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Posted by The Woodlands on May 15, 2023

The ability to live independently means that a person is able to safely live on their own. However, almost 18 million older adults need assistance with routine tasks like grocery shopping and meal preparation, mobility or managing medications.

Assisted living communities provide individuals with the helping hand they need in order to continue living as independently as possible. This added support allows them to spend more time on interests, learning and finding ways to enhance their mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

At The Woodlands at Canterfield, assisted living delivers more than just extra help with daily living. We are dedicated to delivering best-in-class service and care by embracing every aspect of a person’s life and getting to know residents in order to provide them with the tools they need to reach their full potential. 

Get Help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Activities of Daily Living, also known as ADLs, are tasks associated with personal care and wellbeing, like getting ready in the morning, taking care of personal hygiene and/or managing medications. As a person gets older, natural age-related changes can make these tasks more challenging. Unfortunately, when an individual reaches a point where they are no longer able to properly take care of these tasks independently, it can become hazardous and drastically impact their quality of life. 

Assisted living communities are designed to meet older adults where they are in order to provide the level of support and care they need to live safer, healthier lifestyles. At The Woodlands at Canterfield, our assisted living experience is shaped by respect and a full understanding of residents’ lives – past, present and future. Our trained professionals use their expertise and genuine respect to serve residents in ways that encourage independence, dignity and individuality.

Additional conveniences offered in assisted living communities also take away some of the pressures of aging in place by handling home maintenance tasks and providing on-site transportation options and dining services. This allows residents more time to focus on their personal goals and achievements while getting in touch with hobbies, social activities and finding ways to enhance their lifestyle. 

Prioritize Nutrition

Good nutrition helps to prevent chronic diseases over time, and it’s crucial regardless of age. Older adults are at a higher risk for developing chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. Fortunately, many nutrient-dense foods can naturally lower these risks, boost energy levels and promote healthy aging.

Assisted living communities provide nutritious meals that make it convenient for residents to maintain a healthy diet, catering to health and dietary requirements. At The Woodlands at Canterfield, we take it a step further. Our chefs embody The Woodland’s Culinary Philosophy that food not only fuels bodies but ignites passions, nourishes minds and feeds the soul.

Find New Opportunities for Social Connection

Humans are social creatures by nature, and connection allows us to thrive and grow. However, many older adults may have more limited social opportunities due to specific factors that affect their demographic, such as changes to mobility, lack of reliable transportation or changes to social circles (family or friends moving away, etc.).

Research has linked loneliness and isolation to many mental and physical health problems, including high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and anxiety. Fortunately, assisted living communities provide residents with opportunities to create close connections beyond family members. Neighbors and peers can enjoy participating in activities, events and programs in a community setting.

5 Areas of Self and Wellbeing

At The Woodlands at Canterfield, assisted living takes the idea of enhancing one’s quality of life to a whole new level with our Encompass wellness programs. Encompass was created to focus on the five areas of self and wellbeing – health, endurance, knowledge, wisdom and happiness. Each program is designed to enhance life quality by allowing residents to focus on their abilities – not their limitations. 

Our assisted living community is dedicated to creating an environment where residents are able to achieve their personal goals, cultivate a sense of self and discover new passions every day. This is The Woodlands at Canterfield – a different kind of luxury senior living community in West Dundee, Illinois.

We invite you to contact us at 224-203-5939 or visit our website to learn more about our brand-new community!

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