There’s no place like home. It’s comforting to have a familiar space that’s all yours and to live life on your own terms. But what happens when that privacy can lead to isolation and loneliness? Or house and yard work becomes a little too much to handle. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by shopping and cooking for one, or bathing and navigating a space is difficult, even dangerous, it’s time to consider your options.
Assisted Living Communities have became an answer for seniors who place a high value on their quality of life and independence, but who may need help with certain daily activities, personal care or health care.
WHAT IS ASSISTED LIVING EXACTLY?
According to the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), The philosophy of assisted living is built on the concept of delivering person-centered care—care and services that meet residents’ individual needs and preferences.
The goal of Assisted Living is to maximize and maintain independence for as long as possible and to:
Traditions communities have taken these needs to heart. Our Core Values focus on promoting dignity, placing an emphasis on important interactions versus necessary duties, encouraging socialization, providing choices and serving others.
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS READY FOR ASSISTED LIVING?
There’s no one right answer. But generally seniors or their loved ones begin to notice a growing difficulty and frustration with daily tasks and activities that were once routine, even enjoyable.
When difficulties driving, shopping, cooking, keeping track of medications, bathing and grooming become more common, seniors tell us they can begin to feel sad, lonely and even depressed.
Safety can become a real issue as well, especially when you can’t drive and don’t have transportation or you’re not eating nutritious foods and meals regularly. If you can’t get around your home or bathe without worry of falling, that should raise a red flag.
When you visit a Traditions Assisted Living community, our team can help you evaluate your needs and show you how having a bit of support can make you happier and more independent in other areas of your life.
THE 10 REASONS FOR CHOOSING A TRADITIONS ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY
Parking is available right outside our doors and parking lots are well-lit and regularly salted and/or plowed in the winter.
Remind yourself that your goal is not to get rid of things you hold dear, but to simplify your life.
You won’t need to change where you live to get the support you need.
Residents will most likely stop by over time to say hi or to see if you need anything, as will our team. There will be an open invitation to Happy Hour, movie nights, holiday events and more.
Many of our Executive Chefs have studied and worked all over the world at some of the finest restaurants and resorts and are anxious to add your favorite dishes to the menu.
You can even share your thoughts, ideas and recipes at our Food Service Review each month.
Traditions will maximize the quality of your life. Like many senior living communities, we have beautiful buildings with ample amenities. But our daily interactions with residents, the small acts of kindness and care, are the foundation of rich relationships and full lives.
We also know it’s the little things that can make your day, make you comfortable and make your life easier, more beautiful and happier. We’ve built these amenities and this attention to detail into our daily culture. Some things you can expect:
If there’s anything we can do for you or a loved one, please let us know how we can help. In the meantime, please feel free to take a Virtual Tour on the Traditions community website of your choice, flip through our Interactive Brochure or Chat with an automated attendant for answers. And of course you can always Schedule an in-person tour of the Traditions community of your choice. Simply click on Schedule a Tour at the bottom of any Traditions community site.
Kristin Cherry, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Traditions Management
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Indianapolis Oasis is part of a national nonprofit educational organization designed to enhance the quality of life for adults 50+. Oasis promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, health and wellness and volunteer engagement. Our programs create opportunities for our members that encourage personal growth and meaningful service to the community.