Assisted living is a great option for any senior. Depending on the facility, a person may need to be at least 55 years of age, but some establish 65 as the minimum age requirement. Others have different age requirements. All in all, though, there are so many benefits to choosing assisted living, especially for those seniors who may be having difficulty maintaining their own basic care or who no longer wish to be bothered with general home maintenance, cleaning, and upkeep.
One concern many family members may have when a loved one is looking into assisted living is how healthy they will be at this particular facility. Diet and exercise are incredibly important for people of all ages, including seniors. In fact, most doctors recommend people of all ages, including those in their 70s, 80s, and 90s get at least 15 minutes of solid cardiovascular exercise every day.
What does the assisted living facility offer?
When considering the menu at an assisted living facility, it’s not just about nutritional value, even though that is absolutely essential. You may want to think about some other things as well.
What kind of menu do they offer? Is it a variety of foods? Or is it quite basic? If the facility does not have a good selection of food on their menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then the meals could become a bit bland, boring, and that may not inspire somebody to eat as properly and healthy as he or she should.
It may be a good idea to find out if they alter their menu regularly, and if so, how often.
Do they limit ‘unhealthy’ foods?
Desert is great, but they are not always considered healthy. In fact, some foods can be bad for certain seniors, especially those items that are high in saturated fat or cholesterol.
There may be certain food items that are tasty and the preferred choice of many of the residents, but they should be limited on the menu.
Is nutrition a top priority?
Even though we mentioned that nutrition may not be the biggest concern, it is important for many seniors. There should be plenty of nutritional value to a majority of the food items on any of the menus at the facility.
Anyone who has questions about the menu or other aspects of assisted living is encouraged to make an appointment, go on a tour, and ask those questions of the staff members when they get that opportunity.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living Facilities in League City TX, please call and talk to the caring staff at Serenity Gardens at Dickinson: (832) 315-3219 or
Friendswood: (832) 895-3448.
Assisted Living Specializing in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Serving League City, Webster/Clear Lake, Friendswood, Dickinson, Galveston, Kemah, Houston, Texas City, Santa Fe, La Marque.