What Can You Expect in Assisted Living?

What can you expect in senior living

Many people aren’t sure what to expect in assisted living and are pleasantly surprised when they learn of all the advantages and benefits this supportive lifestyle offers. Like more freedom. More peace of mind. More ways to enjoy every day.

At LSS Senior Living, we want you to know all the ways this exceptional lifestyle choice can benefit you or your loved one.

Freedom and independence

Assisted living is an opportunity to live as independently possible, with friends close by, enjoying a life of support and connection and the reassurance of personalized assistance when needed. You are no longer burdened by home upkeep, maintenance or other tiny details of daily living that get in the way of your doing the things you most enjoy.

In today’s assisted living communities, you can typically expect:

  • Comfortable, spacious accommodations
  • 24-hour staffing (which may include licensed nursing and care assistants)
  • Security
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Housekeeping, linen and maintenance services
  • Fitness, health and wellness programs
  • Transportation
  • Access to medical services
  • GPS wireless pendants
  • Companion rooms

Assistance with activities of daily living

An individualized assistance and service plan is usually developed for each resident, using a team approach with resident, family, physician and staff participation. The goal in assisted living is to help protect the health and safety of each individual, while offering the many benefits of maintenance-free living.

As a resident of assisted living, you can expect compassionate, prompt assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) that can include:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Personal hygiene
  • Toileting
  • Transferring
  • Eating
  • Medication management

A range of activities, programs & events

Wouldn’t you rather watch your grandson play softball instead of waiting on a repairman? Or sleep through a rainstorm rather than worry about that leak in your home’s roof? In assisted living, all the energy you previously spent on worrying about keeping up your home now can go to whatever brings you joy. More time with family. More time for your favorite hobbies and pastimes. More ways to explore the world around you.

Assisted living is like taking a vacation that never stops. You decide each day which activities you’d like to join, and you plan your day accordingly. It could be a corn hole tournament. Popsicles on the porch. Gardening. Maybe see a movie, play some cards or attend your neighbor’s birthday party. Or just sitting back with a new mystery novel and enjoying the comfort of your residence. The choice is yours.

An environment designed for health & safety

Feeling secure and cared for feels great. Not only do residents of assisted living have the benefit of ongoing monitoring of their health and wellbeing, they also know they’re in an environment designed just for them. From the ground up, assisted living is built to help keep older adults safe and independent. From ample lighting to safety features in bathrooms to level surfaces, it’s all about creating an ideal setting for senior wellness.

A new outlook on lifelong wellness

There’s something about being in a vibrant assisted living setting that rubs off on people. It might be that you are surrounded by others who share your desire for a healthy, long life filled with opportunities and engagement. Or the ease of joining in an activity that can stimulate your mind, exercise your body, soothe your mind or give you a good giggle. You are more able to relax knowing a caring, professional staff member is always there to assist if needed, night or day.

It’s newfound freedom that boosts your independence and helps keep you on the path to greater longevity. It’s why so many older adults are choosing this exceptional lifestyle.

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

To learn more, download our Just the Facts: Assisted Living Guide. Speak to an advisor today, we’re here to help! 

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