It Keeps Them Happy and Satisfied
The number one priority of any assisted living or memory care community should be keeping the seniors they care for happy. Offering activities that focus on the mental and physical wellness of the seniors will have a direct correlation to the morale and happiness of the seniors. Fox Rehabilitation Services notes that, “Resident satisfaction and quality of life depend, in part, on wellness lifestyle offerings. Over 75 percent of residents say that participation in a wellness program has made them more satisfied with the overall community.” You can still offer these programs, just slightly adjusted, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It Provides a Sense of Routine
If there is one thing that people of all ages can agree on as one of the lessons learned during COVID-19, routine is vital to mental health. Senior living communities should be offering a daily with set times for programming that allow that sense of routine to flourish. Experts have found that, “People who favor an active daytime routine…. have healthier sleeping cycles. These, consequently, are associated with better mental health and minimize the risk of developing emotional difficulties.” By offering activities on a daily basis, the seniors get to reap the mental health benefits of a steady routine that gives them a sense of purpose throughout their day.