The baby boomers consist of the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964. They represent a huge portion, about 29 percent, of the U.S. population. As the baby boomers continue to age, the need for senior housing and care will increase. The percentage of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double between 2012 and 2050. As that demographic grows the need for such services will remain high. There are many advantages to enrolling in a senior living facility, especially for those who are looking for a safe, secure and loving environment for their loved one. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of a senior living community.
Senior living facilities consist of a safe and secure environment where residents can roam around freely and independently. With all of the risks that seniors are susceptible to like Alzheimer’s, diabetes and sepsis: detrimental issues to their health are possible, especially when older adults are living at home alone. Propitiously, a senior living facility could help prevent this with their emergency response systems that are in each room and are available to help a senior in need. With this in mind, It is paramount to cover all the bases when it comes to safety in senior living.
24 Hour Nursing
In addition to providing the care that seniors need, a senior living facility provides assistance with the activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming, bathing as well as preparing healthy meals each day. This is the type of care most seniors need while being able to maintain an independent lifestyle, while nursing is available on a 24-hour basis. Not to mention, the staff is put through ongoing wound care education seminars, which is critical in preventing sepsis. At senior living facilities, residents build trusting relationships with their caregivers who provide weekly checkups to treat their wounds by providing appropriate treatments.
Guilt is common among those caring for senior parents from a distance, but remember you are still doing your part to help. It is important for senior living communities to understand how essential family is and why you need that peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is being cared for. At Poet’s Walk, a Spring Hills Memory Care Community, we are dedicated to holistic care methods, we know how important family engagement and communication are for our residents and home care recipients. This is especially true for those living far away from their elderly parents. Smile™ provides two-way communication for you and your loved one, using your preferred method of notification to receive updates and messages. This personalized approach to caring for and monitoring your loved one–even from a distance–provides a peace of mind that so many adult children have trouble attaining. Here are some additional advantages of senior living communities:
- Activities and socialization opportunities scheduled throughout the day.
- More privacy than nursing homes while staying safe and secure.
- Maintenance free home with all of the amenities/services.
At Poet’s Walk, our first priority and we have plenty of ways to help our residents thrive. We offer just the right blend of personal attention and assistance that’s helpful instead of obtrusive. Taking the time to get to know our residents enables us to better cater our approach so it meets their needs and suits their preferences. To learn more about senior living options we offer, please click here.