Discussing senior living and assisted living with a family member can be a difficult conversation. There are many things to consider: comfort, location, price, amenities, services, and a long list of details that you may not have even considered. It’s an important decision that should not be taken lightly, and it’s necessary for the entire family and everyone involved to discuss possibilities thoroughly and work to agree on a situation in which everyone is happy and comfortable with the outcome.
Seniors who prefer to live at home often don’t realize the biggest downside to their decision: the lack of social interaction. Unfortunately, in-home caregivers and family members can’t always provide everything a senior needs to live a happy, fulfilling life as they get older.
One of the biggest hesitations for seniors when it comes to exploring a senior living community is the concept of sacrifice. If you’re hearing “I’m not ready yet” from your loved one, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re shutting the idea down completely, but instead, expressing a reluctance to give up things they’re so used to having.
With age, comes less independence, but that doesn’t mean your loved one can’t still look forward to the next chapter of their life. With your help, they can find the right care for their specific needs and worry less about the daily tasks that may become increasingly difficult. But how will you know what that is? Learn more about the differences between home care and assisted living, so you can get your loved one the care they deserve.
This week at Saucon Valley Manor, the activities staff held a holiday painting event. The event, similar to popular public painting classes, consisted of the activities instructors helping the residents to paint a similar piece of Winter artwork – all with their own unique, personalized twist.
Today, the activities team at Saucon Valley and Whitehall Manor brought a group of excited seniors to the newly re-opened Parkway Lanes of South Allentown.
The resident’s had a great time with some friendly competition and filling meals prepared at the alley. Below are some photos of our residents showing off their bowling skills!