When most people think about moving into an assisted living community, they assume that they will be giving up some of their independence. The reality is, however, that these types of community living homes can actually do quite the opposite. Having others around to help you can allow you to focus on doing more of the things you enjoy doing rather than just trying to get the necessities done.
Read on to see some of the many ways that an assisted living home can help you to free up the time and energy you need to do more enjoyable things. You will quickly see just how helpful this type of living situation can actually be.
No More Cleaning
While those who are able will be responsible for doing the general cleaning in their own rooms, the ‘deep cleaning’ will be handled by the facility. This can save you a lot of time and energy compared to having to do it on your own. In addition, it means you don’t have to worry about buying all of the different cleaning supplies on your own.
Cooking is done For You
Most assisted living facilities have meals prepared for you so you don’t need to worry about cooking. Even if you have special dietary requirements the facility should be able to meet them without a problem. Being able to eat good, healthy food without having to worry about buying it from the store or preparing it can be a huge help for many people. Taking the extra time and energy you have because you didn’t have to prepare your own meals and using it for something you enjoy more is a great way to recapture some of your independence.
When you are living on your own in your home the general maintenance can become overwhelming. Changing light bulbs, fixing leaky faucets and any other things that need to be done on a regular basis can eat up a lot of your time and energy. Assisted living communities, however, will have employees who handle this type of general upkeep so you don’t have to worry about a thing. In addition to saving you time and effort it is also much safer for you. Many of these types of tasks will require you to climb up a ladder or crawl under an area, which can be quite dangerous for the elderly.
As you can see, by taking on many of the responsibilities that are time consuming, energy sapping or even dangerous, an assisted living community can actually help provide you with more independence than you’ve had for years. Many people who decide to enter one of these communities are pleasantly surprised at just how much they enjoy the entire experience. While there is no doubt that it will be life changing, it can be for the better. If you’re looking for the right elderly home in the area, please let us help you. We work with a network of the best communities in LA and can help you find one that is perfect for your specific situation.