Whether you have a loved one who is at an assisted living community or not, there are certain things that you may be able to do to help improve life at these facilities. People who require some level of assistance or who no longer wish to be responsible for various maintenance and other issues at their house or apartment have assisted living as one of their options.
Most of the residents at assisted living communities across the country require at least some level of basic care. This could mean that they require assistance bathing or going to the bathroom, reminders to take their medication, or have other safety issues that make living at home more risky for them.
August 25th through the 31st is Be Kind to Humankind Week. You can contact any number of assisted living facilities in the area to find out if there is anything that you may be able to provide as a volunteer that could improve life at these facilities.
Some things that you may be able to offer an assisted living facility:
If you are artistic in any way, then you might be able to volunteer your time to offer basic art classes to elderly patients interested in taking part in this type of activity.
If you are musically inclined, you might consider performing your primary instrument for patients at different times throughout the year. You can even offer certain classes if it is an instrument they would be able to play and are interested in learning.
If you have a lot of experience hosting certain types of games, such as bingo, then you may want to consider volunteering your services to get more seniors actively involved in their community.
As you can see, there are a number of things that anyone can do to help improve life at an assisted living facility. Even though you may not have a loved one who is living at one of these facilities, that doesn’t mean that you can’t volunteer your time to brighten the days of the residents there.
Assisted living has a lot to offer its residents and the more that you can do to provide greater opportunities for inclusion and interest, the more you can do for each resident there.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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