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Is an Assisted Living Community Right for You? Part I

Is an Assisted Living Community Right for You? Part I

At some point, many elderly Americans will need to receive additional help in their daily lives. At Liberty Ridge, we understand that it can be difficult to determine if an assisted living community is right for you, but in today’s post, we’ll provide you with a bit of information that can help you determine if it may be time to seek out assistance with the tasks of your day-to-day life.

Liberty Ridge is proud to be Lexington’s premier senior living community. With gorgeous scenery, caring staff members, a thriving community, and unbeatable amenities, we know that you’ll be happy to call Liberty Ridge home. Get in touch with us to learn more about your options.

 

An Assisted Living Community May Be Right for You If…

 

You’ve Recently Had an Accident

 

If you’ve recently had an injury such as a fall or an accident, then an assisted living community may be worth considering. Accidents happen, to be sure, but they’re much more likely to occur as you age. Moreover, recovering from an accident takes significantly longer the older you get, and you may be able to mitigate your risk by relocating to a facility designed with the needs of seniors in mind.

 

Your Needs Are Increasing

 

As you age, you may find yourself relying on friends, neighbors, and loved ones more and more. Maybe you need a helping hand daily living activities (ADL’s), or perhaps you’re more comfortable with someone else behind the wheel. These are just two of many possible examples, and some of the other most common activities of daily living that become difficult for senior include:

  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Bathing 
  • Shopping for food, clothing, and other items
  • Preparing meals and doing the dishes
  • Managing your medications
  • Cleaning your home and taking care of your property

 

If you feel like your daily responsibilities are becoming more and more difficult as the years go by, then you should consider learning more about how Liberty Ridge can help you with some aspects of your daily life while still helping you retain your independence.

 

You Have a Chronic Health Condition

 

While older Americans are healthier than they have been in previous generations, chronic conditions such as asthma, dementia, congestive heart failure, and diabetes can all make it difficult to live independently. Speak with your primary care provider about your long-term care needs, and think about whether or not you will be able to manage your condition on your own in the coming years. Even if you’re confident that you can, you can always benefit from the extra assistance provided by a certified assisted living community.

 

Contact Our Lexington Assisted Living Community

 

Keep an eye on our blog page, as we’ll continue this topic in a follow-up post next week.

Liberty Ridge is proud to be Lexington’s Top Rated Local® assisted living center. We would love to show you our facilities and provide you with any information you need in order to make an informed decision for yourself or a loved one.

We look forward to speaking with you.