As you age and your needs change, you may be weighing up the pros and cons between aging in place and moving to a senior living community. In this guide, we compare some of the aspects you may wish to consider when deciding between moving or staying.
Around the House
It is normal to experience a drop in energy levels with age. This can be exacerbated by social isolation and a sedentary lifestyle, leaving you with little motivation to attend to housekeeping and meal preparation. While it is possible to engage in-home care to assist with these tasks, the cost may not be affordable for everyone – on top of the cost of care, you still have mortgage payments, insurance, groceries, utilities and more to consider.
When you make the move to a senior living community, you can expect all your housekeeping and maintenance needs to be taken care of for you. This includes a catered dining experience, where you can meet your dietary and nutritional requirements without extensive effort on your end. The best part is that everything is covered in one all-inclusive payment.
Socialization and Mental Stimulation
Living alone, you may not have many opportunities to meet others and engage in meaningful interactions. For instance, it may be inconvenient for you to leave the house if you have stopped driving, or you may live too far from your loved ones and have little opportunity to get around and make new friends. When that is the case, social isolation can take hold with severe consequences for your physical and mental health.
In a senior living community, you will constantly be surrounded by friendly neighbors and helpful team members. They will see to it that your every need is taken care of, and with a schedule of events and activities to choose from every day, you will never have the chance to be bored or alone. This, in turn, helps to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle.
It is important for anyone of any age to keep fit, but you may have precious little opportunity to keep fit while at home. Facilities may not be accessible to you, and you may not know the proper exercises that are catered to your age and fitness ability.
You will find that in a senior living community, health and fitness are of the utmost priority. Senior-equipped fitness centers and senior-focused exercise classes will give you plenty of opportunity to get involved and breaking out a sweat.
Join Our Community at Conservatory At Alden Bridge (CAAB)
At Conservatory At Alden Bridge, we understand that moving vs staying can be a tough decision for many. That is why we aim to provide you with all the information you need to make the best choice for you. Our independent senior living community features all the amenities and services you need in a resort-style setting, right at your doorstep. If you would like to schedule a tour or have any questions, please contact us today.