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At What Age Do Most People Enter Assisted Living?

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Senior living communities offer assisted living homes for seniors who need help with daily living activities. The age for assisted living can vary depending on the community and the level of care required. A senior assisted living program is based on each senior’s needs and can adjust as their health changes.

Baptist Retirement Community provides San Angelo residents with senior assisted living services that can begin at 65, 70, or 80. Our full-time RNs, therapists, and support staff are ready to work with you. To discover the benefits of our senior assisted living program, fill out our online assessment today, and one of our caring team members will call you back shortly.

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a type of long-term care that provides support and assistance to individuals who need help with daily tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and medication management. This type of care is designed for seniors who are generally able to live independently but may require additional assistance due to physical or cognitive limitations.

Unlike nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities offer a more home-like environment with private apartments, communal dining areas, and social activities. Residents in assisted living communities have access to 24/7 care and support from trained caregivers and nursing staff.

Average Age for Assisted Living

The typical age for assisted living depends on the individual. Some facilities will welcome seniors as young as 55 if they suffer from conditions that impact their ability to care for themselves. Seniors over 70 who need assistance with two or more daily activities qualify for assisted living.

Here is a breakdown of the average age of seniors in assisted living according to a Consumers Affairs report in 2021:

  • The average age of seniors in assisted living is around 84 years of age
  • 52% of residents are over 85
  • 30% of residents are between 75 and 84 years of age
  • 71% of assisted living residents are women
  • The average length of stay in assisted living is 22 months

At Baptist Retirement Community, our senior assisted living services are perfect for seniors who need help with daily living activities while living in a comfortable, private home. We have several spacious floorplans to choose from and various programs that can adjust to your changing health.

Signs One May Need Assisted Living

It can be challenging to determine when it is time for assisted living. Here are some signs that you or your loved one may need assisted living:

  • Difficulty performing daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Increased falls or accidents in the home
  • Lack of social interaction and isolation from friends and family
  • Chronic health conditions that require regular monitoring and medication management
  • Memory loss and confusion affecting daily tasks

If you or your loved one is experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to consider assisted living. At Baptist Retirement Community, we offer a range of services from independent living to skilled nursing care, ensuring you have the right level of support for your needs.

What to Expect From Assisted Living Program for Seniors

An assisted living program gives seniors the support they need to get the most out of their retirement. In many cases, this program provides seniors more freedom than living alone and eliminates home maintenance costs while increasing their socializing time.

Here is what you can expect from an assisted living program for seniors:

  • Daily living activities – Seniors will have a dedicated staff to help them with bathing, dressing, grooming, and going to the bathroom. It also includes housekeeping and laundry services so you can spend more time relaxing with friends.
  • Private and spacious homes – Seniors can choose from various floorplans so they can live in a comfortable home that doesn’t feel like a nursing home.
  • Specialized training – Assisted living programs to include memory care for seniors with dementia. They also provide occupational and physical therapists to rebuild strength and improve balance and other skills.
  • Safety and security – Seniors can relax within the community without worrying about getting lost or wandering outside. They have access to outdoor courtyards in a secure environment to keep them safe.
  • Personalized care – Each resident receives a personalized care program based on their needs. The program is updated to include additional care as their health changes.
  • Peace of mind – Children and loved ones can relax knowing you are safe and in the best environment for your retirement.

Moving into an assisted living community can give you a comfortable home within a community of seniors enjoying their retirement to the fullest. You get the attention you need from trained professionals while enjoying various daily activities and social events.

Call Our Assisted Living Program at Baptist Retirement Community Now

We offer independent and assisted living communities for seniors looking for a new home to enjoy their retirement.  When you first meet with our staff, they will discuss your retirement goals and create a care program based on your current health. Over time, the program will change to meet any new health conditions.

If you are looking for a faith-based senior living community with a spiritual foundation, contact Baptist Retirement Community at 325.313.7931 today to schedule a tour of your new home.