- Finding the Right Option
- What Level of Care Do I Need?
- When is it the Right Time for Senior Living?
- How Do I Find the Right Senior Living Community?
- Financial Planning
- Average Cost of Senior Living
- Helpful Financial Resources
- Understanding Medicare Coverage
- Veterans Benefits
- Having the Conversation
- How to Prepare for the Conversation
- Helping the Conversation Go Smoothly
- Next Steps After the Conversation
When Is the Right Time for Senior Living?
There are two reactions that people often have when they think about moving to a senior living community. Some are eager to pack their bags and leave their mundane chores and responsibilities behind. Others feel intimidated or overwhelmed at the idea of moving to a new home.
No matter which reaction you have, the decision to transition to a senior living community is a big one—and it’s okay if you aren’t totally on board yet. The good news is that you’ve come to the right place. Because we have decades of experience serving seniors all around the country, we have developed a few ways to help you decide if the time is right to consider your options for senior living.
Why Choose Senior Living?
Each of our residents has their own reasons for taking the leap, and so will you. But here are some of the most common we hear.
One of the greatest benefits to life in a senior living community is peace of mind for you and your family members. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be alerted to an emergency, so you and your loved ones can rest easy knowing help is never far away if you need it.
If you’re anything like many of our residents, you spent years taking care of yourself, your family and your home. But now you can sit back, relax and let someone else handle things like laundry, housekeeping and property maintenance.
Depending on the individual location you choose, many senior living communities provide quality dining up to three times a day. That means you can savor flavorful and nutritious meals without going to the grocery store or washing the dishes at the end of the day. Think of the time you’ll save!
Because you no longer have to worry about the chores and responsibilities of everyday life, you can spend more time doing the things you love. Whether that means exploring new hobbies, joining a book club, or deepening your friendships and family relationships, you have more free time than ever before.
Living alone can often lead to feelings of isolation and even depression, but living in a community gives you opportunities to make new friends with all kinds of interesting people. With planned activities, events and excursions each and every day, you never know who you might meet.
Having access to quality care that can be personalized to meet your individual needs is a huge benefit to being in a senior living community. Whether you need a little extra help with daily tasks like personal grooming or round-the-clock skilled care, you can enjoy top-notch care without ever leaving home. Services available vary by community.
Between walking clubs and exercise classes, you have a lot of opportunities to stay physically active and fit when you live in a community. Some communities even offer things like dance classes, yoga and Tai Chi so you can shake things up.
Finding the Perfect Fit
The right combination of quality care and independence