|Why Pay More for Assisted Living? |
In today's fast paced world life is changing rapidly. Today's seniors age 75 and older is unlike those of a few generations ago. Seniors are living longer and have many more options to engage their time during retirement. Most of today's seniors lead active, full and balanced lives. But living on one's own, or just a couple together can often be not much fun. Unfortunately many seniors don't downsize which can cause a number of problems. Little changes begin to creep in imperceptibly at first, but cumulatively affecting their quality of life. Take meals for example, cooking for two is often onerous because recipes have to be scaled down. In some cases seniors don't have the energy or are not sufficiently motivated to cook for themselves. Meal choices turn into what's quick and easy to get, which more often than not is not the healthiest choice. Imbalanced meals will result in poor health and other nutrition related conditions. Inadequate or improper nutrition leads to potentially dangerous conditions which can cause illness, or mental confusion. Sustained malnutrition is known to be one of the risk factors for depression. Television which earlier was a tool for entertainment and relaxation now becomes an addiction at the expense of exercise which especially affects ones health. Quality of life is compromised, often irredeemably. Many seniors have unfortunately wasted precious quality of life trying to live in one house which has proven not to meet their needs and now the only option open is to seek refuge in an assisted living home.
An assisted living home is not for people who need full-time nursing care, nor for those who are able to lead active and balanced lives. An assisted living home is essentially for adults who find it difficult or are unable to lead a normal life or to perform everyday personal tasks without help. Such people need assistance with bathing, dressing, using the bathroom and sometimes even eating. Some assisted living facilities form part of retirement compound. Assisted living, though cheaper than nursing home care, is still very expensive. Sometimes long term care insurance policies might cover some of these costs, but usually the cost is borne by the older people themselves or their families.
Seniors who are healthy and able to enjoy a normal life have another option at Chateau Cupertino. Chateau Cupertino is an independent retirement living residence in Cupertino Ca, for seniors. This facility offers a host of amenities and costs far less than assisted living. Chateau Cupertino is essentially for seniors with a zest for life. It offers a comfortable, home away from home environment in congenial surroundings and amongst cordial company. The facility provides two nutritious, well-cooked meals a day with varied choices in the menu to make the food interesting and enjoyable always. In addition, the Chateau provides other amenities like laundry services, housekeeping, utility services, activity programs and transportation. In addition, arrangements can be made for those who need personal assistance. At Chateau Cupertino the welfare and happiness of its guests is paramount. It runs a 'well-being' program at which all residents are encouraged to participate. The program is designed to help guests lead a healthy, fulfilling and comfortable life aging gracefully in place.
Chateau Cupertino offers an eclectic choice of special entertainment programs and educational courses apart from its varied daily activities. It also provides ample opportunity for exercise. More of its range of facilities and amenities can be studied by visiting www.chateau-cupertino.com and www.homefortheretired.com. Chateau Cupertino which is family operated is managed by a team well versed in the needs of retirement living, backed with over 20 years of experience. This retirement residence is justifiably proud of the options it offers to its senior population. It invites seniors and their families to visit and tour Chateau Cupertino to form their own opinion. And the icing on the cake is that it's far cheaper than assisted living. We look forward to meeting you!
10150 Torre Avenue • Cupertino • CA 95014 • 408-446-4300