If you’re considering senior living options, you’re not alone in your quest to maintain mobility and independence as you age. Older adults often grapple with health challenges and increased frailty, making it essential to find solutions that can improve your overall well-being. Recent research by NORC at the University of Chicago sheds light on the positive impact of senior living communities, encompassing independent living, assisted living, memory care, continuing care retirement, and skilled nursing facilities, on seniors’ health and independence.
A key insight from this research is that vulnerability in older adults is not a permanent condition but rather a temporary state. Moving into a senior living community can lead to a significant reduction in frailty levels, ultimately enhancing your health and quality of life. The significance of these findings is emphasized by NIC Senior Principal Ryan Brooks, who highlights how congregate senior living plays a crucial role in restoring vitality and independence for residents, underlining a valuable service that senior housing and care provide.
The research also underscores the importance of nonmedical support services for senior living residents, such as social engagement, community involvement, balanced nutrition, transportation, and access to exercise. These services have a positive impact on your health and well-being.
Furthermore, a review of Medicare claims from numerous senior living and care properties revealed that residents experience a remarkable 10% decline in frailty levels one year after moving into a senior living community. This decline in vulnerability is a testament to the positive influence of senior living. The study’s broader implications for the healthcare industry suggest that senior housing can not only enhance residents’ lives but also contribute to reducing healthcare costs.
For those considering senior living options, Priority Life Care communities are dedicated to the mission of “Compassionately lighting the way in senior care, with respect, to independence and affordability.” This mission aligns perfectly with the research findings, as our communities focus on personalized care, vibrant community life, and enriching activities that enhance your overall well-being. Priority Life Care communities embody the core principles highlighted in the study, making them an excellent choice for older adults seeking to decrease fragility and enhance their quality of life.
Get in touch with your local community to connect with a knowledgeable staff member who can provide more information and help you explore the benefits of our senior living options.