It’s ok to be completely honest – Does the thought of moving into assisted living facility scare you a bit? Of course, it may! That’s completely normal, but this transition doesn’t have to be scary. Becoming an active member of an assisted living community can actually help you to enjoy the next chapter and live the good retirement life you deserve. Gone are the days when assisted living communities were boring, stuffy collections of houses where no one knew each other. Today, the best retirement communities almost feel like you are going back to college or camp. You will have a community of people who are like-minded and want to spend time enjoying the same things you do.
Not sold on how a retirement community may be right for you? Here’s some proof:
Keep Your Independence While Getting a Little Help
Now, you can have your cake and eat it too! Moving into assisted living means you get help with what you need, but you can also bask in your independence at your leisure. You can get assistance with everyday activities like showering or housekeeping if you need them. If you don’t, no problem – you can do it for yourself. It’s your life, live it your way!
Enjoy Your Maintenance Free Life
Haven’t you always wanted a live-in handy man? When we age, one of the first things we lose the ability to do is take care of our homes. But guess what? At an assisted living community, you won’t be expected to mow the lawn, trim trees, or weed the garden. Instead, all of that will be taken care of for you – you just get to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery!
Get Assistance with Your Medicine Regimen
Medicine can be really confusing! And if you make a mistake, not only is it stressful, you could cause yourself problems. Assisted living communities and retirement communities, like Argent Court, can help to ensure that you take the medications you need, when you need them. If you have specific medical needs and need medication management support, you can get help with that as well. Even better, assisted living staff can help spot problems with medications and overmedicating, in some cases. Everyone is there to help!
Build Your Own Community
It’s your time! Once your children grew up and left the house, you may have felt like you didn’t have many friends. It happens more often that you think! It’s completely normal for people to lose contact with the friends they once had as they age. But, when you move into a top-notch retirement community, you will have a built-in pool of friends to socialize with. As we age, loneliness can cause more problems than ever – don’t let it happen to you! Friendship is the best medicine!
Put Your Children at Ease
Your kids worry because they care! Another reason to consider moving into an assisted living community is to help your children feel more comfortable with you choosing to live on your own. You will be able to show them around your senior care community, introduce them to staff, and help them feel more at ease with the decisions you’ve made. Even better, you will have a warm community to bring them into when they visit. Often, people avoid transitioning to nursing homes when they need more help with daily care because they feel so clinical, but that isn’t the case with a premier assisted living community.
Learn New Things
The sky’s the limit! An assisted living retirement community gives you the opportunity to learn new things. Many of these communities will have dance classes, art classes, day trips, fitness classes and so much more! You will finally be able to pick up some new skills and try your hand at some new hobbies. You can make your own daily adventures!
Stay Younger, Longer
Age is just a number, right? When you think of all the different benefits listed above, you may be overlooking the simplest one: assisted living will just make you feel younger, longer! When you wake up every day with a purpose and a goal, you will live a longer, healthier life. Your body will keep moving, and your mind will stay active. While this isn’t always the case, there is always something to be said for the adage “a body in motion stays in motion.”
It Makes Financial Sense
Money talks! Sometimes, it just makes financial sense in many cases to move into assisted living. Seniors often have trouble paying their bills not because they don’t have the money, but because they cannot keep up with the technology put into place to pay those bills. They either can’t or don’t want to pay their bills online, have difficulty checking their balances, or continually forget due dates. Want the good news? It’s actually extremely cost effective to pay one monthly sum to your beautiful assisted living community than write eight different checks each month for your mortgage, electric, gas, cable, internet, lawn service – well, you get the drift – it’s exhausting! And the best part is not only is your choice to make this move more cost effective, but it frees up your time to enjoy other fun activities with people whom you love and enjoy!
Whatever the case, seniors living on their own are also more likely to fall victim to financial scams that target the older generation. These scams include not only telemarketing scams, but regular day-to-day workers who try to take advantage of the elderly, whether they are plumbers or next-door neighbors. Living your golden years scam-free sounds pretty enticing, doesn’t it?
Are you thinking, “Sign me up” yet? These are just a few of the many reasons to move into assisted living – and did you notice none of them had to do with being sick? Instead, they all have to do with living the fullest life possible and making the most of your glorious golden years. You earned them, now it’s time to enjoy them!
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