Many seniors resist the idea of moving into an independent or assisted living community because they don’t want to lose their independence. For seniors who have lost a loved one and live alone, research shows that having seniors live alone may not be the best option for their budget and overall happiness. While there are several reasons to consider enrolling your loved one in an assisted living facility, below are a few of our favorites.
Assisted Living Facilities Can Be Less Expensive
If you have a senior family member living alone at home, it can be extremely costly trying to keep up with the various repairs and utilities required of a house. From temperamental kitchen appliances to an unexpected leak in the roof, properly maintaining the health and safety of your house can be a full-time job. When you’re loved one joins an assisted living community like The Renaissance in Richfield, they’ll never have to worry about broken appliances or costly home repairs because it will already be taken care of.
More Opportunity For Physical Activity
When living alone, it can be challenging to find the motivation to be physically active. Assisted living communities offer a variety of programs to keep senior residents healthy and active. From endurance and strength-building workouts to water aerobics and gardening, seniors can pick and choose the activities that appeal most to them.
Plenty Of Socialization
For seniors who live alone or have lost a loved one, it’s easy to feel withdrawn and discouraged when it comes to social activities. When you enroll your loved on in an assisted living community, you’ll never have to worry about them getting lonely because they will be surrounded by many other seniors their age. At The Renaissance in Richfield, we offer varied, multi-dimensional activities for seniors that promote mental and physical wellness. Some of our senior-focused activities include cooking classes, restaurant outings and arts and crafts projects.
A Safe Living Environment
If you have a senior family member that is living alone, you may constantly worry about them getting hurt, even in the comfort of their own home. Oftentimes, families have to make special home modifications to ensure their senior loved one’s living corridors are in a safe state. There are several items to consider purchasing, including medical alert systems, wheelchair-accessible ramps and shower-grab bars, which can all add up. When you enroll your loved one in a senior assisted living facility, you can rest assured they’ll be in a safe environment that caters to the daily struggles of seniors. Many assisted living facilities have medical staff on-site, so your loved one will receive the individual attention they need, right when they need it.
At the Renaissance in Richfield, we’re passionate about enhancing the lives of our senior residents through our specialized senior care facility and senior care services. If you’re interested in learning more about our assisted living facility or would like a tour of our state-of-the-art senior care community in Ohio, contact our senior caregivers today!