This is something in senior living we hear daily. But what is Mom really doing at home?
Many senior living communities now offer a hospitality approach, focusing on a resident’s overall wellbeing, rather than just solely focusing on their clinical needs. “Assisting a resident with their daily hygiene routine is very important but assisted living providers are recognizing the residents individuality by a creating a culture where companionship and a sense of purpose is at the forefront. We do this by getting to know each resident as individuals, by asking the resident and their loved ones thought provoking questions to better create a plan of care,” states Shain Cohen, Executive Director of Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue, an Assisted Living and Memory Support Community.
Many families struggle with guilt, when thinking about moving their loved ones, as they may have made a promise never to move them into a “facility.” “Many families have a vision of an old nursing home when thinking of senior living, which can have a negative connotation to it,” she says. “I encourage everyone to talk it out with a professional who can educate you on different options available.”
Socialization can also be very powerful in overall health benefits of seniors. “Sculpting, a trip out shopping, cooking demonstrations, and other programming that occurs slows the dementia process. No one is sitting there stagnant, they’re using their brain,” she says.
Many physicians and even specialists will visit assisted living communities. This is not only convenient but also more comfortable to be seen in the comfort of their own home.
If you or your loved one are considering senior living, the staff at Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue will be happy guide you through the process.
For more information, contact Tracy Frederick today at 732-303-8800.
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