As seniors continue to age, and get to a certain point, they become more and more dependent to be able to live on their own. The likelihood of living alone increases with age. Among women age 75+, almost half (47 percent) lived alone in 2010. However, the home doesn’t adapt or have the resources to the ever-changing lifestyle that calls for assistance to connect with others, remain active, stay involved in the community, and feel safe just as they have the majority of their life.
The ability for seniors to independently seek out opportunities of connecting themselves into social circles, develop an active routine, etc. diminishes as they require more assistance. If a routine is followed, it may not be a healthy one. An unhealthy routine, for example, typically does not involve much activity. It is often a sedentary lifestyle which can lead to the possibility of depression and poor health.
Many opportunities are found outside the home and the means of transportation may not be reliable. A senior loved one might be able to get to and from outside activities, whether it is the family caregiver, or someone else providing the transportation. But, what happens when an emergency occurs, or the loved one needs assistance? Someone is going to have to step in, and that someone is most likely not certified in medical emergencies. The primary caregiver needs to be with their loved one at all times to ensure their safety and also give the family member (caregiver) peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe.
The Legacy at Cimarron not only has a higher care-staff ratio than the industry average, there is also a dedicated Lifestyle Director – an expert in purposeful living! The Lifestyle Director’s main responsibility is to help provide a plethora of opportunities for all residents to become connected, active, purposeful, and safe in and around the El Paso community! Free and safe transportation is provided for personal and group outings, while many activities are conveniently on-site! Senior living in El Paso has not seen anything like this until now.
If your senior loved one is experiencing a loss of purpose, we encourage you to speak with a Senior Living Expert from The Legacy at Cimarron! You can see for yourself how The Legacy Senior Living in El Paso is leading the way to the future of senior living!