If you're a senior living in your own home, you may have thought about moving into a senior care community. You may be asking yourself why should you move now, when you're getting along just fine on your own? There are many benefits to making the move to an assisted living community before you need all the supports and services that they offer and certainly before a health crisis occurs. Our community creates a lifestyle of convenience, connectedness, support, and preventative services to help keep you as independent as you are able.
Here are 10 benefits of moving to a senior care community to consider in your decision-making process.
1. No more upkeep on your home.
If you're tired of doing yard work in the summer and hauling out the snowblower day after day in the winter, moving into a senior living community takes that hassle away. There are no more worries about leaky roofs, water pipes bursting or any of the myriad problems homeowners deal with.
2. Moving when you're healthy is easier.
For some seniors who wait to move until a life event like a fall or a hospitalization requires it, the whole process of selling your home and moving can be stressful. It's far easier to pack up and move before you need assistance with daily activities.
3. Peace of mind for your loved ones.
If your children are checking on you every day, worried about you falling or driving, moving to a senior care community takes that worry away from them. They'll know you're safe and supported. Also, you'll be taking away the burden of caring for you in the future, when and if you do need higher levels of care assistance with daily life activities.
4. Peace of mind for you. It's about safety and security.
As a senior living in your own home, there are multiple risks for you within your four walls. Falling is a big one. Senior care communities are designed with senior safety in mind. Also, in your own home, you're responsible for things like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and other home safety equipment. In a senior community, that's all taken care of for you.
5. Transportation and other conveniences.
Senior care communities also offer things like transportation to the grocery store and other shopping venues, and sometimes onsite conveniences like banking, pharmacies, and salons. Our community even offers transportation to and from medical appointments and many other great convenience amenities.
6. No cooking, no problem.
Your apartment is fully equipped with a kitchen if you prefer to make your own meals, or you can have meals in our dining room where our top-notch culinary team serves restaurant style, 3 times a day. Our dining is awesome too!
7. Programs and activities for health, wellness, and fun.
If you've been living on your own, you'll be surprised at all the activities and events for you to enjoy in our senior communities. Living here will enhance the quality of your life. One look at the monthly activity calendar will show you a packed agenda. You'll find health and fitness programs; outings for shopping and dining; Our Aspire Lifestyle embodies our commitment to honor residents and enhance their quality of life in five critical areas, so we can discover and embrace their purpose, gifts and passions throughout our community. We aim to enrich our resident’s lives with socialization, learning, companionship, health, connections, wellness opportunities, and more. Who says retirement has to be boring? At Brentwood, your social calendar will be as full as you want it to be.
8. You'll be part of a community.
We're a family here at Brentwood, and there's always someone to talk to, play cards or take a walk with, and no shortage of people to enjoy events with. Not to mention our helpful, caring staff who you'll know by name in no time and will feel more like family. We have a new resident onboarding process to help new residents get to know current residents and all of the team members, so they are sure to feel a part of the community from the very start.
9. Care now and in the future.
When you live in our community, you will receive personal care services that help you age in place when and if your need for more help and assistance increases. We work with our 24/7 care staff and nursing team to provide customized personal care services, help with daily living activities, health monitoring, medication management and more.
When you take in the benefits of making the move to assisted living and finally make the move, you will become more independent. You will start receiving the support, services, socialization and help, to give you more independence. You may be currently exhausting yourself emotionally, physically, mentally, and spending your time taking care of household needs when you could be spending that time enjoying your golden years with family, friends, new neighbors and staying active.