What Are Benefits of an Assisted Living Community?
National Assisted Living Week® starts the second week of September, and this year the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) chose “Joyful Moments” as this year’s theme. At Santa Marta, we couldn’t be more delighted with this year’s theme, because we celebrate joyous moments, even the smallest ones, every day at our senior living community.
Join us in honoring this special week by raising a toast to retirement and reading these 7 benefits of assisted living.
1. Find compassionate and personalized care
Everyone ages differently, and no two seniors are alike. That’s why personal caregivers in assisted living get to know each resident individually. This allows them to focus on a person’s unique needs and create an environment that feels like home.
They also know just the right balance of assistance you or your loved one needs with activities of daily living (ADLs). Whether someone needs a little help buttoning their shirt or assistance with personal hygiene, you can always count on a personal caregiver to be there.
2. Receive priority access to health services
Residents in assisted living have priority access to quality health services without having to move elsewhere. For example, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation are all within the same campus at Santa Marta senior living community in Olathe, KS.
This is incredibly important for spouses who live in the same community. If you or your spouse requires a different level of living, you won’t have to worry about being too far apart.
3. Discover exceptional dining options
Even younger adults have a hard time eating nutritious meals. The talented chefs prepare meals rich with fresh ingredients, packed with nutrients and tailored to each Resident’s dietary needs. Even better, meals are served in elegant dining venues that encourage mealtime with friends and family. You can also grab a to-go meal from the café so you can enjoy a casual meal in the garden area without the fuss of packing a picnic basket.
4. Make new friends with abundant social opportunities
It’s not uncommon for seniors to become isolated as they age, especially when it gets more difficult to leave the house. At Santa Marta, social programs in assisted living are thoughtfully curated to bring Residents together and inspire the mind, body and spirit.
For instance, you can attend daily Mass and spiritual services, work on strength and balance in chair exercise class, take a lifelong learning class, or play cards in the activities area. However you choose to spend your time in senior living, there’s a group of like-minded people ready to welcome you with open arms.
5. Feel secure with safety measures throughout the community
Senior living communities with assisted living take safety seriously. Throughout the community, you’ll notice features like handrails, emergency call systems, modified kitchens, zero-entry showers, and other safety precautions you wouldn’t find in most residential homes.
Safety is always a top priority in assisted living at Santa Marta. Caregivers are on duty 24/7 and we offer helpful services, including medication management, to make daily activities safer and more convenient.
6. Gain peace of mind for everyone
Coordinating home care for your Mom or Dad who needs assisted living services is stressful, especially when they live on their own. When your parents move into assisted living, you can gain peace of mind knowing your Mom and Dad are safe, in a supportive environment, eating well, socializing and receiving the care they need.
You also regain more quality time with your loved one. Instead of worrying about managing their medications or getting to the next medical appointment, you can create joyful moments in assisted living that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
7. Learn new ways to regain independence
The customized care plan in assisted living helps many Residents regain independence. Everyday tasks that used to be exhausting become a lot easier with a little help from personal caregivers, and there’s always a way to get around with services like scheduled transportation.
In fact, living in a senior community with luxury assisted living, like Santa Marta, means you can take control of your schedule. With on-site amenities like a beauty salon and fitness center and full calendar of activities and events, you have everything you need to design your retirement just the way you want.
Celebrate Joyous Moments and Experience the Benefits of Assisted Living at Santa Marta
Discover a full continuum of care with no hidden fees or confusing choices that overlap, and find out how you can redefine retirement your way at Santa Marta, Johnson County’s premier Life Care community. At Santa Marta, we take direct admissions to assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing, so if you or your loved one can benefit from our exceptional health services now, there’s no need to wait.
To learn more about the cost of assisted living or schedule a tour of our gorgeous, Tuscan-inspired community, contact our senior living counselors online, and we’ll get in touch right away!