Tips for Supporting Independence and Dignity: When Moving to Assisted Living is Helpful


For aging loved ones, living on their own can come with risks and limitations that ultimately take away from their personal independence and dignity. When preparing meals, bathing or getting dressed become difficult and exhausting, seniors’ overall health and quality of life suffer and the threats to their safety at home gradually increase the risk of falls, malnutrition, and isolation.

For those whose health keeps them from getting out of the house or performing day-to-day tasks, the assistance and services available with an assisted living lifestyle are often the solutions for finding the independence and quality of life they desire.

Assisted living communities such as Tuscan Gardens® of Venetia Bay offer the support services seniors need to stay well alongside specially designed options for leading an active, independent lifestyle. Benefits to making the move to assisted living include:

  • Energy to Do What Makes You Feel Alive – When a loved one is living without the assistance he or she needs, even life’s simplest tasks, such as getting dressed each morning, can cause anxiety and exhaustion. Daily living support offered in assisted living communities eases the struggle of these tasks, saving energy and ambition for other activities. When seniors receive the necessary assistance with difficult tasks, they’re free to enjoy the rest of the day however they choose, doing the things they love and spending time however they want to.
  • Maintaining Personal Care – Isolation can take a toll on seniors’ emotional and physical health. When faced with loneliness and inactivity, loved ones have less motivation to take good care of their appearance, personal hygiene or physical well- being, and their sense of dignity suffers. Assisted living helps seniors maintain their dignity through respectful support with daily grooming, as well as frequent company from compassionate caregivers and friendly neighbors who encourage self-care and promote a dignified, independent lifestyle.
  • Social Connections That Make Life Meaningful – Interaction with others is a key component of living well. Assisted living communities to allow seniors unlimited opportunities to make connections with neighbors and staff while socializing with their peers. Not only does social interaction help seniors stay mentally sharp and emotionally fulfilled, but it does wonders for self-esteem. A strong sense of self-worth can give seniors the boost they need to live each day to the fullest.
  • Opportunities to Stay Healthy – Seniors who live alone usually have limited options for keeping their minds and bodies fit. Most assisted living communities, though, have plenty of opportunities to help residents reach their health and fitness goals. From senior-specific wellness centers to group exercise classes, healthy dining options and personal care staff (not to mention access to quality healthcare services), optimal health is within reach. Nothing promotes independence more than healthy living.

The Art of Living

At Tuscan Gardens® of Venetia Bay, we’ve mastered the art of living. We’ve perfected the balance of personalized support and an uplifting lifestyle, helping our residents experience independence, joy, and meaning every day.

Offering supportive independent living, assisted living and memory care services for families in Venice, Florida, Tuscan Gardens of Venetia Bay was founded with one simple, yet profound goal – to create a community worthy of our parents. In all we do, we are guided by the principles of family, culture, and engagement, working to represent the remarkable way of life our families deserve.

The essence of our community is made up not only of mere aesthetics but an artfully designed lifestyle to bring out the best of what each day has to offer. From dedicated care that respects residents’ individuality and dignity to a lifestyle that nurtures their love of life, Tuscan Gardens was built to be more than just a residence, but a place to call home.

To learn more about our comfortable, elegant community, contact us today!