There are many benefits of living in a retirement home. Many seniors today will transition into retirement and never want to leave the home they have been in for years. This may be the right choice for some, however, in this article, we will review three benefits of living in a retirement home and review if it may be the right choice for you.
There are many different kinds of senior living communities. Each one has specific strengths, depending on various types of needs. Most seniors that transition into an independent or assisted living facility say they like for at least one of the following reasons. Here are the top three benefits of living in a retirement home.
1. Sense of Community and Social Connections
Retirement communities have a very social atmosphere. They are purposely set up for the residents to have social interactions with each other and the staff. We encourage all seniors to engage in social activity because there are many benefits. As we age, there are many events that can happen where elders can become lonely or disengaged. Many retirement communities implement different activities such as game nights, community style meals, weekly activities, physical exercise and social outings, so this does not happen with residents.
2. No More Maintenance and Repair on Your Home
There are many reasons why it is beneficial not to maintain a home as you get older. The most important reason is that it can become more and more dangerous to maintain a house as you get older. Here in Colorado in the winter time, shoveling your sidewalk, and maintaining your property can become a massive hassle. In addition to the increased danger, it can become very stressful if you have to maintain a home all on your own. Unexpected repairs can become costly, and maintenance costs can pile up.
As you grow older, these things can simply become a hassle to deal with. With a senior living facility, there is no need to worry about maintenance or repair costs, if something is to break. Downsizing to a smaller unit can be a lot less stressful, as opposed to maintaining a whole home. There can also be economic benefits. It can be cheaper and more cost effective to live in a small one bedroom unit, rather than paying for utility bills, and maintenance on a large home for one person.
3. Daily Meal Plans and Immediate Assistance Availability
Safety in the home is always a big concern for aging adults. There are many benefits of having staff members close by at all times for assistance. If a senior is alone in their home, and they happen to fall, it can take a long time for responders to get there and provide help. This will not be an issue if they are living in a senior facility. There is always staff present in the case of an emergency.
In addition, daily meal plans are part of the living costs. There is no need to make trips to the grocery store, or prep meals for themselves (unless it is preferred of course). The senior facilities we work with all provide some kind of meal assistance. This ensures that the seniors are taking care of their nutrition and the stress of having to prepare meals is removed.
If you are interested to know more…
These are some of the benefits of living in a retirement home that we hear on a regular basis. If you or a loved one is looking to settle into a retirement community, please reach out to us today. We will give you information on the best options for you. If you are in need immediate placement, we can also help. We will have an introductory call to get you acquainted with a placement specialist. After that, we will walk you through the whole process, and find the best facility for you.
Please call us today at – 303-457-1450
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.