For many people, growing older makes them lose their self-confidence and self-esteem. This can be a result of a number of reasons, such as physical immobility, ageism from society, loss of friends or a spouse, and retirement, to name a few. Since these events can cause you to feel a loss of control and purpose in life, it’s understandable why you would feel overwhelmed, which can be detrimental to your state of mind and overall well-being. Having a low self-esteem can also affect your physical health, such as getting tired easily, feeling irritable, suffering from high blood pressure, and having difficulties sleeping. As such, here are some ways assisted living can help you to boost your self-esteem, so that you can have the confidence to continue being as independent as possible.
Expand Social Circle
If you’ve recently lost a spouse or friends along the way, we understand that it can be incredibly difficult to move on. However, it’s never recommended to stay cooped up indoors at all times as this can increase the likelihood of you becoming socially isolated and lonely as time goes on. No matter what age, it’s always crucial to have a strong social circle and establish social connections as friends can not only provide a sense of comfort during this trying time but also increase your quality of life. As such, in assisted living communities like Morada Albuquerque, we have a daily schedule of activities and events where residents have the opportunity to mingle around and form connections.
Improve Strength and Balance
In order for you to be as self-reliant as possible, there’s a need for you to have the strong physical capability to allow you to stay on your feet without having the risk of being injured or falling. This is where both fitness and medical professionals come in in an assisted living community. If you’re currently living with a health complication, we are aware that this may affect your self-esteem. As such, through regular medical check-ups and therapy sessions, you’ll find that your strength, balance, and coordination will be improved. Some of our fitness classes, such as yoga and tai chi can also help in enhancing your health in the long run, contributing to overall better self-confidence.
Many older adults may find aging a shameful and negative process, resulting in them preferring to be isolated away from society. At an assisted living community like Morada Albuquerque, we encourage our residents to embrace their aging through constant reassurances and appropriate support. The environment is extremely inclusive and positive, in which older adults can always seek help from team members and are provided with the necessary resources to achieve a good quality of life.
Safe and Secure Living Environment
At times, not being able to function as independently as possible can cause someone’s self-esteem to drop. In this case, an assisted living community strives to provide a living space and environment, where residents can feel safe at all times. To start, the apartments are fitted with emergency alert systems, allowing residents to call for medical help whenever necessary. Other safety features include spacious walkways, handrails being installed in the bathroom, and anti-slip flooring.