You always want best for your elderly loved one. If you’ve been faced with the challenge of deciding on whether or not an assisted living community is right for your elderly family member, you already know there are many things to consider.
While an assisted living community is an excellent option for seniors, some myths could deter someone from seeking out care. We debunk these three common myths that surround assisted living care.
Myth # 1 – Assisted Living Communities Are Depressing
Seniors who reside in an assisted living community are provided with an abundance of activities that are beneficial to both their physical and mental health. From parties and events to fun outings and entertainment, many seniors have something to look forward to every day. Not to mention, many seniors will make new friends, thus keeping them active and social with their peers.
Myth #2 – Remaining at Home is Cheaper
Even if your elderly loved one has paid off their mortgage, there are a multitude of other expenses that come along with remaining at home. From taxes and homeowner’s insurance to utility bills, maintenance and upkeep, it may be less expensive for some seniors to move to an assisted living community.
Myth # 3 – The Quality of Food Is Terrible
Senior health is always of the utmost importance to us. Many elderly residents have specific dietary needs, so we take extra care to adhere to resident nutritional needs and restrictions. The assisted living community that you choose for your elderly loved one should have a variety of nutritious foods available. Here at The Arbors, our food is prepared by highly trained, in-house chefs who create fresh meals for our residents, daily.
The Arbors Assisted Living is a community that encourages and supports seniors to live a healthy and active senior life. From family resources and specialty programs, we offer many options for seniors to feel independent and be involved with many activities. For more information about how The Arbors can help your senior loved one, contact us today!