What Is Senior Care & Why It’s Important
It’s not a surprise to anyone: As you get older, your health needs change. And these needs aren’t just driven by physical changes in health. They also include changes in mental and emotional health and a need to find new ways for the mind to stay active and to build and expand support networks. When you have an aging loved one in your life, you want to do everything you can to care for them. Chances are, it is your parent that you are now caring for. That parent cared for you all those years and now it’s time for you to return the favor.
THE CHANGING NEEDS OF SENIORS
You may be asking yourself, “What are the needs of my aging parents? How do they change as they age?”
Many of these changes are ones you already know about – for example, that as you age, your bones become more fragile. But did you know that as you get older, your body needs different nutrients – and nutrients in different proportions? That means that a completely healthy diet for someone younger may need to be reexamined to maximize senior health. Exercise may need to be modified to meet changes in joint health or to improve changing balance, mobility and flexibility.
The need for mental stimulation and emotional support also changes. Without extended daily interaction with coworkers or family members, it can be hard for the mind to stay sharp and focused. Lack of social interaction can also increase the risk of depression and decrease motivation, while changes in eyesight or reflexes can make driving or getting out of the house more of a challenge.
A SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY CAN HELP
A move to a senior living community can provide answers to your most pressing questions. At The Atriums, our menus are balanced around the specific nutritional needs of seniors – but we can promise you, the food is still delicious. Exercise and activity programs are specifically designed to be easier on senior joints – and to be more accessible to attend, because they’re right outside your door. We offer a variety of social programs and clubs, so your loved one can explore choices until they find the ones that fit best. Through rich social interaction and fun physical programs, they can stay engaged and active – improving health on all fronts and promoting successful aging. We understand the importance of the elderly to society, and we’re honored to be able to serve them and meet their needs.
LEVELS OF SENIOR LIVING
The Atriums Senior Living Community offers independent living and assisted living. What does that mean?
It means that when a senior makes the move to The Atriums, they’re making a move to better health – to programs and amenities that can keep their mind and body active and their spirits high. And, if care needs change, we have a dedicated and experienced team ready to step in and help with activities of daily living.
Independent Living. If a senior can live safely on their own, Independent Living is most suitable. They’ll have full access to all our great programs, our delicious dining and our community of like-minded people. But they’ll also have the peace of mind of knowing that if assistance is needed, our team members are always close by, happy to make life easier.
Assisted Living. If your loved one begins to need daily assistance with tasks of living, Assisted Living is the ideal solution. Our caring, professional staff make it easier for your loved one to continue living an active, engaged life – and you can be confident they’re taking every safety measure and precaution for their health and the health of all residents.
THE VALUE OF SENIOR LIVING
The Atriums is highly knowledgeable in senior healthcare and overall wellness. We offer clear benefits that can help improve your loved one’s health, wellness and emotional well-being thanks to daily opportunities for dining, activity and socialization. Senior living provides great peace of mind for both caregivers and their loved ones. No matter the situation, our team of experts is at our residents’ beck and call. We know senior care and we help our residents age successfully every day.
SUCCESSFUL AGING AT THE ATRIUMS
No matter what kind of care you or your loved one may need, we’re here to support your family. If you’re interested in what we offer (or want some answers to your biggest questions) we can help. The Atriums Senior Living is a unique community offering both comprehensive aging care and independent living options. Whether you’re interested in a personal consultation to help make decisions for senior living, or you just want to learn a little more about senior care and why it’s important, contact us today.