Many people approach senior living with moderate expectations. A living space they can feel a little bit of comfort in. Edible meals. Some gardens and a chance to get outside. Enough activity so as not to be bored.
This is your retirement—why settle for moderate expectations? You deserve luxury. You deserve fun and fulfillment. You deserve five-star senior living!
But what exactly does this top tier of senior living communities offer its residents? Plenty. Here is just a sampling of five-star amenities that will enhance your retirement:
Seniors who are active and engaged enjoy better physical and mental health and experience less cognitive decline than those who are less connected, research shows. That’s just one way senior living activities help rein in senior care costs while making life more enjoyable for seniors.
Have you started daydreaming about a change in your living situation? Perhaps you have noticed neighbors or friends who have moved into senior living communities, or maybe you are struggling with loneliness, medical issues, or household chores. If you’ve picked up a brochure from a local senior care community or visited a friend who lives in one, you may be wondering when to move to assisted living. While the decision to move to an assisted living community is a very personal one based on your own unique situation, there are a few signs that could point to your readiness for a positive change in your life.
If figuring out how to pay for senior living has kept you up at night, you’re not alone. Questions about the cost and affordability of senior living are usually among the first ones that seniors and their loved ones ask.
Moving into a senior living community is an exciting time, full of address changes and packing. Your move can also be stressful or even scary. Change and transition can certainly be difficult; while time and grace are usually the best prescription for new routines, you can also find comfort in your new home by making some new friends.
Considering an assisted senior living community is a wise move when thinking about aging in the confident way that a little extra assistance and security can provide. Assisted senior living, in recent years, has emerged as the preferred housing alternative for seniors who need some help with daily activities but do not require full nursing care.
A majority of adults said they’d rather have a conversation with their child about the “birds and the bees” than talk to an aging parent about challenges surrounding senior living and financial planning, according to one survey.
Contrary to popular belief, the options for senior living accommodations are as diverse as the thousands of people who call them home. Your unique needs are different than those of your neighbor’s. It’s important to do your research and find a place that not only fits your requirements for health and safety, but feels like home as well.