When you’re searching for senior living options for yourself or a loved one, it’s not always easy to understand the benefits of each type. Assisted living communities, like Kellogg Assisted Living at Mary’s Woods, pair personalized and compassionate care with thoughtfully curated services and amenities to provide a plethora of benefits for aging adults.
Here are 7 unexpected benefits assisted living residents can enjoy every day for an enriched life after retirement.
1. Maintain independence
Assisted living provides help with activities of daily living (ADLs), which include tasks like bathing, grooming, dressing, and managing medications. However, balance is key to the level of assistance each senior receives.
The most compassionate assisted living communities understand how important it is for older adults to regain independence and stay in control of their schedules. That’s why you’ll find highly trained caregivers ready to lend a helping hand, but only when you need it.
2. Live a low-maintenance lifestyle
Homeownership comes with a lot of responsibility. From doing the laundry to scheduling routine HVAC maintenance, there’s always something to do. Senior living communities with assisted living neighborhoods, like Kellogg, offer services that make life easier and give you much more free time.
Residents in assisted living can enjoy services like chef-prepared meals, scheduled transportation, housekeeping and laundry services. Basic utilities are also included in your monthly fee, so you can worry less about which bills you need to pay, and spend more time enjoying everything the community offers.
3. Dine on delicious and healthy food
Meals in assisted living are thoughtfully designed to meet your needs and delight your taste buds. For instance, on-site cafés will craft delicious lattes or offer light meals, while formal dining venues with gourmet offerings create a perfect ambience for dining with friends.
The best part about our dining venues in assisted living at Kellogg is that we customize menu items to meet your individual dietary needs, which means you can enjoy delicious food without measuring, mixing, counting,or ending up with a sink full of dirty dishes.
4. Feel safe and secure 24/7
Seniors living alone are vulnerable to a variety of hazards, even with renovations to their home. In assisted living, residents live in a safe environment with grab bars, properly functioning smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, disaster plans, and round-the-clock care to help prevent injuries.
The best assisted living communities have a licensed nurse on-site 24/7 and conveniently located emergency call systems to ensure a resident never has to wait for help when they need it most.
5. Have a more balanced lifestyle
Older adults have unique fitness and wellness needs that are difficult to meet at home. Assisted living takes all the guesswork out of living a healthy lifestyle by individualizing fitness and wellness programs that enrich the life of each resident.
Assisted living at Kellogg focuses on 10 dimensions of wellness to build a lifestyle that balances the mind, body and soul. Schedule a tour of our senior living community near Portland and see our Provincial House Fitness & Wellness Center, where you or your loved one can enjoy a heated spa, a low-impact exercise led by trained staff, and more!
6. Find easy ways to socialize
Making new friends is tough at any age, which is why the welcoming environment at an assisted living community is perhaps its most valuable benefit. Residents are drawn together by a full calendar of activities that encourage social interaction.
Spend time with your friends and neighbors watching a movie in the theater, playing a rousing game of cards, attending a spiritual service, admiring our rose garden, or chatting at happy hour. You might also join a committee – maybe the Kellogg Resident Dining Committee or one of other numerous options.
7. Get closer to nature
The therapeutic benefits of spending time outdoors work especially well for residents in assisted living communities. Secluded gardens, winding walking paths and beautifully landscaped campuses offer a convenient refuge for overwhelmed seniors.
Our assisted living neighborhood at Kellogg takes you one step closer to nature by being located along the Willamette River, which affords us spectacular forest and garden views from many vantage points. The Grove Dining Room has floor-to-ceiling windows that allow diners to peer into the forest for an enchanting mealtime experience with your friends and family.