One of the challenges is that senior living is an all-encompassing word that is used to describe a wide variety of services and amenities in many different environments. Being proactive by understanding the options and planning now allows aging adults and their families to choose the best living environment when the time is “right”.
The Birches of Lehigh Valley is a Personal Care and Memory Care community. Here are some life-changing benefits of making a move to a senior living community like The Birches of Lehigh Valley:
Safety and Security
Safety and security are often the first reason families consider a move to a senior living community. Yet, safety can mean something different for every family. Safety is knowing that caregivers are available 24/7 in the case of an emergency. Safety is knowing that loved ones live in a secure environment. Safety is knowing that communities are purposefully designed for seniors with features that minimize fall risks, including expansive hallways and handrails, no-entry walk-in showers and grab bars. For seniors with memory loss, security is especially important. Secured neighborhoods and outdoor areas to prevent wandering, while promoting independence, are life enriching.
Senior Living is all about the joys of a comfortable, maintenance-free lifestyle. Within these communities, older adults do not fret over household responsibilities. Without worrying about preparing meals, mowing the lawn, making repairs, or cleaning the house, there is more time to focus on things that aren’t possible when you live alone – focusing on health, sharing laughs with friends, or pursuing new interests.
Maximize Independence and Convenience
Senior Living encourages older adults to live happier, healthier lives focusing on what they CAN do rather than what they can’t. Some of the best communities (like The Birches of Lehigh Valley) will offer on-site physician visits, rehabilitation services, pharmacy services, and provide transportation to medical appointments.
Engaging Social Life
Isolation is one of the great realities for many seniors. Studies show that social isolation increases the risk of dementia, anxiety, and depression. Within communities, seniors have the opportunity to be as social as they choose. It’s not about simply “keeping busy.” A key advantage of Senior Living is having a wealth of opportunities to create engaging days. These communities give residents plenty of ways to thrive and make meaningful connections with their peers through wellness programs and robust activity plans.
A Difference You Can Feel
Research local Senior Living options in your area. At The Birches of Lehigh Valley, you’ll find a beautiful new building and a culture of care where the focus is on living! Our personal care and memory care neighborhoods will provide as little or as much assistance as needed while creating an environment where seniors can live their best lives!
Heritage Senior Living LLC, the management company of The Birches of Lehigh Valley, has managed 18 senior living communities in three states, including Traditions of Hanover, an award-winning independent living community in Bethlehem.
The Birches of Lehigh Valley will uphold the same philosophy of care and focus on wellness, which means healthy, nutritious meals, on-site therapy services, and an abundance of activities to support many interests, so residents can continue doing what they’ve always loved to do!
In memory care, a structured day is key to supporting residents on their journey with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Our memory care methodology is based on leading dementia-care expert Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care. Our Memory Care Coordinator constructs a person-centered care plan highlighting each resident’s abilities, helping them experience happy, purposeful moments. Specially trained caregivers connect with residents in their present moment and encourage families to do the same whenever possible.
The Birches of Lehigh Valley’s mission is to create a community that residents will be excited to call home. Call 484-373-4072 or stop by 5030 Freemansburg Avenue and talk with the team. Opening fall 2023 with pre-opening specials available now.