How Assisted Living Improves Quality of Life

Assisted living can improve the quality of life for seniors in a variety of ways. From arranging social events to helping residents manage their medication, staff members at assisted living communities can boost the living standards of seniors in ways large and small. “Assisted living can improve quality of life in a multitude of ways that benefit both residents and their families,” says Katie Potter, chief executive officer of Five Star Senior Living, which is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, and provides services to older adults nationwide. “For one, residents are offered safety, socialization, and a comprehensive array of amenities and support to ensure their happiness and comfort. Likewise, families receive peace of mind in knowing their loved ones are being well-cared for.”

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Heritage Ministries, the parent company of Hearthstone, was founded as the Orphanage and Homes of the Free Methodist Church in 1886 and has grown from its original campus in Gerry, NY, to six locations in New York with additional affiliations in the states of Washington, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. As a not-for-profit provider of senior care and housing, Heritage is a leader in the industry, employing approximately 1,500 team members, and serving over 2,500 individuals annually. With locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Washington, Heritage and its affiliates provide rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, independent retirement housing, and assisted living. The Homestead Stables provides intergenerational equestrian opportunities as well as boarding, training, and lessons. In addition, childcare is provided at two campuses, allowing for intergenerational programs. For more information on Heritage Ministries, please visit