An older family member living alone can be a constant worry. Contrary to what you might think, this is actually a good time to consider a senior living community and how it can make life easier for everyone involved. Home can be a dangerous place for a senior living alone, so consider Assisted Living as a safe alternative.
Don’t Take a Chance With Falls
One out of four people over 65 falls each year. A fall can trigger a downward spiral of health issues including fractured hips, broken legs and traumatic brain injuries that can lead to extended hospitalization, nursing home care and in increasing numbers of cases, death. The older your loved one gets, the greater the fall risk. But you can help them stay safe by encouraging them to consider assisted living.
Waiting Can Make It Worse
Mobility is directly related to a senior’s independence and most seniors lose some mobility as time goes on. The sooner your older loved one becomes comfortable in an environment where they will receive help with everyday living, the better they will feel about their independence. Often, they’re not happy about leaving their home at first, so having honest and regular conversations about future living options must involve the whole family. If concerns about COVID-19 are holding them back, reassure them that Chelsea Senior Living has rigorous safety measures in place to help ensure that everyone entering and living in the community is safe and disease-free.
Other Health Concerns
Another common concern for older Americans is dementia. A parent with Alzheimer’s or another form of memory impairment can be a disaster waiting to happen if he or she lives alone or with a partner who also has health challenges. A Memory Care community is specially designed to safely support those with dementia. Chelsea’s Country Cottage program exists in all of our assisted living communities and features a secure environment, 24/7 staff and specially designed activities.
Proper Nutrition and Outstanding Dining
You won’t have to monitor your loved one’s diet at a Chelsea Senior Living community. Our chefs work closely with our Wellness Department to ensure proper nutrition for each resident. All kinds of special diets are accommodated along with requests for regional and ethnic specialties.
Independence for Your Loved One, Peace of Mind for You
For more than three decades, Chelsea Senior living has provided safe, homelike residences for older Americans. We offer living arrangements for those who are fully independent as well as for those who need assisted living for extra help with daily living tasks. We pride ourselves on taking care of our residents the same way we would take care of our own family members. The pandemic has changed all of our lives, of course, and COVID-awareness has become second nature in our communities. Our safety protocols include regular testing of residents and staff, limited visitation, small group activities and dining with proper distancing and specific screening requirements for new residents.
Health and safety are our number one priority!
See how Chelsea Senior Living can help your loved one cherish his/her senior years in a safe, nurturing environment!