Many people may feel that there is no need or reason to move into senior living communities unless they require the support or services provided in assisted living. Their common thinking is that so long as they are able to move and are relatively healthy, they are better off living in their own homes. However, the truth of the matter is that independent living communities are great for those who are still mobile and healthy, and are a good option for some individuals before they require assisted living. Here are some reasons why you should move to an independent living community before going to an assisted living one.
No Longer Need to Maintain Your Home
Home maintenance requires a lot of time and energy, and can be taxing on an individual especially if they are aging. Look around at your own home- are there signs of deterioration or neglect? If you no longer have the desire to keep yourself on top of home maintenance and to ensure that everything is in its best condition, it may be a good time to move to an independent living community before your home starts to lose value. In many independent living communities, housekeeping is available.
No Need to Cook Everyday
Cooking is a tough job to handle, especially if you are alone. You need to buy groceries, cook and clean, which can take a lot out of an individual. In a senior living community, food is an exciting part of everyday life, and communities can take care of the diets of residents. If residents still prefer to whip up their own meal, they can have the freedom to do so. The biggest difference is that residents will have the power to choose- should they not feel like cooking that day, there are other options for residents to choose from.
Transportation is Covered
Many independent living communities also provide transport, and that can help to make travelling a lot more convenient. Sometimes, simple things like driving or getting around may be difficult to handle, especially if individuals are aging. It is incredibly convenient to have transportation to important services and products, like stores, banks, barber shops and more.
You Will Have a Social Life
In cases where individuals are starting to feel isolated and lonely, they can consider the move to an independent living community. One of the best things of such communities is the presence of other residents which will slowly become your new peer group. Since you live together, you will not only find companionship, but a tight knit social circle to attend all the exciting activities offered by your independent living community with.
If you or a loved one are considering the move to an independent living community, feel free to check out Conservatory At Keller Town Center today. We offer a wide range of activities and prioritize the health and happiness of all our residents. Feel free to contact us or schedule a tour with us today.