As we get older, conditions that didn’t bother us in our younger years can make everyday tasks more challenging – even hobbies or pastimes we love can become more difficult to enjoy.
And that’s exactly why having people around you who understand and can lend a hand when needed is key to making the most of ALL our years!
It’s a topic that’s front of mind for those living with glaucoma, for example. A group of eye diseases primarily affecting older individuals, glaucoma affects more than 3 million people in the United States – projected to reach 4.2 million by 2030, explains the team at the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a timely reminder of the importance of early detection – vital to stopping the progress of the disease – as well as support for those living with decreased eyesight.
When vision challenges, reduced mobility or other health concerns make living alone less enjoyable, many seniors find independent and assisted living options provide a renewed freedom they may not have expected.
“Isolation can be a real concern as we age, a situation that can be worsened if eye health or other conditions make it difficult to get out and about and enjoy your favorite activities,” explains Sue Rowell, Community Relations Director at Quail Park of Lynnwood.
“If you have a pet, we can help you take care of it. If you need a ride to the doctor or grocery store, we can do that for you. If you need support from friends, they’re just down the hall or even next door!” Rowell says.
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Quail Park of Lynnwood specializes in providing a continuum of care, with homes ranging from spacious independent living cottages and apartment suites to assisted living, memory care and Enhanced Assisted Living. In addition, they’ve also built an exceptional network of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals to ensure residents have the care they need to live well.
That means that no matter how your needs evolve, you’ll have the appropriate level of care to keep you in the home you love with the friends you want to be with. That full range of care also serves couples who may develop different needs, without one partner taking on many of the care responsibilities.
Whether it’s having someone to help with the driving and cleaning, sharing time in the pool or on-site gym, or savoring delicious and nutritious meals from Quail Park’s culinary team, you’ll find it here – today, and tomorrow.
To learn more about the possibilities awaiting at Quail Park of Lynnwood, or to arrange your virtual or in-person tour, call
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