It’s important for everyone to speak their truth. That’s why we must speak ours, as it can help people who are considering the move to an assisted living community! If your parent or loved one is reaching a point in which living in their own home is no longer the best option, it may be time to really weigh this out. A community setting that specializes in senior care can provide the necessary support mom or dad needs, while also keeping them safe and healthy. Not to mention, an assisted living community like UMC at Collingswood provides residents with many opportunities to socialize through a variety of activities, groups, and classes onsite. If mom or dad needs a little more convincing, here are 3 truths about assisted living that everyone should know.
Truth #1: You can still live an independent life in assisted living. The biggest gripe that a lot of seniors have with assisted living is feeling that they are losing their independence and conforming to a group schedule. This notion couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is, with assisted living communities like Collingswood, seniors have the choice to direct their life the way they want to. They can be as involved or uninvolved with community life as they please. Seniors can pick and choose which activities to participate in and associates are available 24/7 to assist as needed by each resident.
Truth #2: Care is scaled to your needs – not the other way around. In a full-service senior community, there are varying levels of care available under one roof. This means if your care needs to change, your address doesn’t have to. Our assisted living community in Camden County offers more comprehensive care if needed like skilled nursing, short-term rehab and professional memory care. However, say mom is super independent and only needs help with cleaning and meal prep – our associates respect each resident’s preferences and will provide assistance as required.
Truth #3: You will not be confined to your room – there is tons to do in assisted living! As we briefly touched on earlier, there are many things to do at a thriving senior community. Dad does not have to sacrifice his love for Black Jack and game nights once he moves into assisted living. Mom does not have to give up gardening even though she is moving to a new space. The right assisted living community will have a diverse roster of interests to satisfy every resident that moves in. UMC at Collingswood residents enjoy live entertainment, game nights, gardening clubs, dance classes, and group meditation – just to name a few of the many activities offered onsite.
Assisted Living at United Methodist Communities in Collingswood, NJ
Choosing the right assisted living community for your parents is a huge decision for your family. With that said, it’s important to know all the truths before making the move. At UMC at Collingswood, we’re committed to providing your loved one with a senior living experience that enhances all aspects of their well-being – mind, body, and soul. Our team is available to answer any questions you and your family may have about assisted living, so you can ensure UMC is the right fit for mom or dad.
If you’d like to learn more about our senior care services in Camden County, New Jersey, for your loved one, please call us today to schedule a personal tour or visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/collingswood/
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