Are you or an older loved one beginning to struggle with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and managing medications? If so, it may be time to consider how best to access help – and create a higher quality of life.
If you’re wondering if there is an option that can offer all of the services and amenities needed, the answer is yes. An assisted living community.
What is assisted living?
Assisted living communities provide a helping hand to older adults who wish to continue living independently. Private and accessible residences and a trained staff make daily life easier to navigate.
Residents also enjoy activities, social events and opportunities to meet and make new friends. The dining programs include several delicious and nutritious menu selections and communities provide fitness classes to help keep in shape, both physically and cognitively.
Signs it may be time for assisted living
If life has become more difficult, it may be time to consider the advantages that a community can provide. We offer assisted living in Fort Lauderdale and often see the following 8 common indicators that additional help may be needed:
Sign #1. It’s harder to navigate the home
It might be time for a change when the existing home becomes difficult to maneuver. There may be steps and stairs or narrow hall and doorways that can’t accommodate assistive equipment. However, families should consider if expensive and extensive renovations would still leave other challenges for their loved one to live a quality life.
Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale at Seaside Hallandale Beach: we offer accessible and spacious residences that can be personalized.
Sign #2. Daily life has become more difficult
Additional help may be required from family and friends but these extra hours can be hard for others to provide and still balance the responsibilities of their own lives. Your loved one may also feel more dependent as the relationships once enjoyed with family members are now spent in caregiving tasks.
Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale at Seaside Hallandale Beach: our compassionate and trained staff offer assistance when needed.
Sign #3. Eating healthy is more challenging
Nutrition is critical as we grow older but it can become more difficult to achieve. Planning and preparing food can be exhausting and also more of a challenge, especially if needing to rely on other forms of transportation to shop. Unfortunately, many older adults solve the problem by substituting snacks or processed foods – or skipping meals altogether.
Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale at Seaside Hallandale Beach: your loved one will enjoy our delicious and nutritious chef-prepared meals.
Sign #4. Social isolation is becoming more frequent
When it becomes more difficult to get together with family and friends or find social events and the transportation to get there, it often becomes easier for many older adults to choose to remain at home instead. However, the health risks of social isolation have been found to rival those of smoking, obesity and physical inactivity.
Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale at Seaside Hallandale Beach: we plan social events so our residents can easily interact and begin making new friendships.
Sign #5. There is an increasing struggle to meet wellness goals
Remaining in shape can be a challenge. As we grow older, finding the motivation can become more difficult as well as locating a gym or fitness class, coordinating a schedule and arranging for a ride. If you or a loved one is becoming more sedentary, this can also increase the risk for several physical and mental health issues.
Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale at Seaside Hallandale Beach: our fitness classes are not only healthy for our residents but provide fun and a chance to socialize.
Sign #6. Frequent boredom or loneliness is occurring
If there isn’t anything of interest to do, the days can stretch out endlessly when we grow older. When leaving the home becomes more challenging and if close family and friends have been lost, loneliness can become a part of daily life. This not only takes joy and a sense of fulfillment away but can negatively impact both physical and cognitive health.
Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale at Seaside Hallandale Beach: a monthly calendar of activities offers something for everyone.
Sign #7. Maintaining the home is more difficult
Homeownership can be a headache but the challenges can seem overwhelming as you become older. A house requires constant upkeep and repairs, which are time-consuming and costly. Even if someone else is completing the projects, they must still be managed. Unfortunately, the home often falls into disrepair and may create a safety hazard.
Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale at Seaside Hallandale Beach: our residents enjoy the maintenance-free lifestyle and new-found time they can use as they wish.
Sign #8. Increased anxiety due to safety and security concerns
Is your loved one becoming more anxious about safety and security? Many older adults no longer feel as safe in their homes or neighborhoods. They may also become increasingly worried about what they would do if they became ill or injured and were home alone. This anxiety not only affects their mental health but quality of life.
Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale at Seaside Hallandale Beach: Our community and personal residences include safety features and alarms. It’s also reassuring to know someone is there if help is ever 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