From their teens well into old age, people value their independence. The desire for freedom is deeply ingrained into the human mind, and when that freedom starts to diminish, it can be frustrating and heartbreaking. For older adults, this can mean limitations in how much they can do during the course of the day and what normal everyday activities they can complete on their own.
The effects of old age need not be completely debilitating to limit one’s independence. Even a family’s concern, if not handled properly, can potentially lead to certain limitations being placed on their older loved ones, even if they technically can continue living as normal. The fear of an accident may be almost as limiting as an actual accident itself.
Fortunately, there is a way for elders to live full, independent lives while preserving their loved ones’ peace of mind. That is through independent living communities.
Unlike assisted living facilities, which are designed to help individuals with activities of daily living (ADLs), independent living communities provide all the freedom of living at home without worrying about burdens such as cleaning house or maintaining safety.
Additionally, independent living is great for those who are living alone. Within a community setting, they are able to make new friends and associate with people who have similar interests. This can help combat the depression and other forms of mental illness that often occur due to loneliness and health issues associated with old age. Also, by providing seniors with as much independence as possible, they are able to have higher self-esteem and a greater sense of purpose in their lives.
The feeling of independence without fear of accidents or other mishaps is one of the greatest appeals of independent living communities. This allows residents to live life on their own terms as they are able to keep their own schedules, manage their own funds and belongings, and maintain their own personal hygiene and other daily activities.
Meanwhile, both the residents and their families can live at peace without worry for their wellbeing.
Many assisted living providers offer independent living options. Senior Care Centers provides independent living residents with many benefits, such as:
- Spacious living arrangements
- Healthy meals
- Housekeeping services
- Satellite TV
- On-site laundry facilities
- Paid utilities
- Accommodations for pets
- Professional security
- In-house banking
- Local transportation
- Alert system
- Daily check-ins
- Social events and activities
By maintaining comfort, care, and independence as much as possible, we help our residents keep a healthy, satisfying lifestyle.
At Senior Care Centers, we ensure that our residents are well taken care of while providing them with the most freedom possible in their daily lives. With comfortable accommodations and a friendly atmosphere, our residents are able to maintain both their health and independence. This allows for a happy, relatively carefree lifestyle during a stage of life that can be worrisome for all involved.
We combine this with highly trained professional services to ensure proper care is received as needed at all times. To learn more about what we can provide for you or your loved one, contact Senior Care Centers today.