Assisted Living Week and Independence

September 13, 2023

When you hear the term “assisted living,” it doesn’t immediately make you think of “independence,” but maybe it should. When it comes to Assisted Living communities, such as LCB Senior Living communities, the goal is to provide older adults with the care and support they need, while continuing to foster the independent life that they’ve always had. 

In honor of National Assisted Living Week®, we’re taking a deeper look at what assisted living really means, and how it encourages individuals’ independence. National Assisted Living Week was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living as a way to bring awareness to assisted living communities around the country, celebrate the individuals they serve, and help educate the public about long-term care. 

Assisted living communities are designed to provide older adults with the support they need while maintaining their independence and their sense of autonomy. But independence doesn’t mean doing everything on your own. Instead, it means having the freedom to choose when you need a little more support or help with something. It’s a safer way to have care when you need it, but only when you want it. For many families, this can be a huge weight lifted off their shoulders and can bring peace of mind. 

But for many seniors, moving to an assisted living community can be a difficult decision. They may feel like they are losing their independence or giving up control of their lives. However, the reality is often quite different – and most certainly is at LCB Senior Living.  At LCB, we provide a wide range of engagement programs designed to help seniors live their lives to the absolute fullest. 

Assisted living also provides a beautiful sense of community. Residents have the opportunity to socialize with others, participate in activities and events, and build meaningful relationships. This can be especially important for seniors who may be feeling isolated or lonely. But there’s also no pressure to engage in any programming if you don’t want to, again respecting their independence and their choices. 

The bottom line is this: assisted living is a means to hold onto your independence! LCB Senior Living communities provide balance, options, and flexibility, helping seniors thrive and enjoy every day of their golden years!