Finding the right senior living community is not easy. Finding the ideal accommodations for a married couple is even more challenging, especially if the care needs are very different. Fortunately, Oak Hill Terrace Senior Community in Waukesha, WI can accommodate couples so they can age in place.
Laureate Group Executive Vice President, Beth Anderson, reflects on pandemic one year later: The speed at which life in our senior living communities changed in early 2020 was amazing. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.
Social isolation is the objective lack of social network and meaningful, supportive relationships. We counsel many older adults and their families about finding the right living situation that invests in a relationship-rich lifestyle to enable an experience of well-being.
During the pandemic, we have all spent more time in our houses, often alone and feeling isolated. Among the many lessons from this experience is a new perspective on our living arrangements. We need to spend less time taking care of our surroundings and more time tending to our spiritual well-being.
For seniors, the companionship that a dog or cat can provide is obvious. There is nothing like returning home to a joyful welcome that you get from a dog or cat that says you are the best person in the world! As you age, there are far less opportunities for this type of approval.
Adele Lund, former Director Community and Business Relations, at Laureate Group Senior Communities, shares tools on how to have a meaningful conversation with your loved one during COVID-19.
From Beth Anderson, Executive Vice President of Laureate Group Senior Communities: The COVID-19 virus has taken all of us on quite a journey. This is the first time I’ve been on a journey like this, and it’s been a learning experience watching how COVID-19 is changing senior living.