There are a lot of things that have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The way we shop. The way we communicate. Even the way we entertain ourselves. But one thing hasn’t changed: the need for assisted living. In fact, there’s never been a better time for assisted living.
So many seniors have struggled with social isolation and the fear of contracting COVID-19 throughout 2020, but moving to an Assisted Living community, or a retirement community like Hidden Springs of McKinney, can help overcome both those obstacles and many more.
That’s because a senior living community handles all the details of life and then some. You don’t have to go anywhere or risk exposing yourself to coronavirus, yet you can continue to enjoy socialization and all sorts of other activities. Being in a community means you’re secure while also being among your peers. It truly is the best of both worlds.
Even once the global pandemic is over, assisted living will continue to be an excellent choice for seniors who need assistance. Here are some reasons why there’s never been a time for senior living – especially assisted living – than now.
It provides social interaction.
Loneliness is a huge problem for seniors, especially if health or mobility issues make it hard for them to get out of their house. That has only been exacerbated during the pandemic, as seniors are the demographic that is at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19. Many seniors have found themselves shuttered in their homes with no place to go and no one to see – increasing their loneliness greatly.
By contrast, in assisted living, seniors – even thoughts who require assistance to perform the task of daily life – can be out and about, interacting with friends, without being worried about undue exposure. In assisted living, you have an instant social life on one campus. Step out your front door, and you’re surrounded by friends who are in the same stage of life as you. You also have opportunities to socialize and connect with new friends through activities and events.
You don’t have to do errands or chores.
Even going to the grocery store during the pandemic has been stressful for older adults. However, that’s not an issue in assisted living. In these communities, all meals are provided, as well as healthy snacks around the clock. This is excellent for older adults, whose nutritional needs are specialized, and who may not have the energy or the ability to go grocery shopping and pick the healthiest options.
Not only that, but you don’t have to go out to get your prescriptions, pick up things for the house or even worry about household tasks like cleaning and laundry. It’s all taken care of for you by a professional staff who are taking the utmost safety precautions in order to keep residents safe.
Care is available at any time, anywhere.
Older adults who benefit from assisted living are ones who have difficulty performing the tasks of daily life. By living at home, independently, it can be hard to accomplish those. Even if you have in-home help that comes in several times a week, can you be sure that they’re safe? That they’re following safety procedures?
At an assisted living community, you know that help is never more than a moment away. Staff is available around the clock, meaning that you don’t have to worry about what happens if you need assistance in the middle of the night. This can provide great peace of mind for older adults and their families. They can also relax because assisted living communities have some of the highest standards of safety that you can get these days. Residences like Hidden Springs have strict protocols with regular testing of employees to make sure they’re as healthy as possible. It’s our number one priority, and we promise that, no matter what, it shall always remain that way.
You can stay connected more easily.
Surprisingly, it is easier than you might expect to stay connected to your family when you’re in assisted living. In fact, many people would say that it’s easier than ever. Thanks to technologies that are widely available on-campus, residents are able to do more regular video calls, emails and other virtual events that allow them to stay in touch with family members across the globe – or across town. Because all the chores and tasks of life are taken care of, our Assisted Living members have a lot more time on their hands to do the things they enjoy. That includes staying connected.
You have more peace of mind.
Finally, more than anything, assisted living provides peace of mind to both residents and family members. There’s a lot of worries these days – there’s no question about that. And none of us know what the future has in store. But living in a community – where security is a high priority and safety protocols are being strictly managed – means that you or your loved one are as safe and as risk-free as possible. Not just that, but they’re experiencing an enjoyable, quality and engaging lifestyle that they probably wouldn’t be able to get living on their own and socially distancing. In other words, mind, body and soul are cared for in assisted living in the very best possible ways.
We understand that these are scary times, but we want families to know that there is hope and that we are doing everything we can to make Assisted Living the safest, happiest and most enjoyable place for older adults who require additional care. No matter what happens in the future, you can rest assured that Hidden Springs is focused on caring for our residents and providing happiness each and every day.
Luxury Living in North Dallas
At Hidden Springs of McKinney, we understand how important location is to North Dallas seniors who are looking for an engaging, enriching retirement lifestyle. Located in McKinney, Texas, we are close to medical centers, arts and entertainment, outdoor opportunities and everything else you love about this area. Seniors who choose to make us their home can enjoy a range of trips, opportunities and activities while living their very best life thanks to our innovative focus on wellness.
Active Retirement Living for a Healthy Tomorrow
The Secret to a Life Well Lived awaits you at Hidden Springs of McKinney. Envisioned and developed by Madison Marquette, a company with a 25-year track record of investing in vibrant communities and a stellar reputation for developing luxury residences, you’ll discover all the possibilities your retirement brings … as well as the confidence of knowing your future is secure.
Our beautifully appointed, active retirement living community is created for those who expect more out of life. Luxury living, gracious services, resort-quality amenities, engaging programs and stunning apartments in 15-floor plans are just a few of the benefits awaiting you. And with Assisted Living and Memory Care services offered on campus, you can retire with complete peace of mind, knowing that if needs change, the care you deserve is right at home.
To learn more about Hidden Springs of McKinney and discover The Secret to a Life Well Lived, call or visit us today. We’d be happy to schedule a tour and show you just how much our location can make your retirement experience exceptional.