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Safety and Security in Senior Living Communities

Living in a senior living community can be a huge adjustment for many older adults. While there are countless benefits, such as having no yardwork, fresh laundry when you want it, and delicious meals served throughout the day, some seniors may still have some apprehensions. One concern that older adults and their families may have is senior safety and security in these communities.

It’s important to know that senior living communities take the safety and security of their residents very seriously. There are several systems and features in place to ensure that residents feel comfortable and their loved ones also have peace of mind. Let’s take a look at some of these features and how they work.

Access to Care in Senior Living Communities

One of the top reasons why people choose to live in a senior living community is the access to on-site care. Besides having the ability to offer immediate health assistance when needed, senior communities are also safe thanks to emergency response systems in place. Trained staff is on-site, giving residents peace of mind.

The 24/7 emergency response systems are designed to provide older adults with a sense of security. They can rest easy knowing staff members are readily available to handle medical emergencies and address potential security threats in the senior living community. 

SRG’s Assure program, for example, gives residents a higher level of attention as they transition back to the community after a stay in the hospital. This includes offering personalized care and assistance to help older adults stay safe and independent.

A Commitment to a Safe Environment for Residents

Safety is a top priority in senior living communities. These communities take every precaution to make sure that residents are safe in their living spaces. As mentioned, emergency response systems work toward creating a safe environment for older adults. 

Another important safety component is controlled entry into the premises. Communities have surveillance systems to keep tabs on who is entering and exiting the community, ensuring that all visitors are logged and accounted for. 

Having a controlled environment and safety measures in place helps ensure a sense of security for residents. This also promotes trust among residents and their neighbors, enhancing everyone’s general sense of comfort.

Professional Staff and Support

There are a number of reasons why older adults decide to join senior living communities. One reason that appeals to many is the level of support they get from the professional staff in these communities. Senior living community staff is trained to help residents and assist them with their safety-related concerns. In a community like this, you always have a friendly neighbor keeping an eye out for you.

In the same vein, professional team members are also around for regular check-ins with residents. These check-ins help ensure the safety and security of residents in the community, allowing staff to respond immediately to emergencies or any unusual situation. Along with regular check-ins, the staff is also trained to perform wellness assessments to monitor residents’ well-being. 

CARF-accredited senior living communities, like SRG, are committed to providing a high quality of life to each resident. To obtain the CARF accreditation, communities have to go through rigorous evaluations and meet the organization’s 1,500 standards, including safety. As such, residents can expect a high level of professional support in these types of communities. 

Accessibility in Senior Living Communities

Maintaining social connections is an important part of healthy aging. Social interactions not only improve your overall well-being but also offer you opportunities to partake in activities that nourish your body and stimulate your mind. Engaging in activities that help improve your mental and physical health allows you to live a more productive and independent life as you age.

Living in a senior community means having plenty of people to do activities with, like meeting for game night, trying a new yoga class, or participating in a social outing. These fun activities promote wellness in ways that you enjoy. Trying a variety of activities each week can improve both your physical and mental health, and doing this with other people reduces feelings of loneliness and isolation that come with aging.

The Power of Community

Science shows that staying socially connected and being part of a community is important in leading a long, healthy, and fulfilling life. SRG embraces this in our The Power of We philosophy, which strives to create a supportive and engaging community for our residents. Our senior living communities have highly trained staff who care about the safety and wellness of our residents and foster a sense of community and belonging.

In addition, our communities consist of people like you who are looking to lead happy and healthy lives throughout their golden years. This means that there’s no shortage of friendly faces around to join you on your journey to healthy aging. Not only will you find your neighbors to be supportive and understanding, but you’ll also find them to be fun!

Safe Senior Living With SRG

SRG Senior Living takes the safety and security of its residents seriously. We are always evolving and adapting to make sure that each resident receives the highest level of hospitality and enjoys the peace of mind that living in our communities brings. We consider all aspects of senior home safety to help our residents live a safe, stress-free, and comfortable life. 

Our communities offer all of the perks of living in an all-inclusive resort with five-star amenities and services. Our team members can take care of all the details of daily living — like cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry — so that you can focus your time exploring the community and engaging in productive activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul.

Contact SRG Senior Living to learn more about the kind of safety and wellness our communities offer.