“Personal independence is something many of us take for granted and often we do not realize how much we truly value it,” noted Carmen Fronczak, Chief Resource Officer at Friendship Village Senior Services. “Our approach to assisted living gives residents that invaluable freedom, while also providing excellent care and services to enhance wellbeing.”
At Friendship Village, we focus on three key elements of our resident experience that foster and support their independence.
Creating personalized care plans for each individual increases independence amongst residents. Care Plans are tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of each resident, allowing them to make choices about the level of assistance they require. By not employing a one size fits all approach, residents are empowered to utilize and enjoy the strengths and abilities they have. Additionally, having adequate support in the right areas means reducing risk, frustration, and obstacles to enjoying daily life. This care allows each resident to enjoy the assistance they need in a way that best promotes their personal autonomy.
Opportunities to participate in fun and social events is a key part of what makes personal independence so valuable. Engaging in social events is not only enjoyable, but has an impact on mental and physical health. Assisted living communities host a variety of social activities and programming, allowing individuals to get involved, have fun, and see friends. The wide range of engagement opportunities not only promotes resident well-being, but also gives them the freedom to choose events that align with personal interests and desires.
Assisted living communities offer a range of services and amenities that not only encourage independence, but are also convenient luxuries. Services such as housekeeping, transportation, and preparation of meals, mean residents can focus on activities that bring joy or wellbeing. From onsite doctors visits to premium gym access, resident amenities are high-end features that also promote healthy habits for personal autonomy.
Overall, assisted living communities foster independence by respecting residents’ choices, providing customized support, hosting social engagements, and offering various services. At Friendship Village, we believe in custom care that gives just the right amount of assistance with daily activities, so residents can enjoy their independence and stay active.
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