Monday , October 19 2020

Sumter Senior Living Fall Prevention and Balance Tips

Sumter Senior LivingDid you know that one in four Americans over the age of 65 years old fall each year, and that every 11 seconds a senior is treated in the emergency room for falls? From balance issues, diminished eyesight, arthritis, immobility, to cognitive decline, some conditions make it high-risk and unsafe for seniors living on their own.

Trips, slips, and falls from household items like extension cords, bulky area rugs, slippery bathtubs, ladders, and uneven flooring, are often what cause so many seniors to fall. If you live on your own, it’s important to be safe. You could try to make things logistically better within the home, such as making sure the phone is within reach, clearing clutter, recommending assistive technology like walkers, hearing aids, long-reach activator poles, buttoning aids, bed and bathtub handles and medical alert devices, to name a few.

Aging can be challenging not only relating to our health but also our ability to perform daily tasks and to live the life we deserve. When we’re younger, we often take for granted the ability to easily button a shirt without arthritic fingers or the capacity to walk safely from the bathroom to the living room without tripping over an area rug and getting hurt.

Aside from the safety aspect of living on your own, for many adults, their priorities change as they age. They no longer want to spend their free time mowing the lawn. Their neighbors may have moved, and they don’t have anything in common with the new neighbors. And very often, they just want to free themselves from the responsibilities of homeownership. Wanting a more manageable lifestyle is a common goal as individuals age. Whatever personal reasons one has when considering a move, today’s seniors want to live independently in a community that’s safe, comfortable, engaging, and, most of all, supportive.

Sumter Senior Living

It’s not like home. It is home.
Sumter Senior Living is much more than senior living—it’s a way of life. Here you’ll find a distinctive living experience filled with friendships and life enrichment activities. Step outside and discover peaceful outdoor spaces perfect for visiting with friends, gardening, enjoying fresh air or bird watching.

Your Options
Senior living encompasses many lifestyles and living options. From independent living to memory care, each option is designed to enhance the lives and wellbeing of seniors. Our Senior Living Spectrum will help you choose the option that’s best for you or your loved one.

Consider your current lifestyle needs to prioritize what makes your ideal senior living option. While every experience is unique, you can gather insight from those who have already made the transition to senior living.

A Place Where You Belong
At Sumter Senior Living, conveniently located in The Villages® community, we want you to live life to the fullest. Spend time with friends old and new in our community rooms. Take care of your health in our fitness center. Explore enriching interests at the library. Beyond our convenient on-site offerings, you’ll also gain access to The Villages® Amenities. With Florida sunshine, caring staff and friendly neighbors, you’ll feel the warmth right away.

At Sumter Senior Living you can choose from Independent, Assisted living, memory care, and short term/respite options.

Call Sumter Senior Living today to find out more about your options — 352-363-2120.

SUMTER SENIOR LIVING
1490 Killingsworth Way, The Villages, Florida 32162
352.363-2120
www.sumterseniorliving.com

 

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