Staying healthy and feeling your best is important no matter what your age is. But staying cheerful and full of energy can be a difficult task for many aging adults. Seniors experience a physical and mental exhaustion that contributes to losing the vibrancy and enthusiasm that they used to experience when they were younger. They are older and it takes effort, but that does not mean that older adults must resort to an inactive lifestyle. They shouldn’t be confined to their beds, couches, and chairs, while giving up fun activities they enjoy or social interaction.
If they have the determination and the enthusiasm to make life enjoyable, they can succeed in achieving it regardless of the age and the health conditions to overcome. It is all about how old one feels. As far as aging adults are concerned, these tips can help a person cope with change and live life to the fullest.
A common question individuals ask when touring senior living or assisted living is, “What’s Included in the Monthly Rent?” or “Why Is the Rent So Expensive?” More often than not, the response is a basic answers like meals, housekeeping, transportation etc. These are surface level answers.
Here at The Retreat, we believe in being transparent, and that starts with what’s included in the monthly rental rate for our apartments.
Moving tips for seniors going to assisted living or memory care
No matter what your age, moving is stressful. But the process can be extremely emotional and physically challenging for seniors who have lived in the same place for years or decades. Packing up belongings accrued over a lifetime and going to an Independent Living, Assisted Living or Memory Care community brings opportunities for traveling down memory lane, but it also can create anxiety about being without those special possessions.
As you grow older, you may experience changes in your physical and cognitive health. These can affect your safety at home in surprising ways, making things that were previously safe far more dangerous.
Assisted living staff will be able to do their jobs better if they are treated as active and welcome participants in your senior loved one’s care. There are several reasons this approach is important:
1. It increases trust in your senior loved one’s care.
It’s normal for family members to worry about the quality of care a senior loved one will receive in a new assisted living community. One of the best ways to put your worries behind you is to get to know the staff and ask for updates.
2. The assisted living staff will be a big part of your lives.
While your parent or loved one is living in assisted living, the staff will become the main people helping them with the activities of daily living.
They will also be the main social interaction your loved one has day to day and will become the friendly faces you see on your visits. Make an effort to get to know your senior living staff.