Planning for the Future? The Reassurance of Assisted Living When Single

If you are a single older adult living alone and planning for the future, you may be concerned about what you would do if you became ill or injured. You know you will want to continue living self-reliantly but may be anxious regarding possible solutions if you are not part of a couple. 

The great news is that there are several choices that support independent and single adults. You may be able to enlist the help of friends or family when needed. Another possibility is to contract with home or health care agencies.  

But it can also be very reassuring to know there is a permanent solution that provides everything you need while helping you remain in charge of your own life — an assisted living community. 

Benefits of an Assisted Living Community  

What role can an assisted living community play in a single individual’s future health care plans? Take a look at a few of the advantages offered for those who want to continue living an independent and engaged life. 

1. A private residence 

There’s no need to relinquish your privacy when taking advantage of everything assisted living has to offer. Residents appreciate having their own private space they can personalize with favorite furniture or possessions to quickly help them feel right at home.  

2. Assistance with basic daily tasks 

It’s not uncommon to need a helping hand as we grow older. This might include bathing safely, grooming, getting dressed or managing medications. Single residents enjoy the benefits of assisted living and the compassionate staff instead of having to ask family or friends for help.  

3. Opportunities to meet and make new friends 

Fewer opportunities to meet new people can create a higher risk for loneliness and social isolation. A great advantage of an assisted living community for single residents is the opportunity to cross paths with others or join them in activities—making it natural to become acquainted. 

4. Healthy dining 

After a lifetime of planning and preparing meals, imagine the pleasure of eating healthy and delicious food without time spent in the kitchen. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy. Single residents also gain healthy social benefits from assisted living when they join friends for meals. 

5. Activities and social events 

Envision the ease—and fun—in finding a wide variety of activities and social events. With a monthly calendar of choices, you’re bound to find several options that appeal to your interests. It’s always your decision to participate, but you may find yourself wishing there were more hours in the day to fit everything in. 

6. Support to meet your fitness goals 

You know the importance of staying in shape, but it may have become more challenging while living at home, especially if you needed to arrange for transportation. Now, all you need to do is walk out your front door. You’ll discover fitness and wellness classes and remember — exercising with friends helps keep you motivated. 

7. Scheduled transportation 

Older adults who no longer drive may hesitate to ask others for rides. Unfortunately, they often remain at home and can become isolated. Assisted living provides scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping and activities. Single residents can enjoy no longer having to drive in traffic or navigate mass transit.  

8. Safety and security 

Not only will you enjoy the safety of your apartment and the community, but it is very reassuring for single residents to know they are never truly alone. It is a relief to no longer feel anxious about what would happen if a fall or illness was to occur. 

Assisted Living at Presbyterian Village North

At Presbyterian Village North, we are here whenever a helping hand is needed. Offering spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom residences, our residents personalize their choice to create the homes where they will live their highest quality of life.  

Imagine a new life that includes a well-stocked library, a private dining room available for family celebrations and endless opportunities to make new friends and memories—all with the reassurance of living in a gated community with around-the-clock security. 

We also provide the following services: 

  • Licensed nursing staff on site 24/7 
  • Medication administration 
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Chef-prepared cuisine 
  • Special activities and social programs 
  • Access to a full continuum of care 
  • Expanded gym and aquatic center 
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • On-campus therapy pool 
  • On-campus massage therapist 

Presbyterian Village North supports our residents to remain as independent as possible while living an enriched life. Please call 214-355-9015 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a personal visit to our community.