Think about all the major plans you’ve made in your life: All these decisions have required planning. If the current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed anything, it’s the importance of having a plan that also includes getting the most out of life, even if the unexpected happens.
One of the benefits of living in a Life Plan community like McLean is that they have the resources to develop a plan for just about any circumstance, which can help provide peace of mind and minimize any unnecessary disruption to your day-to-day life.
Planning for the unexpected.
Think about your life at home today. What would you do in the event of a major storm, power outage, or if you or your spouse became ill? Who would you call? How could mobility issues or other health conditions affect your ability to react? Do you have someone who could help with cleaning, grocery shopping or meal preparation? Senior living communities, like McLean, have supportive systems in place for dealing with a wide variety of emergencies. If you are considering a move to a senior living community, here are a few things to think about:
- A community should have strategies in place to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a hazardous event impacting their residents’ daily lives
- Their plan should include how they’ll support their residents if essential services break down; how they’ll provide care and services during an emergency; and how they’ll communicate with staff, residents and even their families.
- This plan must also detail their procedures to manage a contagious viral outbreak, that include engaging trusted community partners and national and state healthcare resources for strategic guidance.
Researching your choices.
When looking at a community today, make sure they are following all current state mandates for COVID-19 safety. Also, learn how they are promoting a sense of community that protects those who live and work on campus and are creatively finding ways to safely ensure residents’ overall well-being including offering wellness and fitness opportunities, enjoyable dining experiences and visits with loved ones.
While it’s important to have a plan to keep everyone safe, another benefit of a senior living community is having the freedom to enjoy today more. Selecting a community that can help with everything from on-site medical care to safely navigating unexpected events, while offering the opportunity to live every day to the fullest, will provide you and your family members with a true sense of security. If you’re considering your options and want to know how McLean’s lifestyle and safety protocols can help you enjoy life more, contact us at 860-658-3786; McLeanInspiredLiving.org.