The Top Five Myths Around Assisted Living

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In this article, we will address some of the top myths around assisted living in Arvada and provide some information on what things are truly like when you move in.

When you’re ready to move into an assisted living community, you may hear some myths about assisted living in Arvada. Some are outdated, while others are perpetuated by the media and films.

In this article, we will address some of the top myths around this topic and provide some information on what things are truly like when you move in.

Myth 1: Assisted Living Feels Like an Institution for Old People

Assisted living is home. In reality, assisted living facilities are designed to feel as much like home as possible. With modern amenities and private rooms, residents have everything they need to feel comfortable and at home.

Additionally, assisted living communities in Arvada are filled with people of all ages, so you won’t feel surrounded by old folks. There is a diverse and vibrant community looking to live their best life.

Myth 2: You’ll Lose Your Independence

There’s a common misconception that assisted living means losing your freedom and being under constant supervision. In reality, most residents of assisted living communities often have more freedom than they did when living at home or in nursing homes.

When people move into a facility, they are still able to do plenty on their own. Sure, there are some assisted living communities that have nurses and doctors on staff. But there are also plenty where you can live independently and only ask for help if you need it!

Independent living communities offer residents options to live in their own homes and receive assistance as needed in an apartment or cottage. Services can even be tailored to meet individual needs, so residents can choose how much assistance they want to receive in areas such as bathing and dressing.

Myth 3: You’ll Give up Your Hobbies

You might assume that moving into an assisted living community means giving up your hobbies. But that’s not the case at Gardens on Quail.

Our residents have a wide range of interests, and we offer activities to match. Spend time in our library or on the computer; relax with a stroll in our gardens; get creative with painting or crafts, there’s so much to do.

We even offer regular outings to nearby restaurants, shopping, and cultural events.

In addition, we’re located close to the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, which features concerts and exhibits throughout the year.

Myth 4: Meals are bland and predictable.

Assisted living meals are designed to be healthy, tasty, and nutritious. That’s why we have a lineup of chefs waiting to make you or your loved ones the tasty treats they deserve.

Residents even have the option of having their meals delivered to their room or eating in the dining room with other residents if they don’t want to be alone.

Myth 5: You Won’t Be Able to See Your Friends as Frequently

A lot of people think that if you have family or friends over to visit, they will have to leave once visiting hours are over. Or that having visitors over is frowned upon at all in these communities. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Of course, every community will have its own rules and expectations when it comes to guests but most communities actually encourage family and friends to visit! In fact, having company helps seniors feel even more comfortable and less lonely in their new home.

The Bottom Line

Hopefully, we’ve managed to dispel some of the myths about assisted living that you may have heard and give you a better understanding of what life is like for seniors in this type of community.

And while some of these myths may persist, we believe the fact is that assisted living is a better option than many people think it is, and we’re glad to help.

Gardens on Quail is a unique assisted living facility that exceeds every resident’s standards for health and happiness.

Call us today at (720) 797-7164 or fill out our online form to learn how Gardens on Quail can help you or your loved one live comfortably with the extra support needed.