When older adults are asked about their plans for the future, moving into an assisted living community is a commonly-discussed scenario. Here at Lexington Square, we get a front-row seat as members of the community discover for themselves the benefits of assisted living, and we’re excited to share some of them with you.
One thing people don’t bank on is just how much time they’ll get back when they make the move to an assisted living community. What brings people here is typically a tipping point—small difficulties and challenges that have built on one another to become a true impediment to a satisfying life. These activities—cooking, cleaning, getting dressed—take up an ever-increasing portion of the day. They are known as “activities of daily living,” and for many Lexington Square residents, these activities of daily living became simply “living” before they moved in. By the time these everyday tasks were done, so was the day. But that’s what the “assisted” in “assisted living” is all about. You get the help you need to get those tasks done and get back to living.
So what will you do with all your newfound time? That’s another benefit of assisted living—there’s a ton to do! A quality assisted living community will have a well-rounded schedule of activities and events. You’ve got classes, exercise groups, crafting groups, and more. Here at Lexington Square, we take full advantage of the city of Chicago with trips out to eat, to see shows, and more. And what’s more, you don’t have to worry about transportation—we’ve got that covered! Plus, your social circle now lives in the same place you do., we find that residents make fast friends here.This community aspect is why so many people come to view the move to assisted living as the beginning of their next chapter.
We talked about the mounting difficulties that can come with living on your own. Whether it’s a difficulty navigating stairs, dozing off while the oven is on, or a slippery shower without a handrail, familiar places in your home can take on a new and dangerous aspect. In assisted living, the staff is on hand to provide assistance when and where you need it. In other words, you get your peace of mind back, and there’s truly nothing else like it.
Most folks imagine the food won’t be as interesting or varied at an assisted living. But we’re here to tell you times have changed. With talented kitchen staff ready to cater to myriad dietary restrictions—be they religious in nature, dictated by doctors, or simply personal preference—get ready to eat well in assisted living. Don’t believe us? Make a meal part of your process when you’re visiting prospective communities!
For more information on the Lexington Square assisted living community in Elmhurst, IL, give us a call at 630-832-9922.