While the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, we are still learning how to deal with the aftermath of the outbreak. Life may look different, but we are slowly finding our way back and discovering new things along the way.
Safety protocols, best practices, and regulations are constantly changing, but one fact remains the same: senior living communities are safe environments focused on health and wellness.
Moving to a senior living community can be helpful in maintaining and developing new social relationships, pursuing hobbies, accessing on-site services, and remaining active. Senior living communities are more than a place to live. Franklin Park® Senior Living is sharing the benefits of choosing to live in a San Antonio senior living community during a pandemic.
Opportunities for Connection & Engagement
Socialization is a key aspect of a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with others offers numerous health benefits, including:
- Reduced levels of stress
- Increased longevity
- Lowered risk of anxiety and depression
- Improved cognitive health and functioning
- Strengthened immune system
- Increased sense of self-esteem and purpose
However, when COVID-19 first hit, many of us found it challenging to stay connected to friends and family members. Instead of seeing each other in person, we had to find other ways to socialize with the people we love.
While tools like Zoom and FaceTime allow us to stay virtually connected, it’s not the same as spending time with others face-to-face. The community setting offered at Franklin Park® Senior Living communities throughout San Antonio makes it easy for residents to socialize and interact with one another.
Throughout each of our communities, we offer activities and events that help residents stay active and engaged. Our fitness activities, spiritual programs, cultural events, and on-site amenities ensure that residents have endless opportunities to connect with friends, family, and peers.
Access to On-Site Care & Support
While quarantining in your home can ensure your health and safety, it’s not always a realistic choice. For instance, what if you need to visit a doctor or receive other medical assistance?
When a person lives in a senior living community, they have the safety and convenience of receiving care and support within the community. From assistance with the activities of daily living to on-site amenities like dining and salon services, our San Antonio senior living communities are equipped to provide the support that residents need to lead safe, active, and fulfilling lives.
Support with Day-to-Day Necessities
Beyond doctor’s appointments and health needs, running everyday errands can also come with the risk of potentially exposing yourself to viruses and illnesses. Even if you follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines, you are exposing yourself more than if you just stayed at home.
Luckily, Franklin Park® Senior Living communities handle all of the necessities for you. For example, no more trips to the grocery store because our dining services offer chef-prepared meals that are healthy and delicious. Additionally, you do not need to make a trip to the hardware store because all home maintenance tasks are completed by us.
By choosing to live in a senior living community, you can rest assured that you have everything you need.
Prioritizing Safety at Franklin Park®
Through all the developments and changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing has remained the same – our steadfastness in keeping our residents and employees happy, healthy, and secure.
We have implemented meticulous cleaning and sanitizing procedures in our communities, including sanitizing with the cutting-edge disinfectant, R-Water, multiple times a day (R-Water is a health-grade sanitizer that effectively kills the coronavirus and other viruses and bacteria.).
We are also doing weekly surface testing for the presence of COVID-19 using Enviral Tech testing, which detects the presence of COVID-19 up to five days before symptoms appear and allows us to locate and isolate the source quickly.
In these uncertain times, it is still certain that senior living communities are among the safest places to be. To learn more about our senior living communities and lifestyle options throughout San Antonio, we invite you to visit our website or contact a member of the Franklin Park® Senior Living team.