4 May, 2022 | 4 min read

Is Assisted Living Right for You? Senior Living Questions to Ask Yourself

Remaining independent is one of the top wellness goals of most older adults. If you or a parent is considering ways to live a full life while maintaining self-sufficiency and control, there are options.

Many seniors may find themselves facing challenges in their daily lives. An assisted living community can provide a helping hand while supporting an individual to achieve a high-quality lifestyle.

Older adults happily discover that this approach will allow them the opportunity to engage in life while also making their own decisions.

What is assisted living?

Assisted living communities are designed to encourage their residents to live and age well. Typically providing private residences, they also help with the daily tasks of living, such as bathing, grooming, dressing or even managing medications.

Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle as well as daily activities, nutritious dining choices, social events and support in meeting their health and wellness goals, all conveniently located on-site.

Who lives in an assisted living community?

Residents of assisted living are generally older adults who are still able to live a mostly independent life.

One of the great benefits of a community is how quickly the residents make new friends who share similar or familiar stories.

Just the Facts: Your Guide to Assisted living

If you’re considering whether assisted living might be the answer to experience an enriched life while still maintaining independence and control, try asking yourself these senior living questions to help determine the right answer for you:

Question #1: Would I still have my own residence?

Yes. Most assisted living communities provide a private residence with a selection of floor plans to choose from. The apartments are designed to be accessible and age-friendly. Not only will you continue to enjoy your own space but you can personalize it to make it your own.

Question #2: Would I still make my own decisions?

Yes. Assisted living is about making your life easier with help when needed. But the decisions for your daily life will continue to remain yours to make. When to go to bed and wake up, when and what you want to eat or whether you want to participate in activities are all your call.

Question #3: Would I have help with daily tasks?

Yes. It’s one of the many great benefits of assisted living. Imagine the freedom and independence of no longer always having to rely on your family or others for help when needed. You’ll find a compassionate staff ready to assist.

Question #4: Are there activities available for me to join?

You’ll discover a full monthly calendar of possibilities for you to choose from. Communities provide a wide variety of options for everyone. You’ll be able to participate in activities you enjoy while spending time with new friends.

Question #5: Would I be responsible for my meals?

Another great benefit of community life is leaving the planning and preparation of meals to someone else. All you’ll need to do is make your preferred menu selections, sit back and enjoy. You’ll find both nutritious and delicious food and the reassurance that you’re eating a healthy diet.

Question #6: Is there support for my health and wellness goals?

How would you like to live where there is a fitness center or exercise class located just steps from your front door? That’s what you’ll find in an assisted living community. No more searching for a gym or class that offers programs tailored specifically for the older adult.

Question #7: Would I have opportunities to make new friends?

Another great benefit of assisted living is the ease in meeting your neighbors and other residents and to begin forming friendships. It’s not always simple to meet new people but in a community, you’ll enjoy the almost limitless opportunities.

Question #8: Is transportation provided?

Yes. You’ll no longer need to worry about driving or finding other transportation options if you no longer drive. Communities offer scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping, entertainment and other social activities.

Question #9: What safety and security features does the community have?

Many older adults find it reassuring to move into a community that is secured with personnel or alarm systems. They also feel more confident in having personal safety features in their residence. And it’s a great relief to know that someone is available if help is ever needed.

Life at Eskaton Communities

The word Eskaton means “dawn of a new day.” In our communities, we see each day as an opportunity to enhance the lives of our residents. We’ve been serving the Sacramento region and Northern California for over 50 years.

The Eskaton Difference starts with our life-enriching programs and collaborative partnerships. With a national reputation for innovation, we focus on creating communities that provide our residents everything they need for purposeful living.

We invite you to visit one of our award-winning communities to discover some of the benefits we offer, such as:

  • Private residences
  • Delicious and nutritious meals
  • Social opportunities to meet and make new friends
  • Creative activities and therapies
  • Fitness centers and exercise classes
  • Housekeeping services
  • Transportation services
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • And much, much more!

If you’re considering whether senior living could be the best choice for you or a loved one, we’re here to answer any questions that you may have. We also invite you to download our complimentary information,  Just the Facts: Your Guide to Assisted Living. To schedule a personalized tour, call us at 1-866-ESKATON (or 1-866-375-2866) or visit eskaton.org.

Just the Facts: Your Guide to Assisted living