According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of people 85 and older has increased by 33.2 % in the last year. As life expectancy increases, the amount of time the elderly reside in senior living communities also increases. As a result, finding long term care homes that are comfortable and luxurious while at the same time offer a full-range of nursing home services has become key to today’s seniors and their loved ones. These days, people researching senior living facilities are focusing on three main things: finding a healthy, safe, and happy living environment for themselves or their loved ones.
Safety is of the upmost concern when choosing an senior living home. Though seniors are susceptible to injuries, it is important for them to have the freedom and autonomy to roam the residence and grounds unsupervised. A good home will have considered the safety of its residents and the layout and design will reflect this and the space will be free of hazards to its occupants.
Another important aspect of safety to consider is whether a resident has access to 24-hour care. While privacy and independence are encouraged, knowing that care is available at any time will allow a resident senior comfort and peace of mind while enjoying his or her everyday routines. In fact, a good senior living facility will develop customized plans for each resident, taking into account each individual’s level of need.
In general, senior living is in a residential type facility, ranging from converted homes or apartment complexes to renovated schools. Some provide apartment-style living with scaled down kitchens, while others provide rooms. In some, you may need to share a room unless willing to pay higher cost. Most facilities have a group dining area and common areas for social and recreational activities.
Participating actively in one’s life is more than just being safe from harm, there is also personal development to consider. While researching senior living homes, many seniors and their loved ones look for places that offer personalized opportunities to enhance mental, physical, and social capabilities in an enjoyable way. Keeping healthy through exercises such as walking and stretching, and social activities such as parties and outings, not only bring purpose and joy to resident’s lives, it also lowers their risk of catching colds and other viruses that can be problematic in a community setting.
At Safe Haven we focus on all of these issues. We are a comfortable and luxurious senior living house equipped to meet the individual safety needs of each resident. We offer daily exercise options as well as personal development opportunities and social activities. We consider ourselves the premier senior living facility in Georgia and our community of residents agree. Contact us today to schedule a tour or to learn more about Safe Haven.