Independent Living Aids
It’s not only a key marketing driver for your communities, but resident choice in the form of independent living aids also helps provide a safe, dignified culture of care for seniors for activities of daily living (ADLs). When looking for independent living aids, consider these solutions designed to enhance room comfort, living spaces and everyday independent Senior Living.
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What are Independent Living Aids?
Independent living aids are products designed to facilitate seniors’ activities of daily living (ADLs) and help them stay independent longer or regain independence. Common products that fall under independent living aids would be bed assists, reclining shower chairs, lift chairs, residential wheelchairs and of course, a variety of ADL aids for dressing, eating, bathing and more.
Why are Independent Living Aids so important for senior care residents?
Independent living aids allow residents to continue enjoying the highest quality of life while maintaining dignity and comfort. A resident’s decline in their ability to perform ADLs independently may be the early indicator of the need for additional assistance. Independent living aids can support and maintain functional independence and traditionally, residents choose to be independent and families encourage it.
Independent living aids can also empower the resident to feel established and in control of their day-to-day life – even in a care setting that may be new or unusual. Residents and their families want them to age in a location where they can get the most out of their later years, and it is crucial that senior communities can confidently offer their residents an independent experience – even when help is needed with ADLs. Communities that can incorporate independent living aids are also generally much more presentable and attractive to prospective clients.
How can you choose the right Independent Living Aids for ADLs?
During a senior’s preadmission assessment, you’ll have the opportunity to evaluate what independent living aids or mobility assistance he or she needs. Preadmission diagnosis associated with brain disease or mobility impairment allows the facility to predict the need for living aids. Those with Parkinson’s disease or tremors, for example, may benefit from eating aids that shape to their hands or are easier to hold onto for more freedom to eat independently. Others with limited mobility may need independent living aids like wheelchairs that are not only safer but also properly sized to allow them to easily reach within their means.
You should always consider (and measure) spaces like hallways, entryways and doorways to ensure larger products for ADLs, like shower chairs or lifts, can easily be moved where needed. For additional information on the hand-selected independent living aids shown or for other questions, call your Direct Supply account manager at 1-866-300-4074 or contact us today.
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