While many senior citizens would like to remain living in their own homes, the time may come where living alone and managing a household becomes to difficult for a person to do on their own. In these situations, an assisted living community may be the ideal solution. Some of the advantages of an assisted living community, like The Village At Morrisons Cove, include:
Living in an assisted living community is not the same as living in a nursing home. Many assisted living communities offer independent living options, such as small, self-contained apartments. This allows residents to maintain their independence, while having help on hand if needed and not having to worry about taking care of home maintenance and yard work.
Older senior citizens can become isolated, lonely, and depressed living in their own homes if they do not have the opportunity to socialize with friends and family members on a regular basis. An assisted living community can prevent these feelings of being alone, since there are many planned activities and opportunities for residents to socialize and interact with each other. Many assisted living communities have dining rooms where residents can enjoy meals together, as well as movie nights, clubs, and organized excursions to attractions located nearby. When living in an assisted living community, a resident can stay as busy as he or she would like to be and spend as much time as possible with other people.
As senior citizens grow older, they often lose their ability to safely drive due to poor vision or other health problems. This can be very frustrating and limiting to an older person who lives alone. Most assisted living communities provide complimentary transportation to residents so they can attend doctor appointments, go shopping, or enjoy social outings with other residents. Having transportation options available can help a senior citizen feel independent and satisfied even if he or she can no longer drive.
Unfortunately, older senior citizens can become the target of criminals and con artists. When living in an assisted living community, a person can rest assured that the community is safe and monitored. Most assisted living facilities have security systems, and many have security cameras on the grounds.
In addition to protection from crime, a lot of assisted living communities have emergency response systems in each apartment, or residents may be given emergency response pendants which can be used in the event of a fall or needing some other type of medical attention.