What You Don’t Know About Assisted Living

Assisted Living communities are places where those who need a little extra support can live full and rich lives, knowing that they’ll get just the help they need when they need it. Additionally, assisted living communities are thoughtfully designed with many services and amenities older adults want. Add to that help with daily tasks, safety and security, healthy dietary plans, and countless opportunities for socialization, and you have the recipe for a very enjoyable and comfortable lifestyle.

However, there are other benefits to this senior living option that you may not realize. Let’s look at four lesser-known benefits of assisted living communities:

Mental Stimulation

One benefit of assisted living that many don’t consider is the mental and intellectual stimulation that comes with being in a social environment that offers lifelong learning opportunities. Mental stimulation is essential for seniors as it lowers the risk of dementia and long-term cognitive decline. Art, language, and exercise classes, along with cultural and fun events, keep residents active while challenging them intellectually.

Additionally, assisted living communities frequently invite experts in varying fields of interest to lecture and teach about popular topics and trades, such as art history or flower arranging. If there’s not an event going on, residents are encouraged to join clubs, go to the library, create their own learning environment, or gather with family and friends.

Supported Independence

Assisted living communities have trained and compassionate staff ready to help when needed. But that doesn’t mean that the residents have to give up their independence. A setting like this enables individuals to do as much as possible for themselves, living life on their terms—all in a safe and supportive environment.

This lifestyle lifts much of life’s burdens by taking care of chores such as meal preparation, housekeeping, and coordination of medical needs while allowing residents to maintain their independence. The caring staff in assisted living communities receive training on supporting individuals while giving them room to be autonomous.

Ideal Environment

When developing an assisted living community, everything from the physical grounds, buildings, and aesthetics to the planned programs and events are designed with seniors in mind. For example, at The Cabana at Jensen Dunes, in Jensen Beach, FL, residents enjoy beautifully arranged surroundings and the peaceful and quiet neighborhood they prefer.

Restaurant-style dining, special events, adult education, fitness classes, and entertainment are all planned in locations convenient for all residents. There is no longer the danger of isolation due to mobility limitations, inclement weather, or distance. For the residents who want to explore and try out new things, the number of activities they can participate in is unlimited.

Assisted Living also offers a private yet community-like lifestyle. Seniors can enjoy their space while being part of an active senior living community. Having like-minded friends at hand to enjoy socializing with can have a tremendous impact on mental and emotional well-being.

Personalized Care

When you think of an assisted living community, perhaps what crosses your mind is a community of senior citizens all receiving similar care because they share something in common—their age. Happily, that’s not the case. Assisted living communities appreciate and celebrate that everyone is unique. Caring staff can adjust care services depending on each resident’s needs.

When and if a resident has a change in their medical or physical requirements, the staff members will adjust their personal care plan accordingly. At The Cabana at Jensen Dunes, our staff receives the necessary training to support each resident’s needs appropriately.

We offer a vibrant yet supportive environment at The Cabana at Jensen Dunes, where seniors feel part of an active and engaged community. With a superior wellness program and full educational and events calendar, our residents enjoy endless opportunities to live life to the fullest. To learn more about The Cabana at Jensen Dunes, an assisted living and memory care community, or to schedule a private tour, give us a call at 772-758-1003 or visit our website at JensenDunes.com.