We need to weigh the advantages and the disadvantages of moving any of our family members into a San Diego assisted living facility. The benefits are not always clear and every family member will have different notions about the benefits of assisted living services in San Diego. The real benefits will become apparent to the resident and his or her family only after they have actually lived in an assisted living community in San Diego for several months.
Below we list some of the areas to look at when making the decision to have your family member live in a San Diego assisted living facility.
Safety is a great concern especially when it comes to the elderly. Living with others in a San Diego assisted living facility rather than living alone will provide a safety net for them. If they are visually impaired and frail, there will be assistants around to help them walk, be another set of eyes, or help them up from a chair. If they have an accident, a health emergency or a fall, they will not be alone for long. In many San Diego assisted living communities, there are emergency response systems in each apartment and the resident is given an alert pendant to wear to call for help.
For San Diego elderly citizens who live alone, shopping for and preparing nutritious meals can be a challenge. The majority of San Diego assisted living facilities provide all three nutritious meals daily, many with a variety of mealtimes and menu choices
As we get older we start to lose our closest friends as they pass away. The loss of a spouse can bring a sense of isolation, particularly if the family member is unable to drive. San Diego assisted living facilities provide a constant source of friendship. Even those who claim to be loners will benefit from the mere presence of other people. Conversation, social activity and the opportunity to enjoy festive occasions all bring quality of life to residents of San Diego assisted living communities.
Seniors living at home alone often begin to skip the housekeeping tasks they can no longer do well, like cleaning out the refrigerator, vacuuming, or yard work. In a San Diego assisted living facility these and other daily chores are done by the staff so the residents of the community can concentrate on the enjoyable activities they prefer.
The majority of San Diego assisted living facilities provide nursing care on site along with doctors who are on call and visit the facility on a regular basis. A partnership between the nurse, the resident and his or her physician will form the crucial triangle of care that will be of enormous benefit to all involved, especially the family members.
Driving, while often seen as a sign of independence by the elderly, can present a danger to older adults and to other people on the road. At a San Diego assisted living community there is likely to be transportation available for a variety of reasons including doctor’s appointments, shopping, recreation, going to church and even visiting friends. If a person can no longer drive, a visually impaired senior will no longer feel trapped in his or her home or isolated from the outside.
These benefits make the decision of relocating to a San Diego assisted living facility an easy one. A life of relaxation, enjoyment, and fun are easily available at the best San Diego living facilities.