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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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How assisted living can improve quality of life: 4 of the top advantages

As we grow older, quality of life can make all the difference. It can influence our physical and emotional health and may even play a positive role in our longevity.

Where we live can play a role as well. Seniors who live alone and might be isolated from others may suffer from negative consequences. If you lose out on the opportunities to participate and engage in life, your health can be affected. But studies have found that assisted living can actually improve your quality of life.

As we grow older, quality of life can make all the difference. It can influence our physical and emotional health and may even play a positive role in our longevity.

Where we live can play a role as well. Seniors who live alone and might be isolated from others may suffer from negative consequences. If you lose out on the opportunities to participate and engage in life, your health can be affected. But studies have found that assisted living can actually improve your quality of life.

In some research, residents developed fewer health conditions and possessed a more positive outlook on life. This may occur because assisted living provides a cohesive social environment and encourages social participation.

Quality of life assisted living benefits 

Although we may have specific traits that we consider crucial to making our life the best it can be, research has discovered several common features that contribute to quality for most people, including:

  • Independence and autonomy

  • Dignity

  • Remaining important to other people

  • Social relationships

  • Finding meaning in life

  • Preserving health and well-being

  • Participating in activities

  • Feeling secure and safe

  • Transportation

When you familiarize yourself with the advantages of an assisted living community, it’s easy to see why it can be a game-changer. Their services can help residents achieve many of the same features noted above that may increase one’s quality of life.

Here are 4 benefits that can directly influence a senior’s satisfaction with life:

1. Help when you need it

It’s a fact of life that as we grow older, we may need help with some of the basic tasks of living. For example, it’s not uncommon to require assistance with bathing, getting dressed or preparing meals. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t live in a private home and make our own choices about how we would like to spend the day.

Assisted living provides private residences so you will not be giving up your own space. It may be smaller than your current home but most residents say that downsizing made their lives much easier. You’ll likely only eliminate the square footage that you weren’t even using.

And while you’ll be free to appreciate all the privacy you like, you can also participate in everything the community has to offer. In other words, you’ll get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

2. Ease in making social connections

We need social interaction in our lives, no matter what our age. Studies have shown that not only does it have a positive influence on our physical and emotional health, but it can even add years to our lives.

Unfortunately, as we grow older, meeting others and participating in social events can become a more difficult task.

One of the great benefits of assisted living is the ease in meeting other people. You’ll have much in common and similar life experiences with your neighbors. The planned activities and social events make interactions more natural. It won’t be long until you’re taking an art class or sharing a thoughtful conversation with a new friend at your book club.

3. Fun activities and health promoting amenities

Your physical and emotional health is greatly impacted by staying active and involved. But people need more than just tasks to stay busy. They need to be purposeful, such as having the opportunity to participate in fun or educational activities.

Remaining engaged in life can also greatly improve quality of life and assisted living opens multiple doors to give you the chance to do just that.

Healthy dining choices, fitness centers to keep you in shape and planned monthly activities to maintain your physical and emotional well-being are just a few to consider. And it’s as convenient as walking out your front door.

Taking advantage of the scheduled transportation for shopping, appointments or entertainment options will help you discover that not only is community life much easier, there are almost endless opportunities to make it meaningful as well.

4. Security and peace of mind

When you move into an assisted living community, don’t be surprised if you immediately begin feeling a sense of relief. Seniors may not always realize how much they were worrying about their personal safety, health issues or keeping up with the never-ending task of home repair. All of those responsibilities can begin taking a toll and increase your stress levels.

But once you move into your community, you’ll discover the ease of maintenance-free living. And the extra time is yours to use however you want.

You may also breathe easier if you have a personal safety alert included in your home as well as living in a secured community. If something does happen and you need immediate assistance, it’s only a moment away. Although you love your privacy and living an independent life, it’s also nice to know that someone is there if needed.   

Ingleside at Rock Creek Assisted Living

You’ll discover the many benefits of assisted living in our community and it doesn’t stop at four. Not only will your life become easier, we think you’ll love the services, activities and amenities that may also make your life more fulfilling.

If you’re considering Ingleside at Rock Creek Assisted Living, you’ll enjoy a beautiful home in a secured community. You’ll be able to put your worries away and just enjoy your new life.

You’ll find everything you need conveniently located and all designed to support your healthy and active life, including:

  • First-class amenities

  • A full social calendar of activities

  • Social opportunities and activities to easily meet your neighbors and make new friends

  • Fitness center and heated pool

  • Delicious chef-prepared meals

  • Theater, library and card/game room

  • Maintenance-free living

  • Easy access to world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in Washington, D.C.

If you would like to learn more about assisted living, please download a complimentary copy of Just the Facts: Your Guide to Assisted Living.

Call (202) 846-2651 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a personalized tour today.

 



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