5 Reasons Your Loved One May Benefit from a Retirement Community
13 Sep 2016
We all want the best for our loved ones and this includes seeing them enjoy the greatest quality of life, no matter their age. It can be a difficult decision to encourage a friend or family member to leave their home and move into a retirement community, especially if they feel strongly about staying where they are.
If you think it’s in the best interest of your loved one to consider moving into a senior living center, here are five reasons you can share with them that might help them see the benefits of making a retirement community, like the Middletown Home, their new home. Take a look!
- Health and safety
Health and safety is a top concern. As your loved one ages, they may be at risk for more accidents around their home. Especially if they are living alone, a small accident can turn into a serious problem quickly. In a retirement community, apartments and rooms are specially designed to accommodate any range of physical limitations. Skilled caregivers also ensure that your loved one is checked on frequently, properly given their medication and living in a clean, safe environment.
- New friends
A retirement community if the perfect opportunity to make new friends who are in the same season of life. Your loved one will have daily social interaction that they otherwise may not get when living alone. Whether it’s enjoying a cup of coffee or eating dinner together, life is far more enjoyable when you have friends nearby!
- New activities
In addition to new friends, a retirement community offers plenty of new activities to explore. Your loved one can continue a hobby they have always enjoyed like gardening by seeking advice from landscape design experts or playing cards. They can also take on a whole new pastime like gardening or dancing. Staying mentally and physically active will greatly enhance their quality of life.
- More independence
Your loved one can also enjoy more independence while living in a retirement community. For example, the Middletown home offers a variety of living options from apartments to single rooms. Without the responsibility of taking care of a big house, your loved one can independently take care of themselves without the stress of taking care of things like mowing a lawn, repairing a roof or fixing a broken appliance. You can hire services from https://uslawnsfranchise.com/rebrand-your-business for the best lawn services.
- Better quality of life
Finally and most importantly, your loved one will have a better quality of life at a retirement community. With skilled caregivers to oversee their health and safety, new friends and new activities as well as independent living at its finest, this season of life just might be their best one yet!
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You make a really good point about how retirement communities will have more activities. In my opinion, it is very important that seniors are active, no matter how old they are. That stimulation will ensure that they feel fulfilled every single day. Like you said, it will enhance their quality of life. Plus, I think it will extend their life spans!
Thank you for your comment, Maggie! Yes, staying active both mentally and physically is so important at every age. Retirement communities offer a lot of opportunities to do so and within someone’s personal abilities.
Independence is such a key factor in retirement communities. While it still provides the support that they need, it gives seniors a chance to feel independent. Thanks for sharing this.
You are so right, Rachel. And retirement communities can offer a wide range of ways to feel independent, even if the resident has limited abilities. We’re glad you enjoyed this article!
I really like what was said about making new friends and doing new activities when it comes to living in a retirement home. My grandparents used to sit around and do nothing all day at their house before they moved to a retirement home. They ended up having a blast making new friends at their new place!
Thank you for commenting, Jay! That’s great to hear that your grandparents have found new activities and friends to enjoy at their retirement home. We see many of our residents experience the same thing!
I agree with your tip about how retirement communities offer plenty of new activities to explore. My family is contemplating having our grandparents live in a retirement community so that they are able to participate in the activities provided there. I will have to share these benefits that come with living in a retirement with my family and my grandparents.
Thank you for your comment! We are so glad to hear you found this article useful as you consider a retirement community for your grandparents. You are right that there are many benefits like activities and social interactions to consider.
My father just had his 84th birthday yesterday and wants to move into a retirement home since mom died 13 years ago. It was so nice to learn that a retirement community if the perfect opportunity to make new friends who are in the same season of life. We will be sure to talk to an expert to get more information about helping him move in at the end of March!
Thank you for your comment, Jenna! That’s very exciting news for you and your family and how nice that it was his idea. At the right retirement community, he will surely make friends, explore hobbies and have a great quality of life. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if we can offer more advice to you.
The article mentions that a senior living center can be beneficial since it helps improve both health and safety of a senior. Another benefit I’ve read is that senior living centers provide good social interaction for seniors which can actually help with mental health problems. Slowing the decline of mental health seems like a benefit substantial enough for me to consider a senior living center for my loved ones.
Excellent addition! Yes, the social interaction is a huge benefit that we actually alluded to in several points including new friends, new activities and better quality of life. It was so important, we had to break it down a bit. Thank you for commenting and we are glad you enjoyed this article!
That’s right, safety is a concern for elder loved ones. My grandma fell down the other day; it was scary. My family wants to talk to her about moving to a community for safety.
We are so sorry to hear that and hope that your grandma is on her way to recovery. You are right that it is very scary when an aging loved one falls or can no longer take care of themselves like they used to. We are proud to offer a skilled and compassionate community where our residents can continue to enjoy a great quality of life.
I am so glad to know that a retirement community is the perfect opportunity for your loved one to make new friends. Knowing that your relative will have daily social interaction would be great. Visiting the facility before committing to its services would be wise to find if it is sanitary and clean.
Thank you for your comment, Jade! Absolutely you should be sure you trust the facility and find it sanitary and clean. We hold ourselves to the highest standards for our residents and pride ourselves on a clean and comfortable environment that produces a great quality of life!
The first reason that comes to mind when talking about retirement homes is social life. Your loved one may find many people to share his or her life experiences too. Make sure you choose a clean and well-equipped retirement home for your loved one. Retirement homes have several activities for seniors to do throughout the day. Caregivers can look after seniors and make their life exciting at a retirement home. Thank you for sharing the benefits.
You are absolutely right, Johnnie! A good retirement community goes beyond just meeting the basic needs of the residents, it should also have well-planned, thoughtful activities that appeal to a wide range of interests and skill levels. We are proud to offer exactly that here are the Middletown Home!
Thank you for all this great information about the benefits of a retirement senior community! I really like your point that my grandma will feel more independent and be able to take care of herself and her room much easier than her huge home. My grandmas hates us coming over to her home to mow the lawn and the other things you listed, so maybe she would enjoy having less responsibility, which in return will give her more independence. We’ll take this into account as we look over her many options.
Wonderful! We are so glad to hear you can use this information to help make an informed decision for your grandmother’s new home. Wishing you the best of luck throughout the transition.
I appreciate your thoughts about how senior independent living communities provide people with the opportunities to be social that they might not have if they live alone. My dad died a few years ago, and ever since my mom has been really lonely. She might have more social interaction at a retirement community.
Hi Violette and thank you for your comment! The socialization your mom will receive in an independent living community is definitely worth considering. You may also wish to consider her level of independence at home and if she’s ready to leave the environment she’s known all her life. Having a conversation early and often will assist in both of you being comfortable with this change. Best wishes!