Finding a Sense of Safety and Security in Senior Living

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It’s been said that home is not a place, it’s a feeling. But for many older adults, the familiar feelings of security and comfort can slip away over the years as needs change. That is why so many opt for a senior living lifestyle that offers them what they are looking for: safety, satisfaction and fulfillment.

Finding a sense of safety in senior living

Staying safe as one ages is vital for a higher quality of life. The safer you are, the more you can enjoy everything around you, the more independent you can remain, the bigger your world can become and the more happiness you can experience. Senior living also offers your family precious peace of mind that you have chosen the absolute living environment, whether for yourself or for a loved one.

Safety aspects of senior living that add value

Designed for lifelong wellness

As much as you might enjoy your home, it most likely was not built to help keep you safe as you age. A modern senior living community is designed from the ground up to help keep residents safe and healthy in every way possibility. With wider halls for easier navigation. Accessible light switches and door handles for easy reach. Residences with bathrooms equipped with safety features. Enhanced lighting and smart flooring can help reduce the possibility of falls.

Preventing falls is paramount for senior living safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of four Americans aged 65 and older falls each year. Falls can lead to a loss of independence and increase the likelihood of isolation and decreased mobility. Safety in senior living means you don’t have to worry about slippery rugs, stairs or clutter blocking your path.

No more worries about driving

It would be hard to find a person of any age who enjoys driving in rush-hour traffic or trying to locate a parking place in an overcrowded lot. It’s not only highly stressful, but it can also be hazardous as well, especially for those over the age of 65 who might be dealing with changes in vision, hearing and mobility.

The good news: senior living means you can rely on scheduled transportation to take you to the physician or another appointment. If you want to keep your car, you certainly can, but why not sit back and ride in style? You also can enjoy riding with other residents on special group outings.

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Protection from scammers

There’s something quite unsettling about a stranger knocking on your door who wants to sell you something, whether it’s a new roof or a new flower garden. Unfortunately, there are lots of people out there who target seniors, whether door-to-door, on the phone or online. An older adult living alone is often pressured to give in to a false offer and later regret their decision. But senior living takes care of this risk.

As a resident of a community, you do not have to worry about anyone just wandering up to your door with a bogus offer. Instead, you benefit from knowing professional staff are always nearby, security is present and should you have a question about anything—a suspicious email, an odd phone call—you have someone you can consult who can help determine the situation and what, if any, steps you need to take.

An ounce of prevention to help you stay healthy

It could just be a cold that feels like it won’t go away. But it could be an indication of something more. When you live on your own, it’s hard to know if it’s time to seek medical attention or if you should even bother anyone in your family about how you are feeling. But any change is worth investigating, especially for those over the age of 65.

Senior living includes the reassurance of having a caring, professional staff on hand to help monitor your health and spot any changes early. That leads to greater prevention and greater peace of mind for both residents and their families.

Confidence in regulations and requirements

The power goes out. A storm is raging. The alarm is going off. Left alone, a senior can have a lot to face during an emergency. As a resident of a senior living community, you have the reassurance that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) require each community to meet specific protocols for emergency preparedness for both natural and man-made disasters.

A sense of safety and security is important for a higher quality of life. Maybe it’s time you or a loved one considered all advantages of senior living.

Senior living, the LSS Senior Living way

At LSS Senior Living, our goal is to offer seniors quality care and comfort in a friendly and warm environment that feels like home. We offer a continuum of services to lend a helping hand when you need them. Find out more about our communities:

LSS Kensington Place
LSS Lutheran Village  
LSS The Good Shepherd

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