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Assisted Living: Why a warm and safe environment is important in an assisted living community

by Garden of Palms

Safety is undoubtedly one of the biggest reasons that older adults decide to move into assisted living. And it’s not the only important factor; along with location, cost, and amenities, the atmosphere of a senior living community is a feature that shouldn’t be overlooked.

As an assisted living community and Jewish retirement home in Los Angeles, Garden of Palms prioritizes both safety and a warm atmosphere. Here are a few reasons why safety and warmth are important in assisted living.

Assisted Living: Why a warm and safe environment is important in an assisted living community

Safety Provides Peace of Mind

An assisted living space can provide peace of mind for residents and their families through safety features and round-the-clock monitoring that you can’t get at home. Assisted living communities are specifically designed to be safe for older adults in ways that regular homes are not, at least not without significant modifications. For example, assisted living facilities are built to include grab bars and handrails in bathrooms, as well as flooring without trip hazards.

Modern technologies contribute as well to improved safety features. Emergency pull strings, safety alert systems, and facial recognition technologies are features that have become commonplace. More advanced technologies can monitor water temperature, monitor vital signs, and keep track of location via line crossing detection.

Warmth Creates a Home-like Atmosphere

The right atmosphere can help improve mental health, quality of life, and even safety. For example, residents with memory loss are at risk of wandering, which is one reason secured facilities are so important. Sometimes this is due to a resident feeling like they’re in a strange, unfamiliar place. A community that is designed to evoke feelings of home, rather than feeling like a hospital, could help these residents stay put.

At Garden of Palms, we create a warm, intimate, and home-like atmosphere by designing our community to feel like a neighborhood, with cozy indoor spaces and beautiful, tranquil outdoor spaces. Comfort is a priority in all elements of our senior living experience, from fun and nostalgic group activities to homemade meals.

Closing Thoughts

Safety and an inviting atmosphere are two of the most important components of any senior living community. A safe living space is essential for peace of mind, especially for those with mobility concerns or memory loss, while a warm environment encourages a sense of familiarity and comfort.

At Garden of Palms, we make the transition into assisted living as smooth as possible. Our warm and cozy atmosphere, person-centered approach to care, and safety features contribute to creating an engaging, secure, and enjoyable senior living experience. To learn more about our services, click here to contact us today .