For senior citizens facing health ailments and age-related impairments, it’s vital to maintain a positive quality of life. Not only can it enhance their mood and outlook — it may just improve their physical health, too.
Here are a few ways that choosing the right senior community can foster a better day-to-day experience:
- Personalized care
With a great senior community, residents receive individualized attention from caregivers who are more likely to spot small changes before they balloon into larger issues. In fact, the White House Council on Aging recommends that seniors be in a home setting with groups of six to 10 residents.
“A smaller environment with many employees providing high-quality care gives the family the consistency and assurance that their loved one will thrive in the community,” explains Bobby Larson, president of The Villas at La Canada in Tucson, Arizona.
- Smart technology
Senior living communities often have access to technologies that can help make seniors’ lives safer. Technologies that help with medication management, for example, ensure residents never miss a dose. Larson says residents at The Villas also wear call buttons so they can request a caregiver if they desire — another way they use technology to improve resident health.
- Beautiful settings
A high-quality community will deliver an atmosphere just as inviting as residents’ previous residences. And just like traditional neighborhoods, residents can visit with nearby neighbors.
“Living in a gorgeous home with beautiful landscaping and water features is important as it shows our elderly they are able to live out their days in the comfort deserving of a life well-lived,” Larson adds. An appealing aesthetic can also do wonders to keep everyone in a positive mindset.
- Innovative programs
Another benefit of senior communities: the programming and amenities. And modern communities are looking beyond bingo and knitting to programs designed to benefit residents socially, physically and mentally.
This programming can include everything from fitness classes to live performances, all of which give residents the opportunity to meet new people and try new experiences. Larson points to pet therapy and visiting dance troupes as popular activities at The Villas at La Canada.
Looking for a great senior living community? Consider The Villas at La Canada Assisted Living and Memory Care Neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona.
The Villas at La Canada provides all levels of assisted living care and all types of memory care, including Alzheimer’s and dementia. Their qualified staff is committed to helping residents maintain a high quality of life with comprehensive care, great programming and beautiful grounds.
Discover more about The Villas at la Canada and its parent company, Innovative Senior Living — call 520-531-0086 or visit VillasAtLaCanada.com.