A Place For Mom, one of the largest senior living referral services in the United States, recently conducted a study into the quality of life of seniors and their families. In a survey of family members, 73% of survey respondents said that a move to Assisted Living improved the quality of life for the seniors in their family. A majority of subjects interviewed reported improvements in seniors’ social lives and nutrition and significant pluralities reported improvement in their emotional well-being and physical health. Seniors who completed the move to Assisted Living were 70% more likely to report a good quality of life than those who only contemplated such a move but failed to act on it.
“We’ve seen this reality for years” said Carla Adamic, Director of Marketing for The Reutlinger Community, “there is occasionally some hesitation to make the big leap to assisted living, but we find that most residents thrive in their new environment and they and their families actually grow closer.”
60% of family caregivers also reported an improvement in their own quality of life and little to no difference in financial strain. Just as importantly, fully half said their relationship with the senior in their family improved because of the move.
“We encourage people to ignore myths and hearsay and actually come in and visit communities like The Reutlinger,” said Adamic. “We think the quality of life on offer speaks for itself.”