Making the decision to move your loved one from in-home care to a retirement home can be one that sparks several conflicting feelings among family members.
“Will your loved one be well taken care of? What can an assisted living facility provide that family can’t?” are some of the questions that may arise. We understand that taking this step represents a new stage in your loved one’s life, and we are here to let you and your loved one know that moving to senior living apartments or a retirement home can be extremely beneficial to his or her health.
Whether your loved one is an independent living candidate, or a person who requires more attention from an assisted living community, we believe that the benefits of a senior living community exist for the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of your loved one’s life.
1. Proper Nutrition About in Assisted Living Facilities
At Holly Hall, we believe in providing the proper nutrition for your family member in assisted living. We understand that even in independent living, planning a daily menu and grocery shopping can become a burdensome task as aging occurs.
At a senior living community, members can receive three meals a day that represent the changing palates that age brings. An assisted living facility is able to access fresh foods and have them prepared by professional on-site chefs.
2. Safe Facilities
Safety is key as your loved one begins to age. The decision to have them moved to a retirement home may have been based on the enhanced health risk of living at home alone.
With assisted living, your loved one can thrive in a community that is built around the safety of seniors. Your loved one will be able to take advantage of proper lighting, grab bars in bathrooms, emergency systems, handrails in the hallway, and more. The health benefits of senior living at an assisted living facility are plentiful, from the extra safety precautions involved, to licensed staff available to assist when called upon.
3. Reduced Stress
Even seniors who are on the more independent side may find it difficult to keep up with the daily stressors of keeping up a completely independent home environment. From housekeeping to home maintenance, things can easily become a struggle and a hazard.
By getting your loved one enrolled in independent living, you are opening them up to an environment that has been designed especially for their comfort.
Your loved one will be able to enjoy their golden years without having to worry about the stress of mowing lawns, taking care of landscaping, or dealing with home repairs. Instead, they can make new friends and simply enjoy every day that they have at our community doing the things that they love.
Learn About Independent and Assisted Living Communities Through Holly Hall
If your family is at the crossroads with a loved one on what the next steps of care should be, contact Holly Hall. We are a Christian retirement community that specializes in independent living, assisted living, and healthcare living for seniors in the Houston area. Call us today to find out about our options for your family member and let us set up a tour with you of our community facilities.