How Senior Living Keeps Older Adults Healthy
Social isolation, depression, and loneliness are more likely to occur in older adults who live alone. Loneliness can negatively affect older adults’ mental and physical health. The risk of chronic diseases such as pulmonary disease, diabetes, arthritis, and cognitive illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia is also increased.
The place we live has a profound impact on our health and happiness, and this becomes increasingly important as we age. Living in a senior living community provides seniors with the opportunity to live a healthy life in a safe, caring environment.
Health Benefits of Moving into a Senior Living Community
The health of older adults can be improved by moving into a senior community. The structure of these communities can improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Some of the benefits include:
Improved Fitness: Residents will be able to exercise and if assistance is needed, it is available. Regular movement is crucial in prolonging an active lifestyle. As we age, we lose flexibility, balance, and strength.
Improved Diet: Delicious and nutritious meals are prepared for your loved one. The dining room setting transforms every meal into an opportunity to share with friends and neighbors.
Improved Safety: Senior communities are designed and built with emergency call systems, good lighting and handrails. Attentive staff members will able to identify any missed residents who don’t show up for a meal, social activity, or date.
Reduced Stress: With someone to take care of them 24/7, senior living residents do not have to worry about daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance. Being free of these responsibilities decreases daily stress and opens up free time for the life of a maintenance-free community and freedom.
Choosing the Right Senior Living Community
At Royal Oak Nursing Center, each resident receives individualized care in order to maintain and improve their quality of life. We offer quality care while maintaining a respect for personal preferences. Contact us today to learn more about our services.