Need to tip the odds in favor of your senior embracing a move to a retirement community? It can help to talk to her about the benefits that she can experience from making that change. Changes can be difficult, but when they improve your senior’s quality of life like senior supportive living can, those are positive changes.
Making Lots of New Friends
It’s harder to make new friends as people get older. And if your elderly family member has been feeling a little isolated, she may have felt like it was impossible for her to meet people her own age with similar interests. At a retirement community, she’s got plenty of opportunities to make new friends.
Knowing She’s Safer
Safety at home covers a lot of ground for aging family members. For you, it’s helpful to know that there’s someone right there if something should happen to your senior. From her perspective, knowing that there are security protocols in place can help her to rest easier knowing that her home isn’t a target.
Engaging in Lots of Interesting Activities
Your senior might find it difficult to be bored at a retirement community. That’s because there’s almost always something going on, between new classes, exercise groups, games, and movies. There’s so much that your senior can choose from that may hold her interest. She may even find some new experiences that she’s never had the chance to try before.
No Home Maintenance, Cooking, or Household Tasks
It’s exhausting to keep up with household tasks, repairs and maintenance, and even cooking. Retirement communities offer your senior help with all of these situations and more, letting her conserve her energy for the things she truly wants to do. That can be a huge relief for you, too, knowing your senior isn’t trying to struggle through those tasks.
Help with Transportation
Transportation can be a scary topic for your senior and maybe for you, too. You want her to be able to go where she wants, but if driving isn’t safe for her to do anymore that’s a big concern. At a retirement community, your elderly family member has the chance to access transportation for all of her needs and wants.
A retirement community can offer your senior countless other benefits as well that cover all of her needs. Even if she doesn’t need all of the help on offer just yet, her needs may change over time.