Transitioning Isn’t So Bad

By Shelley Reyes

Cornerstone Assisted LivingA popular misconception to Senior Care Communities is that they are only for seniors who were forced there by health issues or severe disabilities.  In actuality, the majority of residents in Assisted Living are perfectly healthy and mobile.  My experience even indicates that seniors stay healthier longer by moving into Assisted Living before they are “forced” to do so.  Prime examples are seniors who live alone, they can be deeply depressed and worst of all; they may not even know it. Common symptoms consist of irritability, loss of appetite, irregular sleeping patterns and feeling helpless.  The good news is, once we get past the idea of changing our environment, an overwhelming feeling of happiness takes over.

“My experience even indicates that seniors stay healthier longer by moving into Assisted Living before they are “forced” to do so.”

When someone moves into an Assisted Living Community, they get to meet new people of their own age and similar interests. Soon, their neighbors become friends, who then turn into companions and before long; they have a social life that rivals most kids in college.  They enjoy gourmet meals every day, not just because the food is great but because they have a group of friends to eat with. They enjoy activities together, entertainment together, taking walks together and going on outings together.  Trips to the movies, casino, wine country, shopping malls and apple hill are not out of the ordinary. Life for seniors at Assisted Living Communities is rewarding and fulfilling.

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