Is Assisted Living Right for You? Questions to Ask Yourself

Is Assisted Living Right for You? Questions to Ask YourselfHow close are you or a loved one to living a high quality of life? Could a helping hand with daily tasks support a more independent lifestyle? Is preparing healthy meals becoming a challenge? Are you left behind and socially isolated due to a lack of transportation? 

One option that families may want to consider is assisted living. If you’re not familiar with the features and amenities that today’s communities offer, asking yourself the following senior living questions may reveal this choice to be the right answer. 

Advantages of Senior Living  

Communities offer several benefits that can greatly impact the ability of their residents to live their best lives. 

Consider a few features that land at the top of the list: 

  • Private residences 
  • Support to maintain independence 
  • Activities and social events 
  • Opportunities to make new friends 
  • Fitness and exercise classes 
  • Healthy dining programs 
  • Scheduled transportation 
  • Security and safety features 

Questions to Ask About Assisted Living 

How can you determine if assisted living might be the best solution for you or a loved one? Asking these questions and considering the answers can bring clarity to your decision:   

#1: Is your home accessible and age-friendly? 

Many older adults discover that their homes were not built for aging. There may be steps and stairs, narrow doors and hallways and inaccessible bathrooms. However, renovations can be extensive and expensive. 

Assisted living residences are designed for accessibility and comfort. Not only will you discover zero steps, but you can also personalize the space to make it truly your home. 

#2: Are you relying on others for daily assistance? 

Families and friends help each other and it’s nice to know we have people we can rely on. But many older adults feel as if they are losing their independence and don’t want to become a burden. 

Assisted living staff are there to provide help with the daily tasks, such as bathing safely, getting dressed or managing medications. Residents begin to feel more independent when the time they spend with family and friends doesn’t involve caregiving or chores. 

#3: Are you becoming socially isolated?  

It can become more difficult to participate in activities that were once enjoyable if it is a challenge to schedule or attend events, especially if transportation is not available. 

Assisted living offers a monthly calendar of activities and social events so their residents can easily remain engaged. With so many choices, there is bound to be something of interest for everyone. 

#4: Are you able to socialize with friends? 

One challenge of growing older is that you may no longer have the same access to family and friends to spend time with. It can also be more difficult to meet new people. 

Assisted living creates an environment where making friends is easy and natural. With all of the activities and classes, as well as crossing paths in the common areas, there are many opportunities to begin forming friendships. 

#5: Are you meeting your fitness goals? 

Staying physically and emotionally in shape are keys to aging well. However, it can also become more difficult to go to a gym or take relaxation or exercise classes if you live at home. 

Assisted living provides an on-site fitness center or classes tailored to the needs of older adults so residents can confidently make – and meet – their wellness goals. 

#6: Are you able to plan and prepare healthy meals? 

Planning, shopping and preparing healthy meals can also become more of a challenge as we grow older. Unfortunately, this can lead to substituting snacks, processed foods or skipping meals altogether. 

Assisted living offers chef-inspired selections that not only will meet your nutrition goals but also satisfy your palate. Residents who share meals with others also gain the benefit of social interaction.  

#7: If no longer driving, do you have alternative options? 

If no longer driving, older adults who don’t have other transportation options may find themselves having to rely on family and friends or end up staying at home. This can lead to social isolation. 

Assisted living provides scheduled transportation services so your loved one can attend their medical appointments, go shopping or enjoy off-site activities.  

#8: Do you feel safe and secure in your home? 

Is your home and neighborhood safe and supportive or are you beginning to worry more about living alone. Many older adults are concerned about what they would do if they became ill or injured and needed help. 

Assisted living not only provides additional safety features in both the community and personal residences but is reassuring to residents and their families that someone is always available if help is needed.  

Assisted Living at Seaside Hallandale Beach 

We’re here to answer any questions you may have about senior living and invite your family to see how our community can encourage and promote a higher quality of life. 

We encourage you to visit Seaside Hallandale Beach, which is designed to provide activities and social opportunities to help our residents in reaching their wellness goals.  

Supporting our residents to age well, we believe you or your parents will enjoy the services and amenities available in our pet-friendly community: 

  • A monthly social calendar of activities 
  • Beautiful common spaces to socialize 
  • Weekly housekeeping 
  • A spacious courtyard 
  • An outdoor pool with a covered patio 
  • Personalized fitness and wellness programs 
  • Scheduled transportation 
  • Easy and safe access to the beach 

If you have any questions about Seaside Hallandale Beach Senior Living, please contact us at 954-607-1000 or download our brochure. 

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