"How do I know when it’s time?” That’s one of the most asked questions from seniors considering assisted living. It’s also one of the most difficult to answer. Often, you have a gut feeling that it’s time. On the other hand, you may be waiting for a “this is it” moment that gives you clarity on what your next step should be.
The reality is that there is rarely that one moment, but there are often signs, some of which may be so subtle they aren’t noticed individually at first. However, asking yourself these senior living questions collectively can help determine if assisted living is right for you.
Assisted living is a type of senior living that offers residents support with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and medication assistance as well as a registered nursing team and personal care staff onsite. Our assisted living communities are designed to provide just the right level of support to empower our residents’ independence, and many also offer other types of senior living on the same campus for added peace of mind.
What’s more, assisted living communities offer a range of services and amenities to not only make life easier and more convenient for residents, but also to ensure they are active, social, and engaged each day. For example, we offer monthly calendars filled with social events, exercise programs, classes, clubs, live music and entertainment, opportunities for creative expression, game nights, group outings, religious services, volunteer opportunities, and more!
These senior living questions are intentionally focused on key areas to help you determine if assisted living is right for you based on your current situation at home. But keep in mind, answering “yes” more than “no” doesn’t necessarily mean you need to move to assisted living right away. However, it likely signals that you should start more closely considering assisted living options. While at the same time, answering mostly “no” doesn’t mean you wouldn’t benefit from life in an assisted living community. Consider these questions a gauge and then balance them against your needs, wants, and peace of mind.
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