If your loved one needs medical and/or personal care in their daily living activities, then assisted living is the right lifestyle option for them. Assisted living residents are generally active but may need support with activities of daily living (ADL) like bathing, eating, dressing, medication usage reminders, and more. As a senior, opting for an assisted living program can be overwhelming. However, Rittenhouse Village has a wide range of assisted living homes in beautiful communities. To learn about them, reach out to us using our convenient online form or by calling us at .
What Is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is a system of housing designed for senior citizens who need some assistance with daily activities. It’s a personalized care home with various social activities to cater to the needs of seniors and offer a sense of community. If you’re a retiree or have a loved one who is a senior, moving to an assisted living community can be hard as it means saying goodbye to your family home and friends in the neighborhood. Nonetheless, it can also be the beginning of an awesome new journey with opportunities and adventures each day.
How Can Assisted Living Help My Aging Parents?
After years of working tirelessly, your aging parents deserve the best retirement. However, as they grow older, carrying out some activities in the house may be burdensome and unsafe. Hence the need to consider an assisted living program. Consider these three benefits of assisted living communities below to understand how assisted living can help your aging parents.
1. Assisted Living Gives Your Aging Parents Access to 24/7 Professional and Personal Care
One of the major assisted living benefits for your aging parents is getting support for ADL. They get assistance for eating, bathing, getting dressed, mobility, or medical care emergencies from the professional team in the community. Assisted living communities also offer seniors housekeeping services, laundry services, holistic dining plans, exercise classes, and so much more. Additionally, for residents with mild to severe health issues, there are lifestyle options with 24/7 nursing care to ensure your parents’ medical needs are always met.
2. Assisted Living Prevents Social Isolation
Parents living alone with kids far away are susceptible to occasional loneliness, isolation and chronic loneliness can lead to severe health issues. However, with assisted living homes, seniors live in a community environment with the opportunity to engage in social events to keep them hale and hearty. Some of these engagements include:
- Book clubs
- Game nights
- Music groups
- Community cooking competitions
- Spiritual/religious groups
3. Safety And Security For Seniors
If keeping your aging parents healthy and safe is a top priority for you, then you can be sure to get that in an assisted living community. Although your parents may be active and may not need help with personal care, accidents can still happen. Assisted living communities are designed for accessibility and mobility, with ramps, flat thresholds, and hallway hand railings. For fall prevention, most assisted living homes adopt raised toilets, specially designed walk-in showers, and grab bars in bathrooms. Also, some senior apartments go above and beyond by using extra security measures such as cameras and emergency alert systems.
What Can You Expect At Rittenhouse Village?
Having examined the benefits of assisted living for your aging parents, here are some of the assisted living services we offer at Rittenhouse Village:
- 24-hour nursing
- On-site medical and therapy services available
- Emergency call system
- Showering and bathing assistance
- Personal grooming assistance
- Dressing and clothing selection assistance
- Assistance with dining
- Personal laundry available
- Mobility and transfer assistance
- Medication management
- Continence management
Additionally, while the amenities in these communities may vary, you can expect to find the following:
- Full calendar of social and recreational activities
- Scheduled day trips and recreational outings
- Multifunction arts, crafts, and game area
- Discovery Zone game and craft room
- Inviting living rooms and common areas
- Professional beauty salon and barbershop
- Beautiful landscaped grounds and courtyards
- Friendly concierge services
- Weekly housekeeping
- Daily trash removal
Contact Rittenhouse Village for More
We’re confident that your loved one will love living in a Rittenhouse Village community.
Our locations include the following:
- Rittenhouse Village At Lehigh Valley
- Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City
- Rittenhouse Village At Muhlenberg
- Rittenhouse Village At Northside
- Rittenhouse Village At Portage
- Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso
Take the first step today by reaching out to us using our convenient online form or by calling . Our team members can help you determine which of our assisted living communities is right for your aging parents.