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What Are the Benefits of Assisted Living?


The days of retiring to a rocking chair are long gone. Today, older adults want to live life on their own terms for as long as possible, which is why many of them are choosing assisted living. That’s because one of the key benefits of moving to an assisted living community — like Victorian Village or Royal Atrium Inn -- is help with activities of daily living (ADLs) including everything from getting dressed and bathing to medication management and eating. This allows older adults to live independently for as long as possible while providing peace of mind to their family members. But that’s not the only reason assisted living can provide a better quality of life.

Reasons to Consider an Assisted Living Community in Homer Glen, IL

While finding the right community to fit your wants and needs can take some research, it's well worth the work. Then you can start enjoying these benefits:

  • Social opportunities: Harvard School of Public Health researchers found that older adults with an active social life may have a slower rate of memory decline. Regular social activity can also prevent isolation and depression. Assisted living communities feature dynamic and diverse activity calendars with the opportunity to take up a hobby, join a new class or club, and go on outings around town.

  • Personalized care: Assisted living community team members get to know each resident, their unique health needs and personal preferences. Care plans are regularly reviewed with residents, their families, and doctors to ensure that the appropriate level of care is being provided.

  • More freedom: Owning your own home requires a lot of housework, yardwork and home maintenance. At an assisted living community, all the inside and outside maintenance is taken care of — including cooking — leaving you time to explore more of life's possibilities.

  • Delicious meals: Cooking for one or two people can often lead to choosing convenience over nutrition. At an assisted living community like Victorian Village in Homer Glen, IL, or Royal Atrium Inn located in Zeeland, MI, you can enjoy restaurant-style dining with delicious and nutritious meals prepared by our talented culinary team. 

  • Scheduled transportation: Dealing with traffic and finding a parking place can be a hassle under the best of circumstances. Assisted living communities offer transportation to doctor appointments, events, shopping and outings. 

  • Comfortable setting: An assisted living community should look and feel warm and inviting with community areas for socializing, and access to outdoor gardens and patios.

  • Safety and security: Communities are designed for accessibility and mobility, with ramps, flat thresholds, hallway hand railings, walk-in showers and grab bars. They also feature emergency call buttons.

  • True peace of mind: All these benefits work together to provide peace of mind to residents, and their friends and family.

When Should You Consider Assisted Living in Zeeland, MI?

While a majority of older adults would prefer to stay in their current homes for as long as possible, here are some signs it might be time to consider assisted living:

  • Being isolated and feeling alone: Chronic loneliness is now considered to be as harmful to your health as smoking. A lack of community can cause depression linked to chronic health issues such as dementia and heart disease, lead to unhealthy behaviors like smoking or abusing prescription medications, and even result in an increased risk of mortality.

  • Declining health and increased frailty: According to the National Council on Aging, older adults are disproportionately affected by chronic conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Nearly 95% percent have at least one chronic condition, and nearly 80% have two or more.

  • Poor hygiene: Nearly 80% of falls occur in the bathroom, which can make some older adults afraid to bathe or maintain their usual hygiene routines.

Maintaining Your Independence  Has Never Been Easier or Better

As you weigh your assisted living options for yourself or a loved one, consider Royal Atrium Inn in Zeeland, MI. While the best way to experience everything we have to offer is to come for a personal visit, you can view our floor plans to find one to fit your lifestyle. Or consider Victorian Village in Homer Glen, IL.





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