Contemplating a move to a senior living community can cause a lot of anxiety if you don’t have all the facts. The truth is most retirees find relocating to a community designed especially for seniors is one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. Today’s communities offer beautifully-designed apartments with spacious floor plans, resort-style accommodations, and a number of social activities. What’s more, they can also provide peace of mind.
Whether you’re active and independent, or need some assistance with daily tasks, here are few reasons to consider moving to a senior living community.
You can sell the lawn mower: Love the look of a well-manicured lawn, but hate doing the work it takes to keep it that way? Join the club. Many senior living communities have beautifully- landscaped grounds which include walking paths and tranquil gardens. No need to worry about shoveling snow, raking leaves, or watering the lawn – we’ve got that covered.
Transportation issues are a thing of the past: Even active seniors sometimes find themselves stuck at home when reliable transportation is unavailable. However, most senior living communities provide transportation, free of charge, for their residents. Whether going on an outing with friends and neighbors, picking up a few items from the grocery store, or seeing your physician for a follow up visit, transportation personnel can get you there.
Like a hotel – only better: Too much house and not enough help? Many senior living communities offer services like housekeeping, laundry and maintenance. You’ll never have to worry about folding fitted sheets or changing the furnace filter again.
Restaurant-style dining – every day: No need to thaw out that one chicken breast that’s been hiding in the icebox for 2 months. Enjoy a healthy, delicious meal, prepared by the community’s chef, every day of the week. Bonus: You’ll never have to eat alone.
There’s never a dull moment: If you live alone, you may understand how desolating it can be. After moving to a senior living community, many retirees discover new interests, take up old ones and develop friendships with neighbors. Scheduled outings, live entertainment, fitness classes and other social gatherings can be a mood booster for seniors suffering from loneliness.
Access to care: For many seniors and their families, the thought of an accident, no matter how minor, is cause for concern. While not all seniors require assistance, wouldn’t it be good to know you have access to a team of healthcare providers should you need them? Progressive care, a concept that allows a person to remain in his or her current environment, despite the physical and/or mental changes that may occur during the aging process, is one that has been adopted by many senior living communities, providing the peace of mind that seniors and their families need.
Senior living has changed drastically over the years; maybe it’s time you contemplated if moving to a senior living community is the right move for you. To find a community in your area, visit the Eldercare Locator website, or visit us at americanhouse.com and let us take you on a tour!