Why Independence is Important for Seniors

by March 4, 2020

When your normal functioning begins to slow down, you may feel like your independence is being taken away from you. You either need additional support completing certain tasks or assistance making decisions. At Tysons Woods Assisted Living in the McLean, VA area, we’re proud to offer all-inclusive senior care that helps aging adults maintain their independence.

With our years of experience, we understand that each individual has their unique needs. We take the time to adapt to our residents to help them maintain their independence and ensure they’re receiving the highest quality of support as they age.

Here’s why senior independence is important: 

It’s Their Individual Right

Many of us may not realize that the ability to make decisions impacts how your aging loved ones feel about themselves. While they’ve lived their lives with their distinct personalities, losing the ability to manage decisions or express themselves may leave them feeling like their independence is gone. 

While this can lead to frustration, anger, and depression, Tysons Woods is focused on your loved one’s needs, providing additional support as much as necessary. 

Our trained caregivers are highly attentive to our residents. We listen thoroughly to their concerns and needs. This allows us to provide a personalized level of care to grant them the independence they deserve.

Improves Balance & Strength

Balance and strength helps one remain independent. When an elder has a sense of independence, they’re able to feel in control of their decisions and actions. 

We also encourage our elders to stay active by providing a variety of physical activities that help them enjoy their time without it feeling like a chore. 

We understand that loss of balance and strength can be dangerous to your loved one’s health and well-being, but we assure you that we have a dedicated team on-site 24/7 to provide our residents support at any time of the day. 

Sustains Memory

Independent living can aid in improving various health conditions, like depression and anxiety. We offer private suites where your loved one never has to move to a different room if they don’t wish to.  

In addition to a private suite, we can offer your loved one a daily routine that’s engaging and fun so they have something to look forward to day-to-day. They also have the option of not participating as well, which gives them a chance to have some personal time to themselves.  Either way the decision is theirs which allows them to feel empowered.

Gives A Sense of Purpose

When one experiences a loss of independence, they may resort to isolation. Doing this, often results in hopelessness and even more negative feelings and thoughts.  We find that independence gives people a sense of purpose and allows them to seek out opportunities to achieve more and live life more positively. 

Our team can help your elderly loved one find a sense of purpose in a variety of activities such as volunteering, gardening, frequent community events and much more. 

It’s our duty to help your loved one live a better life even as they age, and we can do so by taking the time to really connect with them during their transition to our assisted living community.

See Why Our All-Inclusive Senior Care in McLean, VA is Highly-Rated

Tysons Woods Assisted Living is dedicated to providing the highest quality of individualized all-inclusive senior care to families in the McLean, VA area. Our small assisted living community, housing a total of eight residents, is built on close-knit relationships with residents and their families. 

Every caregiver in our community knows our residents personally, which is why many of them consider us family. We’re honored to care for your aging family member with whatever they need to ensure they’re comfortable and relaxed in our community.

For more information, check out our FAQs page. Connect with our senior care team at (703) 846-0395 to see how we can support your family today.