Many elderly make the decision to stay in their family home, but research has shown that this may not be the best option. This is because it could be devastating to their overall happiness, the family budget, and/or the quality of life in the golden years.
Assisted or independent living situations can seem like the wrong decision at first. Many elderly people feel uncomfortable with the idea of moving into a community, and fight to stay away from them because they feel as though they will lose their independence or, that they will not fit-in with others at the community.
The truth is that assisted and independent living communities commonly include an array of amenities like golf outings, beauty services, gourmet dining, and much more! With these services, many seniors find that today’s communities provide socialization, convenience, happiness, and improved quality of life.
Below are 8 reasons why living in an independent or assisted living community might be the smartest choice for you.
1. Maintenance and worry free living
You don’t have to worry about mowing your lawn, shoveling the driveway, fixing your toilet or any other problems that come with owning a house. You just have to pay monthly rent which includes maintenance fee or a service fee. This maintenance fee covers indoor and outdoor maintenance, common ground maintenance throughout the community, in an independent living and the service fee covers all the services they provide at assisted living facility.
2. Time to socialize and entertainment
Socializing and activities are once again part of your life now that you are able to spend time doing the things you want to do. You can take a trip into the city, have a cocktail hour in the dining room, watch a movie in the theater room with a fellow senior. The activities staff at these senior living facilities make sure that there is something for all the residents to enjoy.
3. Just one monthly payment
There are no other utility bills to pay other than a monthly rent check which includes maintenance fee which covers Tv, internet, heat, electricity, water and phone.
4. Services and amenities
Owning a home is lot of work. It will be lot more to maintain a pool and a fitness area in your home but if you live in one of these senior living facilities, you have unlimited access to the pool, fitness and wellness programs as a part of living.
5. Peace of mind
If Parents live in either one of these two communities, children gain peace of mind knowing that parents get all the help and assistance they need all the time and get medical help when needed.
6. Never feel lonely or isolated when you choose to live in senior living facility
Research proved that both loneliness or infrequent contact with friends and family can, shorten a person’s life.
7. Lead a healthy, stress-free life
Living alone in old age is taking lot responsibilities. You can live worry free and stress-free in a senior living facilities. You can join reading groups, discussion groups, play chess, poker or bingo with fellow residents.
8. Good food and nutrition
Nutrition is very important for seniors. When you live alone you tend to eat something that you can make fast or even skip meals. In senior care facilities, they have meal plans that can even be customized to your nutritional needs.
We hope these reasons help you realize that assisted and independent living could be the best thing for you. If you have more questions and would like to talk to an expert about the best decision for you, call SeniorPath at (303) 457-1450 today!
About Senior Path:
We are a professional, senior housing advisory service which provides personal attention to Seniors and their families. We employ a staff of talented, caring Advisors who have vast experience helping Seniors and their families through this transition. Our Advisors have extensive backgrounds in the Senior Care industry enabling them to understand what Seniors want and need.