Getting older presents many challenges. Keeping up the house in an independent lifestyle can become more challenging and certainly more lonely. One of the greatest benefits of senior living, especially from assisted-living, when activities for daily living (ADLs) become a burden, is the freedom to enjoy life at the pace and with the support an aging senior needs. They may not be able to receive these at the same level that they would living at home. Many seniors may not realize that senior living, even assisted-living services are more affordable than they may think. In fact, depending on your current lifestyle, you may not notice a change in cost at all, considering your mortgage, real estate and insurance, housing upkeep and other costs of living.
Imagine not having the burden of all the daily chores to keep the house that you once had. Living on your own means you're responsible for all the maintenance and all the chores in the home. Not to mention all the laundry! This benefit alone is one of the big reasons many seniors choose a senior living option like Clayton Oaks Living.
Rather than being on your own and having to depend on friends and family to assist with personal and basic tasks that you feel will bother them, you could be an environment where you can receive discrete help anytime that you need it. A caring senior living staff who understands what you're going through is there to help with whatever you need.
Senior living communities like Clayton Oaks Living provide fresh meals three times a day, prepared by award-winning chef's and served by a wait staff. There are plenty of options on the menu, and most assisted living communities will tailor the dining accommodations to each resident's specific nutritional needs. Seniors can dine with friends and even entertain visiting guests and family members. Compare this to eating at home, where seniors will typically eat by themselves and eat mostly prepackaged meals, often forgetting to adhere to any special dietary needs.
There are so many more benefits to you choosing a senior living retirement or assisted living community, like Clayton Oaks Living. Perhaps the greatest benefit is being an environment where you can seek the best quality of life, supported by a senior living staff and great friends.