Moving into a senior living community may seem daunting. You like your independence, your home, the familiarity of it all, and it doesn’t help that there seems to be a social stigma of making the move. That being said, moving into a senior living community doesn’t need to be a negative thing. One thing most people don’t think about is the fact that senior living and nursing homes aren’t synonymous. Think of senior living as independent apartment living with great maintenance and organized activities, and the right resources if something were to happen to your health. Though any move can be intimidating, senior living communities come with so many positive aspects. So when exactly should you make the move to senior living?
Focus on the perks.
Something to consider when thinking about the move to senior living is the social perks. Whether you have a partner or not, living on your own can become lonely, or even socially isolating, as you grow older. If you find yourself growing lonely in your current living situation, it may be time to consider moving to a senior living community. You’ll have your own space, but when you feel like being social, you can simply step out of your apartment and join a game of cards, visit with friends, or watch a movie with others.
Don’t wait to move until you have to.
If you’re considering when to move to a senior living community, it’s a good rule of thumb to move sooner than later. A lot of people don’t realize this and wait until a health crisis or an injury. A lot of senior care facilities have waiting lists which can make people settle for one they’re not crazy about. Taking the time to research different communities and take tours ensures that you get your first choice.
Feel taken care of on your terms.
Of course, there are some serious things to think about when contemplating the move to a senior living community. Aging does come with health concerns, both minor and major. You might not feel comfortable driving anymore, or maybe you were told you can’t. Your memory may not be what it used to be, and keeping up with medication and other daily tasks might be getting difficult. Maybe you just want the peace of mind that someone will be nearby if you were to trip and fall. If any of these concerns have been weighing on your mind lately, it might be a good indicator that it’s time to start considering your senior living options.
Be in control of your move.
When you decide it’s time to move to senior living, Cherrywood Pointe in Plymouth will be ready to welcome you. We encourage you to hang on to your independence, just without the burdens of maintaining a home or the isolation that can come with it. You’ll have a kitchen in your apartment, so you can entertain friends and family, and when you don’t feel like cooking, join us in the community dining room. We offer housekeeping and laundry services, as well as scheduled group transportation to shopping, movies, restaurants and movies.
Contact us today to schedule your tour!