The Importance of Physical Therapy in Assisted Living
As you age, it’s normal to experience physical and cognitive decline. When living at home becomes difficult, assisted living could be the next best step for your well-being.
At Artisan at Hudson, we believe residents should get the care they need to live as independently as possible. Learn what makes our assisted living level of care stand out and how physical therapy plays an important role in improving quality of life.
In an assisted living community, residents have their own living space while also having access to additional care and support as needed. At Artisan, our goal is to help people age well – and in one place.
Our staff is available 24/7 to help residents with activities of daily living (ADLs). This includes assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, medication management, and other daily personal care habits. Even though additional care is available, residents are encouraged to live life on their own terms and find the perfect balance between autonomy and support.
Assisted living at Artisan focuses on providing the best care while promoting a renewed sense of purpose. Included in the monthly cost of assisted living is the resident’s choice of a rental studio, one-, or two-bedroom apartment, with easy access to every service and amenity in our community:
- 24/7 concierge, security and maintenance
- Multiple dining options in private and communal spaces
- Weekly housekeeping and linen changes
- A well-equipped fitness center
- Personal and scheduled transportation
- Coordinated activities, events and wellness programs
Assisted living residents and their family members will begin to notice the benefits of physical therapy slowly but surely. Here are a few reasons why physical therapy is helpful to seniors:
- Improves mobility and, therefore, overall health
- Reduces risk of infection and other health issues
- Helps aging adults feel more independent
- It can sometimes be an alternative to surgery
- Improves balance and prevents falls
Our assisted living services go beyond the basics by prioritizing daily tasks and also taking into consideration the long-term needs of residents. To help improve quality of life, we encourage residents at all stages of life to practice continued growth in mind, body and spirit.
One way we do this is through our new, unique therapy program, Move for Life. In addition to assisting residents with ADLs and giving them access to community services and amenities, we provide on-site physical therapy for seniors.
We’ve introduced rehabilitation services to our community and, even better, right to the comfort of residents’ apartment homes. Trained physical therapists and other skilled clinicians bring outstanding care to residents in assisted living whenever it’s needed.
Move for Life therapists are experienced in handling a large variety of impairments, chronic conditions and diagnoses. Their clinical history has shown that physical therapy can provide dramatic results and overall improvement in function.
Therapists work with all residents at Artisan at Hudson who need physical therapy in small groups, one-on-one settings, and also via multiple exercise classes throughout the week. Individuals of varying ability levels are encouraged to attend any class, as we believe everyone benefits from movement. Classes are designed to improve muscle strength, balance and coordination. Additionally, all exercises are scaled to meet the needs and abilities of each participant.
If you notice any of the following physical or behavioral changes, we recommend looking into an assisted living community with staff members who are dedicated to providing the highest level of attention and care:
- Trouble getting out of a chair/sofa or bed
- Difficulty bathing or using the restroom
- Low energy
- Loss of balance
- Lack of hygiene
- General forgetfulness
- Confusion or loss of focus
At our senior living community in Hudson, MA, we provide residents with different care services while encouraging them to live as independently as possible. In fact, this is the best part about our assisted living lifestyle. Residents receive 24/7 support in accessible residences, with on-site therapy services available if needed. Learn more about living life on your own terms today.