What You Shouldn’t Overlook in Senior Care

Many assumptions could be made when choosing a senior care option. It’s important to be aware of what the senior care facility offers and more importantly — what they don’t offer at all. Our staff at Lester Senior Living understands how important senior care factors are often overlooked, and have made a list of what you shouldn’t compromise on when it comes to your loved one’s professional care.

Don’t overlook the different levels of senior care offered.

Making the move into assisted living is not something that should be rushed. Just like the home-buying process, it takes time to visit each place to see if you can envision living there before making an investment. Arguably, one of the most important factors before moving into a new place is deciding whether or not you can see yourself there in the future. The same goes for assisted living facilities. It’s important not to overlook the types of care offered at each community, and if that care can be accessed under the same roof. This is why leading senior communities, like Lester Senior Living, offer scalable services like independent living, assisted living and professional memory care. Allowing residents to stay in the comfort of their own community will effectively reduce some of the stress that comes with an unexpected medical diagnosis.

Don’t overlook the type of activities seniors can take part in.

In order for an older adult to maintain their independence, they must engage in an active lifestyle. Many senior living communities understand this concept wholeheartedly, and are making it a priority to offer a variety of physical activities to their residents. At Lester Senior Living, our activity directors create a calendar each month that highlights different physical activities, social clubs and seasonal events taking place in the community. Activities like chair dancing, zumba and “Balance and Mindfulness” are just a few of the many ways we are keeping seniors active, engaged and independent.

Don’t overlook how the senior community prioritizes resident independence.

Aside from weekly activities, a great senior living community should prioritize the independence of their residents in other ways. For example, our senior living community in Morris County provides support with ADL’s (activities of daily living), so that residents have more time to make more independent choices when it comes to how they would like to live their life at our community. With daily chores like cooking, cleaning and managing medications taken care of by our professionally trained staff, residents can dabble in new interests like learning to paint, garden or even taking a higher education course.

Active Senior Lifestyles in Morris County, NJ

Here at Lester Senior Living, our mission is to help each of our seniors maintain their independence, while giving them access to any support services they need. Our senior care can be scaled as necessary to accommodate your loved one’s needs, even if your loved one receives an unexpected diagnosis five years down the line. At Lester, your loved one won’t have to move twice and will have more freedom to engage in an active lifestyle full of fitness classes, clubs and special events we consistently update on a monthly basis.

To learn more about active senior lifestyles in New Jersey, please contact us today or visit our website at: https://jchcorp.org/

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