In my opinion (as is always the case in these spaces, knowing I don't know it all), deciding if, or when to make a life-changing decision, especially in regard to changing the locales of the physical spaces in which we live, because we might NEED to make those changes, has to be one of the most important decisions we can ever make. Again in my opinion, perhaps it's THE most important decision. There are several reasons, I opine, as follows:
When many of us, or possibly most, decide it's time to live our remaining senior years in relative comfort, without some of the anxieties that come with individual basic needs not being met, as well as home ownership and maintenance, it's comforting to know assisted living exists.
For some of us, perhaps many, it's difficult to ever admit we're "slowing down." Maybe it’s hard to admit we are not always doing what we should in regards to our personal care. Things that used simple and routine like dressing for the day, cooking and cleaning, bathing, and even managing our medication may be getting increasingly challenging as we age.
Even though many of us are blessed with minds that are still sharp and aware, chronological age can still play a major role regarding how ALWAYS alert we are, or are not. It's tough to admit, but sometimes many of us feel those moments and realize it IS time to "slow down" and perhaps let a 102-year-young organization such as Ebenezer, and its many assisted living communities, help make life a lot easier and, truly, happier.
One of several misconceptions about assisted living is that when one decides to move into an assisted living community, the new lifestyle will cause you to lose your independence. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, choosing some a la carte home health services as needed, meals, or housekeeping assistance helps seniors to keep their independence. Often times, by continuing to neglect the issues we need help with, we’re increasing the chance of a health crisis which would in turn cause our loss of independence.
As noted on the http://www.EbenezerCares.org website, if you or a loved one need help managing daily activities or if care giving is consuming too much of your time, Ebenezer offers solutions that are close to home and may be even more affordable than you think. Ebenezer's assisted living communities are designed for those who are looking for a more carefree lifestyle (the word "happy" comes to my mind again, and based on the truth) and who may need help with daily activities, like dressing, cooking and cleaning, medication management and bathing. Also noted on part of Ebenezer's website, Ebenezer’s beautifully-designed assisted living rental apartments provide the care and services needed and the independence residents want. Ebenezer’s affordable monthly fee includes a meal plan and light housekeeping. One can add personal and care services as needed.
Ebenezer assisted living communities are a great solution for those who want more services than independent living communities can provide. Staff is on duty 24-hours a day.
Please consult with one of our assisted living specialists at Ebenezer and they can help you navigate and understand assisted living. Thank you for reading, as always!