Senior Housing: Debunking the Myths and Why It Pays to Make the Move
Moving into senior housing can be of great help to residents and families. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths out there that keep some people from making the move. At Oxbow Living, we strive to provide the best care for each resident, and that includes debunking some of the most common myths in the senior care industry.
Here, we debunk some of the common myths about senior housing and why you should take that move:
Senior housing is a lonely place.
Some people believe that senior housing is a lonely place. A misleading rumor is that residents are isolated and cooped up inside all day. But, assisted living is far from isolating. Assisted living facilities have one goal in mind: to provide the best quality of life to their residents.
Moving to senior housing allows you to enjoy the comforts of home with the convenience of round-the-clock care. These facilities also have activities planned to make each day productive for residents.
Senior housing makes you age faster.
Aging is natural and being in senior housing will not speed up the process. Senior care facilities do their best to provide activities that promote a healthy and comfortable lifestyle. So, with social activities, fitness options, and a balanced diet, senior housing facilities encourage a full life for all residents.
Residents live in a supportive community.
It’s easy to be misunderstood when you’re older. In senior living, you’ll get to enjoy the company of like-minded seniors that benefit your emotional and mental well-being. For example, you get to have conversations with them, do activities together and build friendships with people your age.
You can maintain a good lifestyle.
Cooking, buying groceries, and doing other chores can become a burden when you’re older. In senior housing, you don’t have to focus on new stressors. Anything you enjoy or rely on can remain accessible to you.
With assisted living, there are a number of programs that help with daily activities to ensure residents are able to keep a healthy lifestyle.
You get to enjoy social freedom.
Social isolation among seniors isn’t uncommon, especially for those who live far from friends and family. In senior housing, social engagements can become a daily routine.
In senior living, residents are encouraged to take part in daily activities and social events. There are always people around to interact with, and plenty of activities to choose from.
You get to choose what you want to do and accomplish them at your own pace.
This makes every day productive and fulfilling. With the help of senior housing, residents can take up new hobbies and activities as they please. Caretakers encourage fun and relaxing activities and residents have the freedom to take them up at their own pace.
At the end of the day, moving into assisted living is a smart decision, especially if you’re looking for good quality of life during your senior years.
Oxbow Living offers Assisted Living & Memory Care out of Nebraska and to the Surrounding Cities: Ashland, South Bend, Greenwood, Murdock, Elmwood, Ithaca, Mead