Seniors who socialize enjoy better mental and physical wellbeing and reduced signs of depression. Turn to this infographic from an assisted living community in Kansas City to learn more about this and other benefits of assisted living.
Long-Term Care #infographic A Comparison of Assisted Living vs Nursing Homes. But Don't write off independent living at home, because it can be a lot cheaper, and AARP says some 90% of seniors want to age-in-place in the familiar surroundings of their own home. At mhealthtalk.com, I write about various solutions for independent living, and many of the topics apply to assisted living as well.
It is not uncommon for seniors living in assisted-living facilities to lack mental stimulation and social contact. Recreation Therapists often use one-on-one visits to respond to the needs of those who avoid social settings. There are many enjoyable games and activities that can keep minds and bodies strong and active.
As you get older, maintaining a home and your lifestyle becomes more challenging. Senior living offers a positive way to manage these challenges and live more independently. This infographic shows some key points to consider.