Even though age brings insight, intelligence, loveliness, and knowledge, the one thing that fears everyone is the ‘old age’. This is because, first of all, we think that we are eternal on this earth but when time passes, and we start aging, our bodies make us realize that they are in the process of degeneration. This is a truth that is hard to digest and people start worrying about their wellbeing and start thinking that happiness becomes a distant dream as their body may not cope with it anymore.
As well, it is always difficult to see someone we love getting older especially when they are unable to live on their own. They require an aid to do their daily tasks, they require external support both physically and psychologically. It becomes a worry for their bloodline as they also will be busy with their jobs and other responsibilities, as a matter of practicalities. To fill this void, senior care homes or the assisted living homes are the best options to provide seniors with the required care and support.
These senior homes aka assisted living facilities are meant for seniors. These can be said as the creative alternatives of ‘Old age homes’ but a lot more facilities. We can see it right from the design of the houses to the facilities in them. The rooms, floor, furniture, beds, wardrobes, kitchen, bathrooms and all other amenities and every other part of the house will be designed keeping seniors in mind. Everything is so senior friendly.
These houses also possess attendants who work 24/7 to ensure seamless life for the seniors. They help seniors in every possible way, right from remembering and giving their medication on time to serving meals based on the preferences and conducting physical activities regularly. There will also be scheduled specialist geriatric doctor visits for the better health of the seniors.
The greatest feature of assisted living facilities is the option to grow old amid the same age and likeminded people. It is very important as the seniors may not feel comfortable living in an atmosphere that is not suitable to them. At assisted living facilities, elderly can here experience a life full of independence and can make their own choices, which may not be possible at home for various reasons. Independence in life makes it more interesting without which life becomes meaningless. It is more essential for seniors!
At assisted living facilities the life will be more comfortable as all the needs of senior habitants will be taken care of by the facility staff. Apart from that there are more salient feature in senior homes, such as -
Lifestyle that promotes aesthetic living
Adjustable and cosy clinical beds
Bathrooms that are specially designed for seniors
Food that is rich in nutritional values based on personal preferences
Activities for both physical and mental fitness
Opportunity to live with independence and freedom
Life amid of likeminded people
It’s our responsibility to make sure our elders are living a life that is full and happy. It is seniors right to live a life that full and happy!