Safety & Security: The Peace of Mind Senior Living Communities Provide

Mar 12, 2024

No matter your age, feeling safe and secure is essential to your well-being. As you move into your golden years, it becomes even more important to make your surroundings as safe as possible to minimize the risk of injury, as well as to keep you, your home and your belongings safe and secure.

Senior living communities are always focused on safety – from individual residences to common areas to outdoor facilities. This makes them an ideal option for seniors, providing peace of mind and security every day – without you needing to give it a second thought.

6 ways senior living communities are focused on resident safety and security

#1: 24/7 access to assistance

When you live in a senior community, you have immediate access to assistance at any time, day or night. Especially in the event of an emergency, help is just minutes away. This puts both you and your loved ones at ease so that should the unexpected happen, you will be well taken care of in a timely manner.

#2: Spaces designed for accessibility

Because seniors have varying levels of mobility, senior living communities are specifically designed with accessibility in mind. You typically won’t find long flights of stairs or tightly confined spaces in a modern senior living community. On the contrary, every space, from common areas to entryways to bathrooms, has features and layouts specially made for seniors to navigate easily and safely.

#3: Emergency call systems

When it comes to your own personal living space, an emergency call system adds yet another layer of protection. Some examples include pull cords placed strategically throughout your residence or a wearable pendant you can use to summon help with the push of a button. These safety measures provide a lifeline if you find yourself in an emergency situation.

#4: Protection from the seasons

Whether it’s extreme heat, freezing temperatures with rain, sleet, ice, or snow, you don’t have to worry about being out in the elements anymore when you make a senior living community your home. In the event of unpleasant weather, you’ll have easy access to everything you need – from dining to entertainment to supportive care. No need to worry about being stranded or snowbound. And when a summer heatwave hits and the temperatures climb into the 90s and above, you will be cool and comfortable inside our community.

#5: Built-in security features

You may have used a security camera or alarm system to keep your home safe in the past, but once you move to a senior living community, you’ll have a built-in security system you won’t need to worry about monitoring or maintaining. Your community’s staff will ensure the premises are safe and secure at all times with measures like security cameras and doors locked to the outside at night. Memory care areas are also equipped with secure, monitored exits to keep residents who are prone to wandering safe.

#6: There’s always someone there who can help

If you live alone, you or your loved ones may worry often about your safety, and rightfully so. Living alone can make you more vulnerable in all sorts of scenarios, from minor inconveniences to emergency situations. When you live in a senior living community, you are never truly on your own. There is always someone nearby that can help you with whatever your immediate need may be – a fact that provides you with constant peace of mind.

About Abe’s Garden Community

Located near the Belle Meade suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, Abe’s Garden Community is a tranquil senior living community with all the comforts of home and first-class care for those who need it. We offer both short- and long-term residences in independent living and assisted living, and we are nationally recognized as an industry-leading memory care provider.

Want to learn more about us at Abe’s Garden Community in Nashville? See our community for yourself. Contact us today to learn more about Abe’s Garden Community and to schedule your tour.