Senior living communities have many benefits for older adults and their loved ones. From socialization opportunities to nutritious meals and medical support, there are numerous reasons senior living is an important option to consider as we age.
Perhaps one of the most invaluable aspects of senior living is the safety and security it provides to both residents and their families.
Top 5 Ways Senior Living Provides Safety and Security
Safety and security features come in different forms, but generally, you’ll notice most of the same amenities in senior living communities. Accessible bathrooms, emergency call systems, and on-site caregivers are just a few ways senior living provides peace of mind.
Here are some of the top 5 ways senior living offers safety and security.
You’ll often notice most senior living residences are ranch-style, with only one floor to navigate and very few or no stairs. Common areas in senior living usually feature furniture that is easy to get in and out of, as well as handrails in corridors with benches to sit and rest along the way. Mounted grab bars can be found in baths or can be installed upon request.
Here are additional accessibility features commonly found in senior living:
- Spacious baths
- Wide hallways and doorways
- Shower seats
- Walk-in showers
- Handheld showerhead
- Non-slip flooring
- Open-concept living spaces
- Motion-detector lighting
- Lever handles on faucets and doors
2. On-Site Medical Support
Senior living communities typically provide on-site medical care. This support can look different depending on the level of care provided in the community. Independent living residents may have emergency call buttons in their apartments or homes should they need help quickly. Assisted living residents usually have staff available around the clock to meet their daily needs and also respond to medical emergencies.
Wellness services are frequently available to monitor residents’ physical health and well-being. It’s common to find fitness centers, exercise classes, swimming pools, and wellness services like blood pressure checks and health screens in senior living communities today.
3. Life Enrichment Activities
You might not think of activities and special events when considering safety and security, but socialization is critical as we age. Loneliness and social isolation can contribute to numerous health risks. In a senior living setting, your loved one will be surrounded by peers and have access to a trained senior living team should they have questions or concerns about their physical or mental health.
Senior living offers structured life enrichment activities geared toward the interests of residents. Independence is encouraged, and services are offered to help make life easier. You’ll often find transportation services available for errands and appointments, scheduled outings, and a wide variety of special events in senior living communities.
4. Dining Services
Eating nutritious meals when living alone can be hard, especially when transportation is difficult. Senior living communities provide on-site dining options, including chef-prepared meals, delivery services, and grab-and-go snacks and drinks.
Not having to cook and prepare meals three times each day can be invaluable, particularly for older adults experiencing cognitive decline. Assisted living apartments often have kitchenettes but not full kitchens, so there’s less chance of an accident occurring with a hot burner or oven.
5. Maintenance and Housekeeping Services
Older adults living alone may find household chores challenging as they age. Health conditions may make bending, climbing, and lifting too physically demanding for some seniors. Keeping up with maintenance and housekeeping can quickly feel overwhelming.
Senior living offers a maintenance-free lifestyle with on-site maintenance and housekeeping services. Help is available for household tasks, so residents can go about their day without worry or stress over chores. The support from staff can also help prevent injuries frequently seen when seniors try to take on too much with the upkeep of their homes.
Life at Golden Bell Senior Living
Ultimately, you want to ensure your loved one is safe and their daily needs are met. It’s important to prioritize their overall well-being so they experience a high quality of life while maintaining meaningful relationships with others.
Senior living communities like Golden Bell provide the comforts of home with the added benefits of supportive care, engaging activities, and a maintenance-free lifestyle. With your daily needs met, your loved one will live more independently and have opportunities to meet friends, discover new interests, and live each day to the fullest.
Golden Bell Senior Living, family-owned for over five decades, offers a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, and respite care. Residents have personalized care plans, are treated like family, and are greeted by name in a warm, welcoming environment.
Amenities and activities include:
- Beautiful accommodations
- Landscaped grounds and gardens
- Community outings
- Recreation and social activities
- Chef-prepared meals
- Scheduled transportation
- Beauty and barber shop
- Housekeeping and maintenance services
Please contact us to learn more about our communities or set up a tour. We’d love to hear from you and are happy to help answer any questions you have about senior living.