As we get older some of us are faced with the dilemma of where to live. Do we move from our big house? Do we go to a senior living center? Some of these questions can get quite difficult for everyone, and we all want to make sure we’ve made the right choice. A residential board and care home may be the best option for some. Here are some of the advantages of living in a board and care home.
One major advantage is having a 24-7 caretaker. By having a caretaker to help you at all times, it makes it easier to maintain a normal daily life. What if the driver you are waiting on can’t make it that day? You won’t have to skip a doctor’s appointment or an outing just because your driver didn’t show up.
Another good reason is a sense of family. By living in a board and care home, you begin to connect and make longstanding relationships with the people you live with. The people who help with your daily living are the people you start to consider family. Instead of living alone or having to drive places to socialize, the board and care becomes your social atmosphere without the hassle of going anywhere.
With someone there to provide each meal, it is a good plus for individuals who cannot cook for themselves. Round-the-clock assistance with things such as food and laundry takes a big load off individuals. Finally, board and care homes relieve a lot of the duties that children of senior citizens have. Some people in the “sandwich generation,” which are parents who are taking care of their children as well as their parents, have big loads on their shoulders. Board and care homes can take a lot of pressure off and help out in the care of senior citizens, especially if they are suffering from illnesses such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. When extra assistance is needed, hiring someone on call doesn’t have the same effect as having someone available at all times in the room right next door. Board and care homes have several advantages, and it might be the best fit for you.
Emma’s Board & Care is licensed no. 197607532. For more information, please call 661-297-7969 or visit www.EmmasBoardandCare.com.