If a senior has been living alone for some time, you might worry that moving him or her to an assisted living community in San Diego will be too difficult of a transition. This is natural.
The truth is that for the majority of seniors, assisted living gives them greater social opportunities and better care, very possibly improving their quality of life. Here are a few reasons why.
Structured Social Activities On And Off Campus.
Senior communities throughout San Diego offer numerous activities for seniors. Even for seniors who seemingly lost interest in participating, they are sure to find an activity they enjoy.
There is an activity for everyone. Some examples include exercise classes, chair yoga, bridge group, book club, choir, bible study and more.
Entertainment is offered both on and off campus at independent living and assisted living communities. And outings and scenic drives are regular events.
And for seniors who may have mobility challenges, staff is available to assist them.
These activities and outings can be fun and provide valuable opportunities to bond with others and make new friends.
For intellectually minded seniors, many retirement communities host classes and lectures, or provide transportation to nearby community colleges.
This is a wonderful way for seniors to learn new things, keep their brains active, and to meet others who share their interests.
A Renewed Opportunity To Make Friends
Loneliness is pervasive in the senior population. It’s almost an epidemic. And for an elderly person who is recently widowed, this may be especially true.
In all San Diego assisted living communities, seniors are given every opportunity to socialize with others like themselves. Finding common ground is comforting.
They will get to know other seniors their age, who remember the same decades, have some of the same shared experiences, and may have some of the same ailments.
Stress In Family Relations Is Alleviated
Family relationships can be challenging. And if a family member is also caregiver, this is especially true.
Caregivers struggle to balance their many responsibilities, and in some cases may be uncomfortable with “parenting” their parents.
And the parent who needs the assistance may feel they are a burden to their family member who is providing the care.
Moving a loved one to a San Diego County assisted living community can restore harmony to family relationships. Family members no longer have the burden of being caregiver, and can simply be the adult children once again. And the parent needing the care has their dignity restored.