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December 13, 2022
What you can expect in assisted living.

Assisted living communities are the perfect long-term care solution for active seniors who want to maintain their independence but need some assistance with personal care.

Assisted living staff are there to help residents with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting.

Residents in assisted living communities enjoy a carefree lifestyle in a homelike atmosphere with high-level services, amenities, and various opportunities to connect with other seniors. 

If you’re wondering what to expect in an assisted living community, you can expect a lot!

Activities and Socialization Opportunities

Assisted living communities routinely plan and organize events and recreational activities for residents. Assisted living staff are committed to ensuring residents have access to diverse activities and programs designed to enrich and enhance their lives. You’ll find residents actively socializing and participating in various recreational activities and events!

You can expect to find the many of the following socialization opportunities in assisted living communities:

  • Book clubs
  • Art classes
  • Happy hours
  • Cultural trips
  • Musical entertainment
  • Lunch outings to local restaurants
  • Nintendo Wii virtual experience games on a large-screen TV
  • Social, recreational, and cultural activities
  • Library
  • Religious services

Maintenance-Free Living

No one wants to spend their golden years cleaning, maintaining, repairing a home, doing laundry, or doing yard work. Your retirement should be carefree and stress-free. 

Assisted living communities offer various services to ensure residents enjoy a comfortable maintenance-free lifestyle:

  • Weekly flat linen services
  • Building and ground maintenance
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Scheduled transportation for shopping, medical appointments, and community events

Services and Amenities

You can expect high-quality assisted living communities like Notre dame du Lac to offer services and amenities designed to make life more enjoyable and worry-free:

  • Personal care, including assistance with bathing, dressing, personal grooming, and medication management
  • Meals and daily snacks
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Beauty/barber parlor
  • Card and game room
  • Country Kitchen
  • Outside patios, gardens, and gazebos
  • 24-hour security

A Commitment to Health and Wellness

Assisted living communities are moving away from a care-first approach to a wellness lifestyle to meet the demands of health-conscious baby boomers. According to the International Council on Active Aging, 60% of senior living communities said their communities will be based on a wellness lifestyle versus a care focus by 2023. What this means for you or a loved one is programs explicitly designed to ensure seniors stay healthy and active.

Expect to find the following wellness services in assisted living communities:

  • Exercise and fitness classes
  • Walking groups
  • Yoga classes
  • Preventative care clinics
  • Discussion groups
  • Healthy and nutritious meals

Luxe Living Accommodations

Depending on the community, living spaces may include everything from studios to beautiful and spacious one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments. Luxury vinyl plank flooring, walk-in showers with safety features, spacious closets, and luxe carpeting make for relaxing and comfortable living spaces.

Wrap-up and Next Steps

High-quality services, spacious living spaces, great amenities, and a commitment to senior health and wellness are what you can expect in assisted living.

Speak to a senior living professional or schedule a tour today!

About Notre Dame Health Care

Notre Dame Health Care (NDHC) offers a range of post-acute programs and services to the community, including an Assisted Living Residence; Adult & Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care; Post-Acute Recuperation; Short-Term Rehabilitation; Skilled Nursing and traditional Long Term Care; Specialized Memory Care; and an educational resource center which serves our employees and community. We embrace the individuality, spirituality, and wholeness of each member of our community, including our residents, patients, families, volunteers, and staff.

Notre Dame Health Care is proudly non-profit and honored to carry on the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to care for the sick and vulnerable and to educate for life through our NDHC Educational Bridge Center.

Notre Dame Health Care,
555-559 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 852-5800