Are you or a loved one considering an assisted living community for all the benefits they have to offer? The reasons why can greatly vary: it might be that a helping hand is needed with personal tasks, or shopping and preparing healthy meals have become more difficult. Maybe feelings of boredom or loneliness might have increased in frequency, or anxiety about falling or becoming ill while alone may be surfacing.
However, it’s also not uncommon to be unfamiliar with everything an assisted living community has to offer.
If your family is looking for ways to support a loved one to receive high quality care while maintaining an enriched life, learn how an assisted living community can provide everything needed.
Assisted living: what to expect
To better prepare your family for what they can expect, take a moment to review the following amenities and services that will be available.
1. A private residence
Families are often surprised that assisted living offers private residences and options in floorplans and designs. No need to pay for costly and disrupting accessibility repairs in an existing home. Communities provide move-in ready homes that residents can personalize to make their own.
2. Assistance with daily tasks
If reliance on family members and friends has been increasing, assisted living can actually support feelings of independence. The staff offers a compassionate helping hand with tasks such as bathing, getting dressed or managing medications. Loved ones appreciate the return to their family roles before caregiving became a priority.
3. Activities and amenities
If participating in enjoyable activities has become more difficult while living at home, it’s not surprising that boredom or loneliness can appear. These situations can negatively impact your loved one’s health – both physically and cognitively. Take a look at an assisted living community’s monthly calendar and you’ll find several options of interest.
4. Friendships and social interaction
Being socially active is another necessity for good health. We need people for conversations, support, enjoyment and to create a sense of belonging. Unfortunately, it can become harder to make friends when there are fewer opportunities to meet others. An assisted living community provides the people and events, which almost guarantees the forming of friendships.
5. Healthy dining
Most older adults know they should eat healthy and that the right nutrients can greatly impact their well-being. But that doesn’t make it any easier to shop, plan and prepare meals. Instead, unhealthy snacks may be substituted. An assisted living community not only provides delicious food but a wide menu selection and can accommodate dietary needs.
6. Fitness and wellness classes
If you ask most people what their biggest obstacle is when maintaining a fitness routine, most will tell you it’s either difficult to get to the location regularly – or they struggle to stay motivated. Assisted living provides exercise, stretching and balance classes right outside your door. When you join in with your friends, it’s also much more fun.
7. Scheduled transportation
No longer driving often signals a loss of independence to many older adults. Having to rely on others for rides may instead cause them to stay at home and become more socially isolated. Assisted living offers scheduled transportation so residents easily get to medical appointments, shopping, entertainment or social events.
8. Safety and security features
Living alone can create higher anxiety, especially if worried about falling or becoming ill and not being able to get help. One of the most comforting advantages that can be expected in an assisted living community, however, may be the knowledge that no matter what – a resident is never truly alone.
Retirement living in Wadsworth, Illinois
Galloway Senior Living, locally owned and operated, provides luxury and quality care for families in our community.
Assisted Living at Galloway Senior Living offers beautiful and contemporary private residences that range from alcove studios to two-bedrooms and include high-end stainless-steel appliances, maple hardwood cabinets, cultured marble countertops and thoughtfully curated décor and colors.
Our Memory Care community offers a family kitchen, dining room, walking garden, and lounge.
Our services include:
- 24-hour certified nursing assistants, on-staff licensed nurses, medication management, and on-site physician visits
- COVID-19 safety protocols
- Assistance with daily tasks
- Readily available safe transportation
- A fall-reduction program
- In-unit emergency response systems including an electronic monitoring system for exit doors
- On-site entertainment and activities personalized to reflect the residents’ preferences
- Housekeeping and linen services including personal laundry
Amenities you’ll find at Galloway Senior Living include:
- Country Café and Convenience Store
- Salon and Spa
- Theater with 85” television
- Activity and Craft Center
- Game Room
- Library and Business Center
- Fitness Center
If you or your family is considering retirement living in Wadsworth, Illinois, we hope you will visit our community at Galloway Senior Living. We are a trusted resource and are here to answer any questions.
We also invite you to download our complimentary information, Family Decision Toolkit: How to Choose the Right Senior Living Community.