Making the decision to have a family member enter assisted living can be a tough one. Many people feel guilty or like they are abandoning their family member or friend. While those feelings are totally normal, many people fail to forget that the majority of the time they’re doing what’s best for an older person that needs more constant care.
These facilities offer community and activities for their residents. Gone are the stereotypes of long boring days filled with shuffleboard or staring blankly at the TV. While shuffleboard is an option at many facilities, it’s certainly not the only thing to do.
Assisted living facilities have plenty of options for fun-filled days. Many communities have planned outings, access to games and activities, fitness centers, and even happy hours. There are opportunities for people to spend time with others in their generation and do exactly what they want to do. If they want to spend their days watching TV, they can. If they prefer to be more social and active, they can do that as well.