The global coronavirus pandemic has put senior wellness and health at the forefront of conversations in family homes, hospitals, and even grocery stores. Because older adults are especially vulnerable to serious complications from COVID-19, the extra attention to keeping them as safe as possible has been a wise decision. However, many family members and medical professionals are also seeing the side effects of social isolation for older adults: depression, anxiety, and general loneliness are on the rise.
Older adults often desire to “age in place,” remaining in their homes until end of life. However, many overlook the physical, medical and emotional costs of aging in place, says Brandt Ross, a resident at an Arbor Company senior living community.
When you begin to explore senior living options in your area, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Though the sheer volume of choices available to older adults today can be confusing, seniors are fortunate to have a multitude of solutions readily available to meet their needs and challenges. Decades ago, senior living communities were not as diverse or focused on maintaining wellness.
No one likes to move. When you consider all of the furniture, cherished keepsakes, and accumulations over a lifetime, you have to wonder what to do with all that stuff! Downsizing your possessions and beginning the transition to senior living is the topic of the next Senior Living Live webinar.