Moving from one home to another can be a daunting transition for anyone. It can be especially traumatic for seniors when faced with the possible decision to leave the familiarity of a home that they may have spent many years building. As a result, the idea of living in care centres, and the different set of concerns that it may invite, may be crossed out completely in some seniors’ life plan. While it is a personal preference on how you may wish to be cared for, whether by a close and loved one, a private nurse, or by facility staff, living in a care centre may be the most optimal decision for your overall health. Here are some reasons on why you should consider moving into a care centre.
- Enjoy Security, Live with an Ease of Mind
While some seniors choose to stay in their own homes permanently, their personal caregiver, even those who live on-site, may not be able to meet their senior’s needs on time. Caregivers may only be present for a designated amount of hours, but accidents can happen at any time of the day. For seniors who are already experiencing some changes in their daily life, such as increased poor eyesight, poor memory, and limited fine motor skills, the risk mishaps increases. However, care centres have a larger team of staff that have the capacity and availability to fill in necessary time gaps. Facilities like Lynn Valley have registered nurses, licenced practical nurses, and registered care aides who can meet residents’ needs for 24 hours, 7 days a week. Residents can live at care centres knowing that assistance is always available when assistance is required.
- Receive the Appropriate Support
Timing is important, but getting the right assistance is vital to improving and maintaining good health. Receiving help from a loved one is comforting; however care centres are well equipped with professionals who are trained to provide appropriate emotional assistance that a personal caregiver may not have the capacity to fulfill. As care centres are specialized facilities, their mission is to always provide consistent care- help that you can trust.
- Adopt Warmth of a Community
Social isolation is a concern that affects mental health, and it can happen to anybody. Those who have limited mobility have more of a difficult time to push themselves out the door to engage with a larger community, often losing the intrinsic motivation to leave the house in general. Care centres are not only populous with their residents, they’re thriving communities of the retirement community, staff, young people and students who volunteer their time to facilitate activities and programs. Because of the layout of care centre facilities, there will always be opportunities and easy access for residents to socialize and engage with others around them.
- Curate Independence and a Sense of Agency
One main concern that many may have about residency at a care centre is the possibility of losing independence. However, care centres bring opportunities for seniors to pursue personal interests and to partake in new activities that may not have been accessible at home. In addition, some facilities go as far as to bridge opportunities for seniors to engage activities outside of the centre by offering transportation to and from places.
- Focus on Living Life
A perk that care centres provide that many often overlook is the fact that household chores are fully taken care of, and no longer a cause of concern. At Lynn Valley, we provide housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance services that promise a clean and healthy living environment so residence can finally divert their attention to what really matters to them in life.
Care centres provide a plethora of opportunities that may not be as accessible when seniors live at home. Facilities are meant to enhance one’s quality of life. Interested in learning more about senior care centres? Visit our most recent article, “How Can You Choose the Best Senior Care Centre”, for tips on how you can decide which care centres are right for you.
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