As you age, it is natural to engage in conversations concerning where and how you want to enjoy life. You may prefer to stay home or let go of the burdens of homeownership and stay in a retirement community.
As memory issues, as well as health and safety concerns, increase, where you live become an immediate concern. It is dangerous to live alone as you may not have access to ready help should you experience incidents like a fall. If you face health problems, you should also be monitored closely. There is a possibility that you may require some form of assistance with daily activities. Almost all the above-mentioned problems can be solved by staying in a retirement community.
At Conservatory At Alden Bridge, each of our residents has their own private apartments or suites yet has medical alarms in place and other facilities that ensure safety. These are senior living options you can look forward to in a retirement community.
Mental Health Concerns
Other than physical safety concerns, mental health concerns are equally or if not more important. This is especially so if you stay alone. Loneliness has been linked to common age-related diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It is hence essential to find ways to combat loneliness through maintaining social relationships so that you stay connected to society and have cognitive stimulants to keep your brain sharp and active.
Retirement communities offer plenty of opportunities for social interaction, and you can get to know others in a similar stage of life. Furthermore, frequent events and activities enable you to be consistently involved, helping to maintain or even improve cognitive abilities.
Physical Health Concerns
The risk of nobody being around to respond to accidents that happen is fearful to many seniors, and for good reasons. This is especially so if you do not have medical alert systems installed. Many accidents that happen to seniors tend to be within their own homes due to hazards in the house. Poor eyesight and coordination issues also make you more prone to accidents.
Aging is associated with brittle bones, which makes fall hazards even more dangerous. Waiting several hours or even days for help can be detrimental as the injury could have worsened by then. It is therefore important to have fall prevention measures for seniors.
At Conservatory At Alden Bridge, there are plenty of safety measures put in place to reduce the risk of such incidents. It is important to us that you can enjoy aging and have fun, but also importantly in a safe manner.