The conversation around making a move to an assisted living facility is often littered with fears and visions of decades-old institutional "nursing homes" that were anything but comfortable and welcoming. But times have changed, and long-term assistance and care today is designed to magnify the best years of your life.
Below are some attributes to senior living that can help quell fears of what life in assisted living will be for you or your loved ones.
A quality assisted living community views its residents as unique and important individuals, deserving of respect and dignity. This means staff who are willing and available to help, respond to questions, and engage with residents as people to be loved and appreciated.
Danbury considers our residents family and treat them with the highest attention and respect. After all, our mission is Enhancing lives through serving others by creating vibrant, caring, and exceptional communities. It’s about so much more than merely meeting needs. Our 24/7 highly qualified staff take initiative to prevent problems, anticipate needs before they arise, and develop relationships that bring joy, laughter, and compassion to our residents’ daily lives.
Many residents in assisted living communities are used to entire houses to themselves, where they control the nighttime noise and atmosphere. Giving up that solitude can be difficult, especially if you are concerned with the late-night social life of the other potential community members.
At Danbury, our staff works hard (and quietly) to ensure a peaceful night for our guests. After all, Danbury is home! Night owls are encouraged to lower volume or use headphones at night, hallways are kept clear of socialites, and resident needs are met quickly enough that people don’t need to call out for attention. We make sure our residents get all the sleep they need to refresh for the day ahead!
High Quality, Nutritious Food
Food is a central source of enjoyment for people all throughout their lives, but appreciating the finer things in life into your golden years is something we all look forward to. Danbury satisfies that desire with fresh, daily chef-prepared meals in a beautiful, restaurant-style dining room. In fact, our residents say eating at Danbury is like going out to a nice restaurant three times a day!
Leaving your current community for a new unknown space may trigger fears of loneliness and boredom among others. But often the opposite happens in an assisted living community. People discover a multitude of opportunities to connect with others and live life to the fullest.
Danbury provides a host of life-enriching programs and activities:
- Day trips and outings
- Recreational activities through our life enrichment programs
- Games, cards and many other self-directed activities
- Exercise equipment
- Scheduled trips to area attractions, cultural activities, and shops
- Exercise and wellness classes
- Spiritual enrichment
- Pet therapy visits
Through all of these activities, our staff nurture relationships with residents while helping them to connect with one another. We are a true community, placing a high value on being there for one another and making these years the best in our lives!
When considering next steps for a senior living community that emphasizes freedom; independence; relationships; and health for the body, mind and soul; consider Danbury. For more information, contact us or schedule a tour at one of our beautiful locations across Ohio.