There was a time when aging relatives would live at home, but times have changed. As it turns out, many more people are choosing to live in senior-friendly independent living communities than ever before.
This is because golden-age adults want a place where they can get around-the-clock care and enjoy meals made for them by someone else—not just for the day or week but for months or even years. The first question people ask when deciding whether or not they should move into senior living is “Is it safe?”. The answer is yes! But let’s look at why and what makes senior living in Florida safer than others.
24/7 Care On Hand
You’ll have 24/7 care on hand. When you age in place, it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. You might not have family nearby to check in on you, or if you do, they may not be able to stop by all the time. When living in a senior-friendly independent living community, however, there are team members who can make sure that your needs are met—from cooking for you to helping with transportation so that you can get out of the house more often and connect with others in your community (a big part of aging well).
No Home Maintenance
In addition to the freedom, independence, and privacy that come with buying your own home, you may also be responsible for maintaining it. This includes everything from cleaning the gutters and shoveling snow to repairing an electrical problem and fixing a leaky faucet.
As you get older, these tasks can become more difficult (or impossible) unless you are still physically able to do them yourself. If you’re lucky enough to have a family member or neighbor who is willing and able to help out with this work over time, then that might work well for you; otherwise, hiring someone else could be your only option.
That’s where senior living comes into play: In addition to making sure your every basic need is being met (food, shelter, etc.), these communities also help with tasks like laundry service or yard work so that older adults don’t have extra stress on their shoulders while trying their best at staying independent at home!
Personalized Care Plans and Meals
Senior-friendly independent living communities provide meals for their residents. These meals are tailored to individual diets and needs, including those of older adults with diabetes or other health conditions. The meals are served in a social setting, which can help older adults feel less isolated while they make new friends.
Additionally, senior-friendly independent living communities offer services to help their residents stay healthy and independent as they age, such as wellness check-ups and exercise programs that take place on-site at the community center (or nearby).
Serving You, Not Your House
When you move into a retirement community, you get more than just a place to live. You get an entire team dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of your life is taken care of. The team does not just clean the house and mow the lawn; they also help with your care and run errands for you—things like getting groceries or picking up prescriptions at the pharmacy when needed.
It’s important to note that these services do not come with a cost; they’re included in resident fees!
We’ve seen the trends, and there are many reasons why living in a retirement community is better than aging in place. It’s safer, provides more social interaction and opportunities to engage in activities that you love, and gives your loved ones peace of mind knowing that you will be safe and well cared for at all times.