

Your parents gave you everything you could have ever wanted when it comes to their love and emotional support. Over the years, they cared for you, were there for you, and made sure you had all the best opportunities to succeed. Well if your parents are struggling in their old age, it might be time to return the favor.

Retirement homes can actually help a struggling elder much more than some people might think. There is really nothing like it. Senior living communities have some of the most active people in any age group. These people know how to live life to the fullest; it just might take them a little bit to find out how.

There are plenty of benefits of having your parent or loved one join adult communities. There is a very good chance that they will enjoy it much more than they thought, too.

Activities
If your struggling parent was living alone, chances are they weren’t being too active. Not being active actually has a lot of negative health effects. By living in retirement homes, they will not only have many more activities available to them, they will have the freedom to choose which ones to partake in. The least happy retirees only engage in two or less regular activities; the happiest engage in more.

Friendship
A 2009 Independent Living Report study shows that once involved in a retirement community, an elderly person is much more likely to try new things and make new friends. They won’t find that at too many other places. Just having more people to interact with and share their stories and experiences with will benefit your loved ones tremendously.

Cared For
This benefit is more for the family members of the senior, but it truly benefits everyone. You and your family will have the peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are being cared for by experienced and genuinely friendly professionals. The successful retirement homes provide 24-hour care, three meals a day in a group dining experience, as well as a variety of quality of life services: health care, medication management, transportation, maintenance, laundry, and social services.

Your loved ones deserve to be cared for and to be as happy as possible. If they are in need of great care, contact us today!