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 entirely in some seniors’ life plans. 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 facility staff, living in a senior care centre may be the most optimal decision for your overall health. Here are some reasons why you should consider moving into a care centre.
5 Senior Care Home Benefits
Enjoy Security, Live with an Ease of Mind
While some seniors choose to stay in their own homes permanently, their caregivers, 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, so if seniors are already experiencing changes in their daily life, such as increased poor eyesight, poor memory, and limited fine motor skills, the risk of 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 24 hours, seven days a week. Residents can live at care centres knowing that assistance is always available when help is required.
Receive the Appropriate Support In A Senior Care Centre
Timing is essential, but getting the proper assistance is vital to improving and maintaining good health. Receiving help from a loved one is comforting; however, care centres are equipped with trained professionals 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 always to provide consistent care- help you can trust.
Adopt Warmth of a Community
Social isolation is a concern that affects mental health, which can happen to anybody. Those with limited mobility have more of a difficult time pushing 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.
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 allow seniors to pursue personal interests and 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 in activities outside of the centre by offering transportation.
Care Home Benefits: Lynn Valley Senior Care Centre
A perk that care centres provide that many often overlook is 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 residents can finally divert their attention to what matters to them in life.
Care centres provide many opportunities that may not be as accessible when seniors live at home. Our goal is to enhance your loved one’s quality of life.
Are you interested in learning more about senior care centres? Visit our most recent article for tips on how you can decide which care centres are right for you. If you have any questions about the Lynn Valley Care Centre, call us today.