While it’s true that life after retirement can be a lot more relaxing than work, it can also be harder on your body. That’s why senior living communities in Fish Hawk, FL, have become popular among golden-age adults with arthritis. With fewer responsibilities and more time to devote to your health, retirement communities offer you the opportunity to take care of yourself in ways that might not be possible if you were living alone or with family members busy with their own lives.
They Have Professional Medical Staff And Resources
Residents have access to professional medical staff and resources. Retirement communities have access to medical experts who can help residents with their arthritis symptoms, provide guidance on treatment options and assist in setting up a care plan. Retirement communities also typically offer physical therapy programs specially designed for people with arthritis; some even offer water therapy classes to help ease arthritic pain.
Additionally, retirement communities keep electronic records of their residents’ health information, so residents do not need to recreate or copy their medical history every time they move into another facility – doctors will already know what medications were prescribed previously.
Their Kitchens Cook Food Which Is Healthy For Your Joints And Other Organs
If you’re looking for ways to improve your health in retirement, a good place to start is with what you eat. You’ll likely be cooking at home more often than before, which can lead to healthier eating habits overall. But there are also specific things that happen in the kitchen of a retirement community—like the way kitchens are designed or how food is prepared—which can help keep arthritic joints healthy and strong.
Cooking at home has repeatedly been shown to be healthier than eating out. In addition to avoiding foods high in sodium or sugar content (or, worse yet, artificial sweeteners), it also allows for control over portion sizes so that people don’t overeat. And since most retirees will be cooking with fresh ingredients instead of frozen meals bought from grocery stores, they’ll get even more nutritional benefits from their meals.
Yard Work Is Taken Care Of
If you have arthritis and enjoy gardening or yard work, a retirement community might be a good option. The retirement communities take care of all the lawn mowing, leaf raking, and snow removal for residents.
Residents are also allowed to plant flowers in their backyards. And if someone is interested in tree trimming or bark control (the removal of dead leaves from trees), that is also done by the retirement communities as part of their services.
They Often Arrange Special Transportation For Residents Who Need A Little Extra Help Getting Around
One of the best things about living in a retirement community is that they often arrange special transportation for residents who need extra help getting around. Sometimes, this may be by bus or shuttle; other times, it might be a taxi. Either way, the vehicle will have a wheelchair lift, and the driver will be trained to help with transfers and other mobility issues. They’ll also know how to get from point A to point B—and even give directions along the way!
Now that you’re aware of how retirement communities can help residents with arthritis, it’s time to start planning your move. If you want more information about how we can help your loved ones stay mobile and independent for years to come, please contact us today!