Moving to a senior living community before you need assisted living, nursing, or memory care carries many advantages, especially for active adults. It is also the beginning of an awesome new journey with new opportunities and new adventures waiting each day. Assisted living communities provide public spaces for meeting others with similar interests. There are also organizers on duty to help with arranging events and outings that can be enjoyed by everyone. Whether it is tea time, a game of chess in the park, or a trip to the ballot box in November, life takes on more meaning when shared with others.
1. PREVENT SOCIAL ISOLATION
Seniors living alone are at a higher risk for social isolation and increased feelings of loneliness and depression. In assisted living, seniors live in a community environment with friends and staff encouraging participation in social events. Our communities have dynamic and diverse activity calendars with the opportunity for residents to take up new hobbies, join a new fitness class, and even travel to a part of the world they have never seen.
2. PAY ONE MONTHLY PRICE FOR YOUR EXPENSES
We’re not going to tell you senior living communities are inexpensive. But when you add up your monthly living expenses from cable and internet access to your property taxes and everything you spend on entertainment, you’ll discover that senior living is more affordable than you thought. Most residents in a senior community don’t need a car, since almost everything they need is located on-site and transportation services are provided to get around town. That’s another cost savings you might not have considered.
3. MAKE NEW FRIENDS WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS
While you’re out and about in your community doing what you love, you’ll meet other seniors who enjoy the same things. If you find your social circle has gotten smaller, you can join a music group, a yoga class, or take an on-site class to meet interesting people your own age.
4. SENIOR HOME LIVING MEANS RAPID RESPONSE TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
Even with modifications, accidents happen. Having access to trained personnel at all times can mean the difference between a small fracture and a life-threatening event. As well, intermittent visits to a doctor or with family can be inadequate for spotting a gradually developing health issue. In a community setting, problems can be noticed and addressed more quickly. In any case, fast response translates into a better chance of overcoming difficulties.
5. A FOCUS ON INDEPENDENCE AND FUN
While these communities are a great place to receive customized care services, assistance is provided with an eye on independence and fun – ensuring residents are doing what they can when they can. We are always here to lend a helping hand by providing assistance or by joining residents for a meal or an evening stroll.
If you are starting to explore your options for senior housing, we know it can be a bit overwhelming. There are many choices to consider and much to learn about each one. We’re here to help every step of the way! Give us a call today at (785) 272-2601 or explore our website for additional information.