If you or your loved one need a hand with day-to-day activities, there’s no better option than an assisted living community. However, there are some myths that may scare those who need it most. Being well-informed is vital to making a decision like this so let’s separate the facts from fiction.
Myth #1: Assisted living is just like a nursing home.
Not at all. Nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities are for seniors with chronic health issues that require around-the-clock care from medical professionals. Assisted living is the support you really want and need. Whether it’s help getting out of bed in the morning, medication management or just an extra hand in the kitchen, you’ll always be in control.
Myth #2: I won’t get to do what I want.
False, want to spend a night with friends? How about the mall? Going on vacation? You’ll leave when you want. Whether you’d like to laze away your afternoons watching classic films or prefer to hit the fitness center before dinner, it’s all up to you. You’ll have the freedom to participate in the things that pique your interest. Many communities offer transportation to shopping centers, cultural districts, and a variety of outside events. And, of course, if you’re a licensed driver, you’ll still be able to use your own personal vehicle.
Myth #3: There’s no privacy.
Assisted living communities are set up like a normal apartment complex. You’ll only have visitors when you want them, and no one will ever enter your apartment without your knowledge and consent. Assisted living staff will work with you to coordinate a support schedule around your individual needs, assuring that your privacy is always respected.
Myth #4: I’ll be lonely and bored there.
The idea that senior living communities are boring might be the biggest myth on this list. Like you, the people who live in them aren’t done exploring, growing, and enjoying new things. Assisted living communities are full of clubs, volunteer groups, and many opportunities to socialize. Family, friends, and pets can also visit your new place.
MYTH #5: I won’t like the food.
Almost every up-to-date assisted living community offers a broad variety of tasty, healthful menu options designed for ideal senior nutrition. And at top-tier communities like us, you’ll enjoy diverse, chef-prepared meals cooked fresh every day.
Reformed Church Home offers a home-like environment. Whether or not you choose to live in our community, we hope you’ll continue to weigh your options and make an informed decision. If you’d like to learn more, call, visit, or explore our website to learn more about the quality of life at our senior living community in Old Bridge, NJ!