Atlanta is a world-class, diverse city composed of many vibrant neighborhoods. It’s a great place to start a career, raise a family, and, as many lifelong residents are discovering, to retire.
But retiring in Atlanta doesn’t mean you have to stay in the same house or apartment you’re living in now. There are many benefits to moving to one of Atlanta’s many assisted living communities, some of which you may not have even thought of yet.
Living in a traditional home or apartment could mean risking a fall on the stairs or in the bathroom. This is especially worrisome if you live alone.
Assisted living communities all have elevators, as well as grab bars in the restrooms to help you avoid falls, plus there’s always someone there to assist you in case of an emergency.
Though Atlanta is relatively safe compared to other cities of its size, it’s not free from crime, and seniors living alone can be vulnerable. Assisted living communities have the latest security measures, including security cameras and staff members who look out for you day and night.
Who hasn’t thought they would be healthier if only they had a chef cooking nutritious meals for them and someone making sure they exercised? Well, that’s exactly what you get in assisted living.
Residents are encouraged to join in daily exercise classes. And the kitchen provides three healthy and delicious meals a day.
There’s also help to make sure you don’t forget to take your medication, as well as a nurse in case you get sick.
A move to assisted living can help seniors avoid becoming isolated in their own homes, especially if their spouse has passed away or their friends have moved.
Many studies, like those by the National Institutes of Health and the University of California at Berkeley, have shown how seniors stay healthier, both mentally and physically, if they are socially engaged.
Residents of assisted living communities have a full calendar of activities planned for them and a community of folks to enjoy them with.
Seniors who no longer drive, as well as those who don’t want to navigate the horrible Atlanta traffic, won’t have to worry about transportation if they move to assisted living.
Most assisted living communities have a shuttle bus that takes residents on scheduled outings, as well as to the doctor and other appointments.
There’s a common misconception that assisted living communities in Atlanta are expensive, but in reality, moving to the right community could actually save you money.
This free senior living cost calculator can help you figure out how much you are spending now, compared to how much your expenses would be in assisted living.
Peace of Mind
Moving to an assisted living community like Arbor Terrace at Cascade in Southwest Atlanta gives your family the peace of mind of knowing you are well cared for. This is especially important for relatives who live far from Atlanta and can’t check on you regularly.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of assisted living in Atlanta, call Arbor Terrace at Cascade at 404-691-0304 and schedule a tour.