Assisted living communities can be rather large facilities in which individual quarters are favored over spaces for social interaction, dining, and other activities. At Whitcomb House, we offer spacious private living areas, but we focus on preserving a community living environment in small neighborhoods where residents will feel right at home. This type of atmosphere offers several benefits to our elderly residents, including those listed below.
- Greater independence of residents: Each neighborhood has a variety of amenities that are within close proximity to resident quarters, so getting out and about is practical for those with physical limitations. The common area on the main floor is also accessible by all residents, which allows for freedom to roam and experience more activities.
- Help available when it is needed: Larger assisted living facilities often have complicated fee structures in which residents are charged for the time it takes for a staff member to respond when help is requested. This can discourage residents from asking for assistance when they actually need it. Smaller community living eliminates this issue so that residents can have a close relationship to the dedicated staff—a staff that is available 24 hours a day.
- Promotion of more active lifestyle: Because there are only about 22 residents in each neighborhood, it is easy to organize group activities that fulfill a need for social interaction and mental stimulation. When seniors participate in such activities, they are less likely to suffer from depression and other mental illnesses.
To see the benefits of small community living for yourself, visit Whitcomb House for lunch on us to get a sense of our unique caring and comfortable environment. We welcome prospective residents and their families to visit our facilities. Make an appointment to come and meet our friendly staff by visiting our website or calling (508) 634-2440.