Life After the Move: Transitioning to a Life with Assisted Living Services

Senior Couple Celebrating With White Wine

The stress is over – selecting the best senior care provider is the hard work. Whether an independent, assisted or memory care community is the appropriate choice, each have an improving affect on the quality of life.

Once a decision is made, you can rest comfortably knowing that your family member is receiving the support they need. Senior communities allow the aging population to keep their freedom, improve their health, and build their social network in a safe environment.

Living in a community removes the duties of homeownership, allowing residents the freedom to spend their time how they enjoy. Tasks as small as cleaning the bathroom or emptying the garbage can become equally as troublesome as yard work, repairs and other large home improvements for aging seniors. With housekeeping and laundry services included, senior living provides families with the confidence that their loved one keeps a clean and safe home.

Living alone is an easy cause of health decline, many seniors alone commonly suffer from poor mental health and malnutrition. Community living provides the novelty of never having to be alone. Communities offer a wide variety of activities, including exercise classes. No need to be a yoga pro, these classes are typically aerobics, strength or flexibility training designed for all levels of capability. Many even take advantage of technology, like Nintendo Wii, to make fitness fun! To fuel the energy to keep up with active lifestyle community living provides, proper nutrition is vital! Senior living communities provide meals and snacks daily, with a wide variety of healthy choices.

Upon move-in, residents instantly gain access to a large social network. No longer will your loved one be left alone at home waiting for their next visitor. In addition to exercise, communities offer a wide array of games, crafts, outings and other activities to enjoy with their peers. Residents can pick and choose which to attend at their leisure. Communities often host family events too; perhaps you may lose in the next Wii Bowling contest!

CareChoice is dedicated to keeping seniors active. For each senior we help with find the right community, CareChoice makes a lifestyle donation to fund activities within that community. For more information, visit, call (404) 402-1499 or e-mail at anytime.