How Senior Living Employees Improve the Quality of Life for Residents
March 7, 2018
Legacy Senior Living salutes its dedicated team members who help to improve the lives of residents every day. Learn how senior living supports a healthier life.
Where we live as we grow older influences how successfully we age. Companionship and social activities may help a senior avoid the dangerous health consequences caused by isolation such as depression and diabetes. Access to wellness programs and good nutrition is also vital to a healthier life—as is access to personal care and support.
These are just a few of the benefits senior living communities offer. Behind each community is a team of employees committed to helping residents live their best quality of life.
In honor of Employee Appreciation Day on March 2nd, we share how our caregivers and team members helping seniors have a healthier life every day.
The Health Benefits of a Senior Living Community
Here are some of the places you will find employees actively engaged with residents:
- Life enrichment: Isolation is a health risk for older adults. In addition to raising the risk for chronic health problems like cardiac disease, depression, and diabetes, researchers say it is also tied to early mortality. Life enrichment team members at Legacy Senior Living communities keep residents engaged in a variety of daily activities including art classes, craft projects, current events, daily devotionals, and more.
- Dining services: Seniors are at increased risk of malnutrition or poor nutrition for a wide range of reasons including difficulty preparing meals or a lack of transportation to the grocery store. Our dining services team members create meals that are both nutritious and delicious. They serve them in an atmosphere designed to support socializing, laughter, and fun.
- Caregivers: Our dedicated caregivers provide assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management, and overall wellness. This gives residents the support needed to live their most independent life.
- Facilities staff: Residents in our communities have the best of two worlds: their own private apartment, but also the freedom from the responsibilities of home ownership. Our team members handle housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, and all repairs.
There are many more employees who work hard to improve the quality of life for each of our residents. From our marketing teams to our transportation staff and social workers, please join us in recognizing the role our dedicated employees play in helping older adults live their best lives.
Legacy Senior Living
If you or an older adult in your life might benefit from a move to an assisted living community, we hope you will consider Legacy Senior Living. With communities in six southeastern states, we have a variety of locations for you to explore and learn more.