We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read our statement here.

According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of people over 65 want to age at home. This is certainly not surprising, right? Home is where you’re most comfortable, and most people also assume it’s the safest and cheapest option not to mention where you’ll have the best quality of life. But that’s not necessarily true in all cases. In fact, here’s something that will surprise you; these benefits of senior living that you won’t find at home.

  1. Maintenance-free living – By this we mean you’ll no longer have the stress of managing a home on your shoulders as senior living communities like ours provide full maintenance, housekeeping, linen service, and restaurant-style dining for you. Instead, you’ll have more freedom and more time to enjoy life!
  2. Everything you need right outside your door – At home, you most likely have to travel to the gym or beauty salon, but they are onsite in your senior living community. Not to mention the convenience of transportation so you no longer have to worry about driving all over town and concierge services to make daily life easier.
  3. Social connection and fulfillment – Opportunities to socialize and stay engaged may be limited at home and may be difficult to get to as well. It can be lonely, particularly if you live alone. Here, friends, neighbors, and team members are always nearby and our monthly calendar includes social events, exercise programs, classes, clubs, live music and entertainment, opportunities for creative expression, game nights, group outings, religious services, volunteer opportunities, and more! 
  4. A focus on wellness – We know that wellness is key to healthy aging and senior living makes it even easier to support all aspects of it with a fitness center and exercise classes designed for seniors, spacious grounds to enjoy nature, and nutritious dining plus educational as well as enrichment programs.
  5. Support that empowers independence – Our communities feature individualized wellness plans and personal care staff onsite 24/7 so residents have as little or as much support as they need to thrive. It’s a balance that fosters independence and may even help residents feel more empowered as they no longer have to call family, friends and neighbors for help like at home. 
  6. Peace of mind – At home, you might have to make modifications to improve safety or to accommodate mobility challenges, however senior living communities are already designed with these features. Not to mention with emergency response systems and support always at hand, it’s easier to feel safe and secure. Communities like ours also have multiple levels of care on the same campus for added peace of mind.
  7. Better ability to budget – Homeownership often comes with unexpected expenses whether it’s repairs, updates, or just increased cost of utilities, groceries, and other home goods. However, in senior living your monthly expenses are more predictable and communities often offer various pricing models that give you more control over how, when, and what you’ll pay making budgeting easier.

For more information, download our Stay or Go Guide to help you decide between care at home or in senior living or contact us today to schedule a tour.


Click here to download our Family Decision guide


Written by All American