Old age is a necessary phase in the cycle of life, and unlike what many people think, there is nothing dormant or incapacitating about it. Old age is not a time for you to sit idly. Rather, it is your third act of life, which brings opportunities for new ideas, observations, and discoveries. At Bridgeway Care & Rehabilitation, we help seniors discover long-hidden talents and interests through our homely environment that is designed to make your sunset years some of the best in your life.
During the senior years, some of the things that a person may be used to doing in his or her prime may start becoming difficult. Moreover, the elderly citizen becomes more susceptible to health complications, which can hamper his or her normal day to day activities. These are some of the reasons why senior citizens require special care and support system.
Live a Fulfilling Life as a SeniorToday, organizations have come up with different approaches for helping seniors lead comfortable, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
At Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation, there are two popular approaches we recommend that can help your loved one live comfortably in old age. One of the approaches is assisted living, which we offer in our serene and luxurious residences. We also recommend aging-in-place living for seniors who prefer to continue living in their own homes.
How Does Aging-in-Place Work?Some senior citizens prefer living in their own homes, either permanently or for a while, before going the assisted living route. Aging-in-place is a viable option for such seniors. The approach also helps the elderly in their transition into assisted living when they are finally ready for it.
Aging-in-place is meant to help seniors simplify their living situation at home by focusing only on what is important. The system is not about stripping the living situation to mere basics but prioritizing matters of value by considering that old age limits certain capabilities, such as physical strength.
DownsizingOne component of aging-in-place is downsizing, which does not necessarily have to be a move to a smaller house. Seniors can still downsize in the place they have lived all their lives. Downsizing simply means making the house more manageable without demanding too much effort from the senior.
Older adults tend to be particular about the rooms they prefer in their homes. The same goes for other things like utensils, clothes, etc. Downsizing the current home where a senior lives take away the stress and pressure of having to move and leave behind many things of sentimental value.
Downsizing in the current home also provides seniors with more time to make thoughtful decisions, as they lock down unnecessary parts of the house and get rid of clutter.
ModificationsThe other component of aging-in-place is known as a modification.
Modification usually comes after doing some downsizing and figuring out the amount of space that the senior will need. For safety, it is important for elderly citizens to carry out modifications with family members. Engaging in the activity with family members also makes for a memorable shared experience, while ensuring the home is hospitable for elders.
At Bridgeway Senior Healthcare, we are dedicated to providing seniors with holistic care both in a community environment as well as independent assisted living. Our vision of compassion, love, and quality care is built into our residences, which makes them feel like home for our senior residents.
Visit our website https://www.bshcare.com/ for an overview of the senior living services we offer.
Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation
395 Amwell Rd
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
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