When you think of senior living, you may not think of comfort and convenience. However, residents in senior living communities have access to various services and amenities designed to provide a comfortable and convenient lifestyle.
Here are some of the fantastic services, amenities, and features you can expect from senior living communities.
A Maintenance-free Lifestyle
Imagine enjoying your day without worrying about laundry, meal preparation, or home maintenance. Sounds good? This could be your reality in a senior living community.
A senior living community provides the following services, so you can spend your days doing the things you love:
- Weekly laundry service
- Transportation to appointments and shopping
- Maintenance and repairs to your apartment
- Daily meals, snacks, and beverages
Safety and Security
Living alone as a senior often involves a level of risk. You must protect yourself against accidents, falls, injuries, break-ins, and other dangers.
Senior living communities will give you and your family peace of mind knowing you’re in a secure and safe environment.
Senior living communities keep residents safe and secure with the following:
- Monitored doors that are secured after hours
- 24-hour security & staffing
- Assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting
- Alarms and security cameras
- Fall protection in apartments and throughout the community
- Emergency protocols
- Fire alarms and carbon monoxide detection
- Safety features such as grab bars, ramps, hallway handrails, and walk-in showers
Bland food and minimal choices are a thing of the past when dining in senior living communities. Senior living communities are stepping up their game with chef-prepared meals that feature a variety of nutritious and delicious food choices.
In addition, residents can enjoy their meals and drinks in formal dining rooms, outside dining areas, juice bars, cafes, and bistros.
On-site Medical Professionals
Making sure residents remain healthy is a critical component of senior living communities.
Depending on the community type, residents can have access to a team of medical professionals.
Medical professionals that visit senior living communities as a part of their practice may include:
- Registered nurses
- Mental health specialists
- Memory care specialists
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapists
Isolation and loneliness are significant problems among older adults, especially those who live alone. In addition, health and transportation issues can make it difficult for seniors to socialize with friends and family.
Senior living community activity directors plan enriching events and social activities that keep residents busy.
Visit a senior living community and expect to find residents:
- Learning new hobbies
- Participating in social clubs
- Playing games
- Enjoying onsite entertainment or social events
One of the best perks of living in a senior living community is the access to high-end on-site amenities like:
- Beauty parlors, barber shops, and nail salons
- Game rooms
- Gardens and gazebos
- Fitness centers
- Spacious apartments
Health and Wellness Programs
In addition to having on-site medical professionals for emergencies, senior living communities have health and wellness programs to prevent illness and help residents maintain their health.
A poll created by The International Council on Active Aging found that 60% of senior living professionals said their community would focus on a wellness lifestyle.
Today’s senior living communities are offering health and wellness programs that may include:
- Music therapy
- Group and virtual fitness classes
- Healthy and nutritious meal plans
- Volunteer opportunities
- Worship services
- Educational opportunities
Wrap-up and Next Steps
Whether it’s easy access to amenities or a maintenance-free lifestyle, you’ll love the comfort and convenience of living in a senior living community.
Contact one of the friendly professionals at Seasons Senior Living to set up a tour.