Are Senior Living Communities Safe? What You Need to Know

June 24, 2021 / Senior Living Community
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If you have aging loved ones, their safety and wellbeing are likely to be your most pressing concerns. Whether they're living at home or in a senior living community, being able to trust that they're in a safe environment is vital, particularly on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are seeking safe senior living options, an assisted living community may be the answer you’re looking for. Learn more.

How Assisted Living Communities Support Safe Senior Living

Safer Health Care Management

Life in a senior living community allows our aging loved ones to enjoy closer proximity to essential health care services.

At an assisted living facility, seniors have access to professionals who can help them manage their medications and who are able to respond quickly to any emergencies that may arise.

The Villas at Stanford Ranch uses digital medical records to ensure safety and accuracy, and medicine is pre-sorted and sealed in easily dispensed packets for added security.

Preventing the Dangers of Isolation

Isolation can quickly become a serious safety concern for seniors.

In fact, according to the CDC, social isolation increases a person’s risk of premature death from all causes, a risk that may rival those of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity. Social isolation is also associated with an increased risk of dementia, heart disease, stroke, as well as mental health concerns.

Living in a senior living community can help avoid these and other serious health and safety risks that stem from loneliness and isolation.

Improved Fall Safety

Falls are the leading cause of injury and injury death in adults over 65 -- one out of four adults will fall each year in the United States.

Life in an assisted living facility can help prevent dangerous falls due to accessibility features like grab bars and handrails. A senior living facility also offers the benefit of proximity to trained medical staff, ensuring that your loved ones have access to assistance faster in the event that they do fall.

Greater Security Measures

Improved security measures in your senior loved ones’ community can help prevent safety risks from crimes such as break-ins and burglaries.

The Villas at Stanford Ranch has thorough security measures in place, including:

  • Cameras and check-in protocols to keep facilities informed of who comes and who goes.
  • Around-the-clock security monitors our secured exits.
  • Background checks are performed on all providers and employees with direct patient access, as is required by the National Background Check Program established by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

If you are worried about your loved ones' safety as they age, a senior living facility could be the right option for you. Improved safety measures can help with risks such as isolation, health concerns, falls, and other threats.

Learn more about the difference senior living could make for your family. Schedule a tour of The Villas at Stanford Ranch.


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