We all want the best for our parents, however, the debate about whether your loved ones should receive home care or move to an assisted living facility is real. Both options have their pros and cons and the decision is a struggle that every family would go through when deciding the accommodation for loved ones. Here are some reasons why assisted living can actually be beneficial for your elderly parent.
Benefits of Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living communities are perfect for your loved ones who might only need minor daily assistance. They provide assistance together with personal care like medication management but generally do not provide full-time long term care. Examples of assisted living residences are boarding houses, congregate housing, adult congregate care, domiciliary care as well as residential care.
Assisted living communities provide both long-term and short-term care depending on the needs of your loved ones and do not necessarily have to be a long-term commitment. Assisted living communities prioritize community as well as family engagement whilst honoring the resident’s privacy, autonomy and dignity. Visitors are also welcome any time of the day and are even able to stay overnight. Plenty of assisted care communities accept pets as well, so it would not be necessary to part with your furry friends.
Prevent Social Isolation
Assisted living communities can also help to prevent social isolation for your loved ones. Residents in assisted living communities are able to have the opportunity to socialize with others on a daily basis which can help them to keep an active social life and prevent mental illnesses like depression. By forming deep social bonds with the residents around them, it can also help them to feel more involved in the community. Residents often do recreational activities like playing games and watching television together. Most assisted living communities also make an effort to keep residents active and entertained by offering a range of various programs. This can range from outdoor excursions, gaming evenings, exercise courses, crafts and hobbies and even dance. By helping the residents keep active, assisted living communities can help to prevent them from living a lonely and sedentary lifestyle and lead an active and healthy one instead.
Assisted living can also help to take care of your parents by providing round-the-clock assistance at any time, day or night. The presence of highly trained, qualified and competent team would mean that your loved ones would be in good hands, even when you are not around, thereby removing significant worry from your shoulders.
Discovery Commons South Biscayne Offers Assisted Living for Your Loved Ones
If you are looking for superior caretaking options for your loved ones, you could head over to Discovery Commons South Biscayne. We will help ensure an active and healthy lifestyle for them. Discovery Commons South Biscayne is an assisted living community that is committed to making sure that the residents have everything that it has to offer. We provide Dimensions Health and Wellness programs that can help stimulate the mind, body and soul, as well as help your loved ones boost their immune system. What are you waiting for? Contact us now to find out more about what we have to offer.