Having to think about senior housing options can be overwhelming and full of uncertainties. For some, it’s a simple choice but during this time it’s important to be honest. So, how do you know when you are ready to make the move? Ask yourself: How are your days at home? And in life? Have simple chores around the house become a burden? Are there times when you feel lonely, or concerned for your safety? Maybe you are just tired of the hassles of home-ownership and ready for a new life adventure!
So what is senior living anyway? First, you must consider your lifestyle needs and make sure they are met. Senior living can look very different for each individual considering their care options, personality and retirement dreams.
Senior apartments are for adults that are 55+ they are designed with senior-friendly features like- a limited number of steps, amenities, activities, fitness classes and some may offer housekeeping.
Independent living is a full-service community, that offers a more independent living lifestyle most have all-inclusive rent, great for seniors seeking the comfort of being in their own place without the hassle of home chores or cooking.
Assisted living are communities that advocate independence, but also offer several levels of personal care assisting with activities of daily living (ADL’s)
Memory care, also referred as Alzheimer’s & dementia care units, are providing a safe, 24-hour supervised and supportive environment, assisting with instrumental activities of daily living (IADL’s)
Nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities, provide 24-7 nursing care for short or long term rehabilitative stays, usually following a surgery, illness or injury and require therapy. Some may offer memory care
Continuing care retirement communities or CCRC’s offer a continuum of care, allowing seniors to live in the same facility as the level of their care increases.
Home care, is a service provided by home care agencies for seniors who do not want, need or not able to leave their home, caregivers make visits regularly, assisting with activities of daily living.
No matter where you are in your transition, our professionals at Heart 2 Heart 4 Seniors are here to discuss your options and answer your questions so you can have the certainty and confidence that you are making the best and educated decision for you and your loved ones. Let’s talk heart 2 heart and navigate this journey together.