Aging brings with it a great deal of wisdom. It also can mean more vulnerability, especially for an older adult who might need some assistance staying safe, healthy, and protected from scams and fraud. That’s why so many senior individuals and their families value senior living communities like those offered at Silverstone Living for their own wellbeing and for those of their loved ones.
Senior Living Safety and Security
This isn’t just about protecting yourself or your loved one from everyday hazards or flimflam. The added safety and security that a senior living community provides can also be about offering an enhanced quality of life that every resident can enjoy. It’s knowing important details have been considered and steps have been taken to provide a clean, comfortable, and worry-free environment. Within a Silverstone Living community, our residents are around others who truly care and are available to lend a hand or offer sound advice.
A senior living community gives you and your loved one reassurance they are surrounded by caring staff members 24/7.
Senior Living Communities Offer More Protection
Protection From Solicitors
As an older adult living at home alone, you can become the target of fraud. Door-to-door “handy men” and repair crews may find it easy to convince you of a costly repair or landscaping project is needed. The so-called contractor might ask for funds up front and then never return. With no one trustworthy on hand to help with such decisions, you could be over-billed for a huge sum of money.
In a senior living community, solicitation is prevented by the mere fact that visitors must be checked into the community through a concierge or staff member at the front desk. There’s no walking up to a random door to speak to a resident. Especially in the assisted living and memory care neighborhoods, residents can relax knowing they won’t be prey to anyone who simply wanders by.
Protection From Scams
While scammers can target people of any age, Consumer Affairs says that people over the age of 60 are more vulnerable, and those over 80 report even higher financial losses. And while it’s true today’s scammers are quite savvy at reaching anyone through emails, regular mail and by phone, the safety and security a trusted senior living community offers, can ensure that you do not have to face this challenge alone.
Staff members are on hand to offer advice and even notify a family member if they suspect a scam. You can always talk to a trusted source. Plus, many senior living communities offer seminars for residents and families on how to recognize and avoid scams that specifically target seniors.
Protection From Falls And Other Risks
Even if you have been living on your own for some time and are handling everyday tasks well, there’s always the possibility that doing something as simple as climbing a ladder to change a light bulb can lead to serious injury. However, in a maintenance-free setting, everything is done for you. No more worrying about repairs. No climbing attic stairs or carrying a laundry basket.
Senior living communities can help significantly lower the risk of accidents. That’s good news, considering that falls are the leading cause of injury and death in people over the age of 65. But as the CDC says, falls do not have to be an inevitable part of aging.
Protection From Sudden Emergencies
Some things are just unavoidable despite the best planning. Sudden occurrences like power outages and severe storms can happen without notice. That’s why a secure environment with 24/7 staffing can be such a smart choice.
A senior living community is required by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to meet specific protocols for emergency preparedness to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters. So, whether it’s bad weather, power loss, or even adhering to sanitation guidelines, practices and processes are in place to help residents be more safe and secure.