Am I Ready?
Many people aren’t sure they are ready to move into a Retirement Residence. The following are things to consider as you contemplate making the move.
Beware of Waiting too Long
People often put off making the move to a senior residence, waiting until something traumatic happens: a spouse passes away or a disability or illness forces a relocation. Unfortunately, time and again, we have witnessed that making a move under these scenarios adds incredible stress to an already complicated situation; not only for the incoming resident (who is now dealing with trauma in addition to the move) but also to the family members who are attempting to help out under these circumstances. If you can plan ahead and make the move when things are relatively calm in your life, when you are in fairly decent health, it can make a huge difference to all involved.
The Benefits to Moving In
Some seniors have a hard time facing the thought that they are “old enough” to move into a retirement residence. There seems to be a lingering stigma that Retirement Residences are dull places with nothing to do. But Retirement Residences today are not the “nursing homes” of 25 years ago! Move into a senior living facility today and discover a whole host of life-enriching benefits:
Indications that you or your loved one may be ready to move
Read through the following and consider if you might be ready to take advantage of life in a Retirement Residence.
Your financial situation is something that will play a role in your decision to make the move to a Retirement Residence. The value of living in a Retirement Home comes not just from the increased care level, but also from the meals, activities, housekeeping and nursing care are provided 24/7 and without effort on your part. Take a good hard look and compare the cost of living at home with living in a Retirement Residence. Living at home can have hidden costs often taken for granted: