Assisted Living - July 31, 2019
For many aging seniors, health circumstances make it difficult or dangerous to live on their own. Families in this situation often dread identifying a place for their parent or other family member. The good news is, there are wonderful assisted living options that offer the nursing and medical care they may need. These communities typically have activity programs and luxurious amenities. The senior living communities of today are far different from your traditional nursing homes of the past. Learn more about the benefits of assisted living, chances are some might surprise you!
Families and caregivers looking for a safe and beneficial environment for their loved one often have several options to choose from. These assisted living communities keep the residents safe, provide opportunities to foster new friendships and offer fun activities for all. Many senior living communities have created beautiful gardens that residents can either work in or simply enjoy. Additionally, if a resident wishes for some quiet time, there are ways to relax and unwind, like watching popular, nostalgic movies on large, easy-to-see televisions found throughout the community centers.
You probably don’t think of an assisted living community as a place where dreams come true, but that’s exactly what happens at Villagio Senior Living communities. Our “Once Upon a Dream” program strives to create unforgettable experiences for residents. So far, the staff have treated residents to see baseball games, provided a supervised motorcycle ride, re-created a couple’s first dinner date, and more. It’s also common for seniors to visit popular community events, such as state fairs, theater shows and the local amusement park.
The food served by highly-skilled chefs in assisted living communities is nothing short of fantastic. Villagio’s senior living communities serve up expertly crafted meals and daily doses of fresh fruit, veggies and other healthful options to meet the dietary needs of each resident. Often, residents can even request their favorite foods. Around the holidays, these communities provide extra touches – the Villagio team prepares traditional holiday meals and sets up a themed dinner or lunch for residents to enjoy. The staff members in these facilities may even dress up for holidays when providing the ornate holiday meals.
Families looking for a respected memory care facility for their loved one will be impressed by the multitude of available daily activities and excursions. At Villagio, our “Memories in the Making” art program teaches residents how to paint their memories on canvases. This program helps seniors retain or revisit some of their fondest memories. Additionally, each resident is encouraged to create a personalized life book with staff assistance. Other terrific benefits of an assisted living environment include personalized senior exercise programs, interesting classes and more.
Villagio offers an innovative approach to senior living. Our tastefully-crafted communities offer a mix of independent senior living, memory care and assisted living. Villagio’s staff works hard to ensure residents are not only taken care of, but also make the most of their golden years.
See the benefits of assisted living for yourself by scheduling a tour of one of our Villagio senior living communities!