The Positive Impacts of Community on Our Residents 

We cannot stress the importance of community enough. Community is what brings us together and helps us thrive as individuals. 

At Omni, we are dedicated to ensuring our residents have a sense of belonging and feel included while residing at our facility. The community feel at Omni is what makes our residents so strong and resilient.  

Social Connections 

Humans are social creatures. We need to remain social at all stages in life. However, social isolation can have an even bigger impact on older adults. 

According to Generations American Society on Aging, loneliness and lack of socialization can lead to both cognitive and physical decline. Older adults in this category are at a particular huge increase of developing Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, stroke, and various viral infections. 

Based on the latter information, it only makes sense to give our residents plenty of time for socialization and bond-forming. Our friendly staff host various activities and events to bring joy, energy, and good memories into our facility. Strong social connections and regular interactions make happy residents with a greater sense of wellbeing. 

Mental Health 

Mental health and a sense of community play hand in hand. Without one, the other suffers and vice versa. 

A 2023 study found that those with a negative sense of community are more likely to develop mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, or stress. On the other hand, a strong sense of community can reduce pre-existing symptoms of mental health problems and/or prevent future onset of such. 

We work tirelessly to create a warm, inclusive environment by creating opportunities for socialization. Not only do our residents have shared living spaces where they always have the opportunity to connect, but we make an effort to actively involve the residents’ family members.  

We are firm believers that a big part of living in a healthy environment is keeping old connections while also fostering new ones. “Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver, and the other is gold.” 

Safety & Security 

A foundation of safety and security is of utmost importance. Imagine moving into a facility for the first time and feeling scared and overwhelmed as you try to feel comfortable in a strange environment with unfamiliar faces. This is the last thing we’d want for anyone under our long-term care. 

A sense of community provides a solid basis for safety and security. Residents who create connections with other residents and staff members develop more trust in the people around them. Strong bonds also encourage residents to look out for one another and collaborate as a team if a problem arises. 

Closeness to other residents and staff brings a sense of safety and security like no other. After all, feeling safe in one’s environment goes way beyond simply being told that the members in their community are safe. Rather, they need to interact with those people to truly trust that they are safe and will contribute to a secure environment. 

Omni is committed to cultivating a strong sense of community for our residents. By offering life enrichment programs designed to meet every need of our residents, we’re able to successfully meet this goal.