Is assisted living right for you? It is if you want a beautiful home, a variety of fun things to do each day, the company of good friends, amenities close by, and around the clock access to care, safety and security. In fact, assisted living today is more like a live-in resort featuring chef-inspired meals and all the services you would expect from a top vacation destination. If you don’t know what to expect from assisted living, read on!
What you can expect in assisted living
Luxury apartments to make your own
It wasn’t long ago that assisted living housing was more like a room in a dormitory, but no more. Top assisted living communities like The Lodge at Stephens Lake understand that seniors want choices and will stand for nothing less than apartments that are bright and beautiful while providing accessibility and safety features that most homes don’t have. In addition, assisted living communities often provide services like weekly housekeeping as well as laundry and linen service and 24-hour maintenance and repair.
Another big change is that residents can now make their apartments their own. For example, our blog “Decorate Your Space: 5 Tips to Make a Senior Living Apartment Feel Like Home,” looks at some of the many ways residents can decorate their new apartments to reflect their personalities and preferences, such as painting, adding new furnishings, and bringing in greenery so their new home is comfortable and classy. Whether you love spending time alone at home or want to entertain, your assisted living apartment can be everything you want and more!
Convenient onsite services
Seniors who need extra help getting around especially appreciate the onsite services offered in the best assisted living communities. Starting with the convenience of a hair salon and barbershop right on campus to therapy services, nursing oversight, medication management, and concierge physicians, assisted living at The Lodge at Stephens Lake makes sure each resident can easily receive the care they need with ease.
Also helpful is the weekly transportation provided and the peace of mind that comes with knowing anytime time help is needed it is readily available. It’s all about serving the residents so they can kick back and just enjoy the carefree lifestyle of assisted living while looking and feeling their best. Find out more about all you can expect in our blog, “Amenities Count: Comfort and Convenience in Today’s Senior Living Communities.”
Less work, more play
As noted above, many of the tasks seniors have at home like housekeeping, laundry and linen service and maintenance are part of the package but there are more excellent amenities included as well. Imagine taking in a movie right at home in the theater or enjoying a variety of events like local entertainers and special holiday happenings, daily planned activities like gardening, bingo, arts and crafts, cards and board games, and weekly excursions to local restaurants and other fun destinations.
Most important, however, is the sense of belonging to a community and the benefits that come with spending time with friends while enjoying social opportunities. Aging well requires time with others to avoid the ravages of loneliness and isolation which can deplete even the hardiest older adult’s sense of well-being. To learn how to increase socialization check out our blog, “Aging with Grace: How a Strong Social Life Protects Health and Wellness of Seniors.”
Fitness for all
Like socialization, staying physically fit is essential to maximizing strength, flexibility, and stamina, all of which can help seniors lower the risk of falls and many diseases, feel and look better, and generally improve their quality of life. At The Lodge at Stephens Lake our residents enjoy all the benefits of a variety of daily classes in diverse exercises. Another great way to stay fit is walking around the landscaped grounds where residents can get fresh air, do a little birdwatching and enjoy the gifts of nature right at home.
Also key to fitness is nutrition, something we take to a whole new level. Our chef-inspired meals are second to none and residents enjoy three meals each day in the elegant dining room. For those on special diets, we can accommodate those too without sacrificing taste or appeal! Download our brochure to find out more about what’s in store at The Lodge at Stephens Lake.