Senior living safety is about more than accessible bathrooms or handrails in the hallways. It’s about taking away the worries of everyday life so that you or your loved one can truly enjoy an enhanced quality of life.
The elements of senior living safety provided by a community setting
An overall design for senior living safety
Choosing a modern senior living community for yourself or a loved one offers you the promise of a setting designed with safety and security in mind from the start, top to bottom. Ramps, wider hallways, bathrooms with grab bars and night lighting, walk-in showers, and more: these are elements that help protect residents and offer precious peace of mind.
These details can have a huge impact on a person’s wellbeing as they age. Being at home alone brings with it an increased likelihood of injuries, especially falls, which can have a serious negative effect on a person’s health. In fact, the CDC reports that each year, about three million older adults are treated in emergency departments for a fall injury.
Continuous monitoring of health
For an older adult living at home, it might be a while before anyone in the family notices a change in their health. In a senior living community, there are other residents around, as well as trained staff who can quickly spot possible warning signs and take appropriate action. Even if it’s just a cold or a loss of appetite, you’ll receive attention much sooner than if you lived alone at home. This atmosphere of preventive health offers peace of mind both for you and your family.
When you need help in the middle of the night, it can be a very lonely feeling. There may not be a neighbor or family member available. But as a resident of a senior living community, you have the reassurance that someone is always on site, ready to assist you. Usually, it’s as simple as pushing a button to have someone at your door in just a few minutes. You are not on your own.
Ease of living
No more dangers of shoveling snow, climbing in the attic, or trying to clean the gutters. No need to drive in bad weather to fill a prescription. You don’t even have to worry about meals anymore. All the duties and chores that can become difficult and even dangerous as a person ages are handled by the caring staff. Transportation is provided. Housekeeping and laundry are no longer a concern. Nutritious and delicious dining are just steps away year-round.
When it comes to senior living safety, a maintenance-free living environment is also worry-free.
Natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and more happen fast and often without warning. Senior living communities follow guidelines established by local, state, and federal agencies to have a comprehensive plan in place for keeping residents safe and communicating with families.
In fact, from the minute any senior living community is first on the drawing board, it must follow rigorous design and safety standards addressing senior living safety issues. And just as important, highly trained staff members know what to do in the case of an emergency.
A focus on wellness
Feeling secure isn’t just key to senior living safety, it’s a prescription for healthy aging. As a resident, you have countless opportunities for socializing with others, which is so vital for senior health and wellness. You can benefit from good cognitive health by keeping your brain sharp with lifelong learning opportunities. Exercising and developing better strength, balance and mobility helps prevent falls.
Simply living in a relaxing environment that truly feels like home relieves stress or worry about the future. You’re more motivated to wake each morning and see what the day will bring—friends, support, and peace of mind!
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: