Is Senior Living the Right Decision?

Are you trying to determine if senior living is the right decision for you or a loved one?

You’re not alone! People are living longer than ever, and the need for long-term care will continue to increase.

According to Senior Housing News, there are 6,000 online searches related to senior living made every hour in the United States. Whether you’re considering senior living because of an injury, chronic health condition, or the inability to manage personal care and daily responsibilities.

A high-quality senior living community can help!

Here are just a few things to consider to help determine if senior living is the right decision for yourself or a loved one:

 

Safety and Security

Older adults who live alone are at a greater risk for burglaries and injuries. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older adults. Ensuring the safety of residents is critical in senior living communities.

Depending on the type of senior living community, residents can expect the following safety protocols: 

  • 24/7 security personnel and cameras
  • On-site medical professionals, including physicians and registered nurses
  • Fall alert technology
  • Guard rails, ramps, and slip-resistant flooring
  • Grab bars and raised toilets in bathrooms
  • Emergency call systems and intercom access in living spaces
  • Sprinkler systems and extinguishers throughout the community

 

Health and Wellness 

Health and wellness are critical for older adults. And senior living communities are committed to ensuring residents have everything needed to remain physically, emotionally, and spiritually Healthy.

Residents of Senior living communities like Notre Dame have access to:

  • Exercise classes designed for older adults
  • Wellness clinics
  • Nutritious food choices
  • Art and music therapy
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Spiritual and pastoral care
  • Brain and fitness programs
  • Planned social activities and events
  • Computer classes

 

Help with Personal Care

Senior living communities can be a life-changing solution for older adults who want to maintain independence but struggle to maintain personal care due to minor health or mobility issues. Senior living communities have trained staff to help residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and eating.

This gives residents in senior living communities access to personal care as needed without giving up total independence.

 

A Maintenance-Free Lifestyle

Maintaining a home takes physical energy, money, and time. No one wants to spend their retirement cleaning, cooking, mowing a lawn, or shoveling snow. Retirees should spend their days relaxing, trying new things, and socializing with friends and family.

One of the most significant advantages of living in a senior living community is the opportunity to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle. Housekeeping, linen services, transportation, and meal service are routinely included in the monthly rental rate of senior living communities like Notre Dame.

About Notre Dame Health Care

Notre Dame Health Care (NDHC) offers a range of post-acute programs and services to the community, including an Assisted Living Residence; Adult & Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care; Post-Acute Recuperation; Short-Term Rehabilitation; Skilled Nursing and traditional Long Term Care; Specialized Memory Care; and an educational resource center which serves our employees and community. We embrace the individuality, spirituality, and wholeness of each member of our community, including our residents, patients, families, volunteers, and staff.

Notre Dame Health Care is proudly non-profit and honored to carry on the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to care for the sick and vulnerable and to educate for life through our NDHC Educational Bridge Center.

Notre Dame Health Care
555-559 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 852-5800
notredamehealthcare.org