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4 Ways a Senior Living Community Can Ensure Your Loved One’s Safety

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Senior living communities provide numerous benefits for both residents and their families. One of the major benefits is increased safety. Security at Buckner Retirement Services is a top priority for all staff at every site, and we strive to provide a safe environment at all times.

We offer a variety of communities that cater to seniors of all abilities and needs. Get in touch with us by calling 214.227.7182 to learn more about the safety and security measures at Buckner Retirement Services.

The Importance of Protection for Seniors

As people age, everyday life naturally includes more safety hazards. Decreased mobility means that a fall is likely higher, and the chances of accidents are greater. In addition, seniors may be targets for some criminals due to being perceived as more vulnerable.

Resident Safety in Senior Living Communities

To keep seniors safe, it can be tremendously helpful for them to be in an environment with built-in safety features that prevent accidents and protect against security threats. Having someone available to respond quickly in case of an emergency adds another level of security.

Four primary tools to ensure senior living community safety include onsite security, response staff, security systems, and assistance with daily activities. Understanding these tools can help individuals and family members understand how their senior community works.

1. Onsite Security

Onsite security is a major part of senior living safety. Security staff ensures that no unauthorized visitors are on the premises and can assist if a resident becomes a threat to themselves or others. Onsite security provides peace of mind to both the staff and the residents.

2. Onsite Response Staff

Onsite staff such as nurses, health professionals, and caregivers offer protection for seniors by being available 24/7 in the event of an accident. When a senior falls or suffers from a medical emergency or another incident, response time can mean the difference between life and death.

Onsite staff can respond to an emergency in seconds and, if necessary, assist the resident until help arrives. The staff on-site ensures that residents are never left alone waiting for someone to check on them in an emergency.

3. Security Systems

Security systems are an important part of senior living community safety because they can uncover security risks when staff is not present. Security systems help detect unauthorized personnel in the community or restricted areas.

Security systems also help uncover unwanted or abusive behavior by staff or other residents. These systems are discreetly placed to be effective while still protecting residents’ privacy.

4. Assistance with Daily Activities

For some seniors with declining mobility or cognitive function, everyday activities like moving around or cooking can become dangerous. Senior living communities provide residents with assistance to be safe as they carry out their necessary and elective activities.

Whether seniors complete their everyday chores, attend social events or outings, or simply go on a walk, they should feel safe. Our staff is dedicated to providing personalized service so that all of our residents feel fulfilled in a safe environment.

Providing Safe Communities at Buckner Retirement Services

At Buckner Retirement Services, senior living safety is a top priority that we strive to maintain and improve every day. Making our communities supportive and secure is vital for all our residents. Safety and security are incorporated into the foundation of everything we do. The Buckner core principles are:

  • Connection
  • Independence
  • Purpose
  • Security
  • Service

We know that transitioning to a senior living community can be a big change, and if seniors don’t feel safe, they won’t feel comfortable. We invite you to contact us at 214.227.7182 or fill out our online contact form to find out more about the safety and security features at Buckner Retirement Services.