What Is Assisted Living
As we get older, some of the activities that used to be simple and easy, like carrying bags of groceries or cooking a meal, can turn into difficult or overwhelming tasks. The first step is recognizing when you or a loved one could use a helping hand, and realizing that it’s OK to get help with difficult tasks so you can focus on the aspects of life you enjoy most. That’s where assisted living comes in. Read on to learn more about assisted living options in Colorado Springs.
An assisted living community offers all the comforts of home and the extra help you need, whenever you need it. If you or a loved one is having difficulty managing daily tasks around the house or taking medications on schedule, it may be time to consider the benefits of moving to assisted living.
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
Activities of daily living (ADLs) are tasks performed on a daily basis that are essential to independent living. Assisted living provides help and support with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming and other daily tasks. Highly trained staff members are available to provide help when needed, with licensed nursing staff on-site or on call in case of emergency.
Help with ADLs might include assistance with bathing, showering, dressing, toileting, grooming, nail care and more. Help is also available with mobility and transferring from a chair to standing or getting in and out of bed, if needed. Medication management is provided for those who need help with taking medications on a set schedule.
The level of care is customized for each resident’s needs, with a care team providing a helping hand whenever needed. Residents can request help as needed while still managing many aspects of daily life independently.
Benefits of Assisted Living
Residents may need help with medication management, meal preparation, bathing, dressing, grooming and other daily tasks. Team members are available round-the-clock to provide help when needed, with licensed nursing staff on-site or on call in case of emergency. Residents have access to care 24/7 at the push of a button.
Personal Choice and Independence
Assisted living communities provide help and support with activities of daily living in a setting where residents can request help as needed, while still managing many aspects of their daily life independently. You have the flexibility and freedom to set your own schedule and spend time doing what you want. Assisted living communities offer a host of amenities for residents to enjoy, including chef-prepared meals, fitness and wellness programs, lifelong learning opportunities, and planned social activities and trips.
Assisted living provides the privacy and peace of mind of having 24/7 assistance available within your own private apartment.
Sense of Security
There’s comfort in knowing your loved one is well cared for in a safe and secure environment. Residents have access to care at the push of a button, with team members available 24/7 and licensed nursing staff on-site or on call in case of emergency. Residences are intentionally designed with safety features to promote independence and reduce the likelihood of falls.
A Healthy Lifestyle
Keeping up with an exercise routine is easier than ever when there’s a fitness center with regularly scheduled group fitness classes right outside your door. Staying physically active can help older adults feel younger and maintain their independence longer, which is why the wellness benefits of assisted living are so valuable. Residents also benefit from innovative programs that improve wellness on many levels — physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual.
Opportunities to Socialize
Assisted living communities have a built-in social network that provides a sense of belonging and enhances quality of life for older adults. Meeting new people and interacting with friends and neighbors is important for health and well-being as we age. Opportunities to build and maintain friendships are part of everyday life, including social activities, game nights and more.
Explore Assisted Living with Aberdeen Ridge
Aberdeen Ridge, a Life Plan Community in Colorado Springs, offers assisted living, which is peace of mind for you and the whole family. We make the transition easy for you and your family, with move-ins accepted directly into assisted living and memory care with no entrance fee. To learn more about our assisted living community, contact us today.