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By: Elizabeth Bemis on June 4th, 2012

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The Benefits of Assisted Living for Your Loved Ones

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Choosing to register a loved one for assisted living services may be a hard decision, but it is important to remember that there are a great deal of benefits of these services. Assisted living services provide seniors with a supportive, helpful atmosphere that is able to give them the care they need.

You may not be able to be home with mom and dad to help them in the manner that they need. The staff of assisted living services are available 24/7/365 to assist your loved ones with any problems they may have.

Retirement Living

Assisted living homes are a great form of retirement living. They provide seniors with a host of fun and interesting activities to participate in. From bingo nights to field trips, your loved ones will be greeted with an endless array of activities.

The communities are generally pretty welcoming, and are also a great way to allow seniors to meet other people their own age. Being around others from their own era helps seniors feel more connected to the people and world around them. Most seniors who enter assisted living complexes report that it is a positive experience that has allowed them to gain many friends.

Not a Nursing Home

Assisted living services are not the same thing as a nursing home. A nursing home is a more hospitalized setting for the elderly who may need constant care, due to conditions like Alzheimer's.

An assisted living home is more like an apartment complex that offers care whenever the residents need it. This means your parents or loved ones can live their day as normal, and only get help with the things they need. For example, if your mom still loves to cook dinner, but has a hard time cutting up vegetables, she could have the assisted living staff help her by cutting up the vegetables. She could then finish making the meal herself.

Key Takeaways:

  • Assisted living is not the same as a nursing home.
  • Assisted living will provide your loved ones with the help they need when they need it.
  • Retirement living programs will allow seniors to meet other seniors.
  • There are many great options for assisted living in Connecticut.

Need Help?

If you have questions or are interested in assisted living for a friend or loved one, contact us today and we'll answer all of your questions!

About Elizabeth Bemis

In 1998, I drove past an assisted living community construction site, learned that it was part of United Methodist Homes and realized the next stop on my professional journey was to work for a mission driven organization. Soon after, I joined the team as Executive Director of our Middlewoods of Farmington community and later served as Regional Manager for the Middlewoods properties before accepting my current role as Vice President of Marketing, Promotions, and Assisted Living Operations. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, walking, and love working alongside our staff, residents, and families to build strong communities that reflect the mission, vision, and values of United Methodist Homes.

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