In assisted living communities, communication plays an essential role. And we have to note the fact that listening is what communication usually begins with. Staff members should be willing to listen to their residents and their loved ones, in order to correctly identify their needs and desires. Only by proper communication can they create a safe and pleasant environment for seniors and everyone involved.
Moreover, residents should be introduced to each other and to the facility’s staff members. This way they can develop a sense of community, so that they know that in case of need, they can rely on each other’s help and support.
Keeping in touch is another major communication ingredient. This includes keeping residents informed about any future activities and events, while also encouraging them to stay in touch with other seniors at the facility and with their family members and friends from home.
In nursing homes, no longer being able to take decisions on their own can make seniors fall prey to depression, isolation, and even further decline both on the mental, and on the physical level. Therefore, many well staffed assisted living facilities Denver has are focused on keeping their residents well engaged in the community, helping them stay connected and thus improve their overall quality of life.