Now is the Perfect Time to Begin Discussing Senior Living Options With Your Loved Ones
Baby Boomers, or those born between 1946 and 1964, are considered to be apart of one of the most influential generations in America. Many were born shortly after World War II, and matured during a tumultuous time in American history that included the Civil Rights movement, the sexual revolution, the advent of rock and roll, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in addition to many other important historical milestones.
However, the baby boomer population is aging. It’s estimated that nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, and will continue to do so until the year 2030. As such, it’s important to discuss assisted facility living options with your senior parents or loved ones in the event they are no longer able or willing to live independently.
Assisted living programs vary depending on the level of care and assistance the resident desires or needs. In fact, the entire assistance living philosophy is based off on a model of care service that promotes both independence and dignity. While some assisted living residences only provide supportive care, others may include more direct care such as the administration of medication and help laundry, chores, and other aspects of day to day living.
A variety of social and wellness activities set in a community environment are just one of the many benefits of assisted facility living. It’s common for assisted living centers to feature activities such as Zumba, yoga, pottery, guest lectures, live entertainment, computer classes, and more in order to help keep seniors active, fit, and mentally stimulated. In addition, the community-like atmosphere helps to promote a sense of companionship that can help seniors feel right at home.
The goal of assisted living is to help seniors live out their golden years and remain as self-sufficient as possible, with the comfort and assurance that help is available when needed.