Most people assume that it’s only time to consider senior living once you can no longer live independently at home. However, that’s not necessarily true. Yes, there are types of senior living which provide daily support and care such as assisted living or memory care. But there’s also another type known as independent living which is mainly focused on helping seniors to live a more active, engaging and convenient lifestyle. Should you or your loved one consider one of these types of senior living? Here are signs it might be time.
Independent living is a type of senior living designed for seniors who are still able to live independently at home but want to spend more time being active and social with less time on chores and home upkeep. To determine if it’s time for independent living, consider these questions for you or your loved one:
Independent living communities like ours offer:
Assisted living features many of the same benefits as independent living, but it also provides just the right balance of support and independence. To determine if it’s time for assisted living, consider these questions for you or your loved one:
Assisted living communities like ours offer:
Memory care is designed to support those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia by offering 24-hour support from specially-trained staff in a secure yet comforting environment to help your loved one stay active and engaged with everyday life. To determine if it’s time for memory care, consider these questions for your loved one:
Memory care communities like ours offer:
Keep in mind that these signs aren’t an exhaustive list, rather a guide as you consider senior living options for yourself or your loved one. If you’re still unsure, it’s OK to get a second, third or even fourth opinion. This is such a big decision so don’t hesitate to talk to friends, family members, your doctor, and/or even consider scheduling an in-home assessment. What’s most important is that you or your loved one gets the support needed and that everyone feels comfortable and confident about the decision.