Aging at home is a beautiful thing. You get to stay in your home, maintain your independence and keep the people who love you close. Retiring at home is also a big responsibility, however. It can be difficult to keep up with household chores, manage your health and safety needs or handle finances independently. Fortunately, there’s another option: Assisted Living communities! Here are some reasons why this alternative may be safer than aging at home:
Better Assistance during Medical Emergencies
Assisting Living is safer because it provides better assistance during medical emergencies. If you or your loved one needs immediate medical attention, such as CPR or an emergency call to 911, the care team will be able to help out and ensure all the necessary procedures are followed thoroughly. In contrast, if you live alone at home and attempt these same tasks on your own without proper training or equipment (such as an AED), there’s a chance that things could go wrong quickly – and even worse: you might not have any idea what exactly happened!
The best thing about senior-friendly Assisted Living communities is that they can provide physical care as well as emotional support when needed; this means less worry for family members who may feel overwhelmed with anxiety over how their loved ones are doing during this period since they know someone else has their back whenever necessary.
Easier to Receive Prescription Medications on Time
One of the biggest challenges older adults face is staying on top of their medication schedules. They may forget to take a pill or be unable to get out and pick up their prescriptions in time because of weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. When you live at home, it’s up to you to make sure that all your doctor’s appointments are scheduled and that all medications are taken as directed – and if something goes wrong with either one, there may be no one around who can help out.
In Assisted Living, however, this isn’t an issue at all: residents receive regular reminders about when they need to take their pills; if anything goes wrong with these reminders (for example, if there’s a power outage), team members will check in on residents individually until they are sure everything is okay.
24/7 Care Team
Assisted Living is the safest option because it allows you to have a 24/7 care team. You can get help when and where you need it. This can make your life much easier by allowing you to have more independence in taking care of yourself and other things around you. For example, if you’re having trouble getting out of bed or cleaning up after yourself after meals, this may be something worth looking into for yourself or someone else who needs assistance with daily tasks like these.
Lower Risk of Feeling Lonely or Isolated
The sense of community that comes with Assisted Living communities is one of their biggest benefits. When you live at home, your only interaction with others is through phone calls or visits from family members. As a result, it can be easy to feel lonely and isolated as time goes on.
In contrast, residents in Assisted Living communities can connect with other people who share similar interests and experiences. This provides an opportunity for socialization that may not be available if you still live independently at home.