For most of us, there comes a moment when it is time to make a decision about you or your senior loved one's living situation. There are many options available to seniors including "aging in place."
"Aging in place" is an option for your loved one to stay in their own home while they age. This situation works for those who live relatively independently, or are able to receive the assistance they need in the home. In-home caregivers, cleaning services, meal delivery, and simple home modifications, can help prolong this stage if that is feasible. "The village concept" is another way to allow seniors to "age in place." This concept refers to a community where able-bodied neighbors, youth groups, as well as other groups and community members "pitch in" to provide their elderly neighbor with what they need to continue living in their own homes. If the assistance is available, this allows an aging person to stay in their communities and have not only have their physical needs met, but also provide mental, emotional, and social health and support.
While "aging in place" and "the village concept" are desirable for some seniors, it is not always the most practical, achievable, or healthy option available. Relying on various services to provide meals, cleaning, and other home maintenance can require extensive management. Without proper support, things can be missed or forgotten, leaving your loved one without something they need. Beyond the physical needs of a person or property, an elderly person's emotional health is vital to ensuring their overall physical health. Relying on outside support for transportation and social interaction can place a heavy burden on one person to provide all that is needed for a healthy mental and emotional environment.
At The Gardens at Georgia Tucker, we provide an assisted living community where our senior residents' physical needs are met in full, while also ensuring an enriching social environment. We provide meals, cleaning, and assistance with daily activities for a wide range of lifestyle needs. We also consider social and emotional health a number one priority, and ensure a calendar full of varied activities for our assisted living residents. For many of our loved ones, "aging in place" would require more than family members are able to give. And while we want to provide all we can for them, Georgia Tucker is here to help in giving you peace of mind that they are happy, healthy, and living an enriched life.