Despite their many advancements, amenities, and benefits, several misconceptions still surround assisted living communities and services. Phrases like “old folks home” perpetuate the idea that these communities are for the frail when, in reality, they encourage active living, promote wellness, and provide unique opportunities for older adults to live safer, healthier lives.
With senior living communities across South Dakota, Peaceful Pines Senior Living aims to provide education and information about senior services and care so that individuals and families understand the options available to them. Our team is sharing the truth about assisted living communities and how they can enhance your life or the life of someone you love!
More Social Opportunities
If an older adult elects to remain in their single-family home, they may find themselves isolated from others unless they venture out. Those who no longer drive might find themselves dependent on others for transportation. As a result, their social life may be limited to the occasional lunch with friends or visits from family.
According to the CDC, “When people are socially connected and have stable and supportive relationships, they are more likely to make healthy choices and to have better mental and physical health outcomes.” Fortunately, assisted living communities provide countless opportunities for social interaction, such as happy hours, holiday events, musical performances, bingo, team games, and more.
At Peaceful Pines Senior Living, daily activities and welcoming communal spaces encourage residents to be a part of a thriving and active community. We make it easy to build relationships — because it’s all right outside your door!
A Focus on Healthy Aging
At the center of assisted living is the focus on health and wellness. Assisted living communities offer on-site amenities and services that allow residents to prioritize all areas of wellness and stay active.
Peaceful Pines Senior Living supports assisted living residents through on-site health monitoring, wellness programs, and 24/7 care staff. People can’t attain this kind of service when they stay in a private home. They need to make an appointment, visit this doctor and that doctor, etc., which can become a very taxing set of tasks just to ensure their health is in good standing. At Peaceful Pines, caregivers are down the hall to assist with any needs.
In addition, fitness classes and exercise equipment are available to keep residents moving. No more excuses around the weather or traveling to the gym; everything you need is in your community!
We believe staying active is key to staying healthy and young at heart. Our communities offer residents new opportunities to keep learning and growing intellectually, socially, and spiritually.
Maintain a Balanced Diet
Nutrition and a healthy diet are very important, especially as we get older, but many of us struggle to maintain healthy habits. Who hasn’t skipped a meal or decided to stop at a fast food restaurant when they were too tired to cook or shop? Having great tasting and healthy food available and easy to access makes all the difference when it comes to maintaining a proper and healthy diet.
Assisted living communities offer on-site dining services that are overseen by dietitians and dietary managers to alleviate the hassle of shopping and cooking and prioritize nutritious – and delicious – meals.
Simplify Your Life
Convenience is the key to a carefree life, and we work to make life at Peaceful Pines Senior Living very convenient for you. Health services, maintenance-free living, wellness opportunities, and restaurant-style dining are just a few reasons individuals and families choose our assisted living communities throughout South Dakota.
Many residents will talk about how they resisted going to an assisted living community, but once they did, they kicked themselves for not moving sooner! Beyond our exceptional care and service with compassion, our assisted living communities feature:
- Daily Planned Activities
- Community Meeting Rooms
- Fitness Room
- On-Site PT and OT Services
- On-Site Salon and Barber
- Movie Theater
- Pub with Billiards
- Courtyard with Seating
- Walking Paths
- Shuffle Boards
- Basic Cable Provided
- Internet Access
- Housekeeping & Laundry Services (inclusion varies by lifestyle option)
- Local Off-site Transportation
Our Peaceful Pines Senior Living communities are built with a continuum of care to meet the needs of older adults during all stages of life. Whatever the next chapter of life looks like, we offer the community and support you need.
We invite you to contact Peaceful Pines Senior Living today to learn more about our assisted living communities, care, and services.