5 Benefits of Senior Living Communities
Pleasant Escape Senior Living can provide your loved one with the benefits they need to feel comfortable and secure.
It can be overwhelming and intimidating, moving out of your own home and into a senior living community. You’re surrounded by new faces in a new space and getting to know a new way of living. This is why it’s a good idea to move into a community before you need to. You’ll have the chance to explore, get comfortable and find out how much a community has to offer.
If you are unsure about moving, not convinced that a senior living community is for you, we’ve broken down five key benefits for why you should take the plunge and move!
1) No more maintenance
When living at home, there are lots of additional stresses that can cause long-term problems. From looking after the garden, sorting leaking pipes and fixing the roof to paying water bills, switching electricity providers, and fixing the crack in the ceiling, owning a home comes with a list of jobs. Moving into a senior living community means you never have to worry about these things again. Take a weight off your mind and enjoy letting other people sort the bills and the hassle so you can get on with enjoying life. You’ll also have more free time to spend doing the things you enjoy.
2) Meet like-minded people
When you move into a senior living facility, you will find yourself surrounded by people just like you. You can meet up and chat, join a club together or just spend time together. Living in your own home can lead to feelings of isolation, especially when it becomes difficult to get out and about. Living in a community means you can meet up with others daily if you wish to. Feeling that you are a part of something larger, a community of people, can be such an uplifting and positive experience.
3) 24/7 Support
Even if you don’t need round the clock care right now, it can be comforting to know that help is just minutes away. Senior living communities have professional caregivers on hand, so if you ever need help, it can be with you in moments. You can select the level of care and assistance you feel comfortable with to be reassured that help is at hand without losing any independence. Security teams and caregivers are contactable 24 hours a day, so you feel safe and secure in your new home.
4) Access to amenities and activities
Senior living communities don’t just provide care. They also offer access to amenities and facilities you may not be able to access at home. The community can arrange to help you with necessary activities such as laundry, the hairdresser, and grocery shopping, but they also provide extra activities and hobbies. These can include exercise classes, trips out, knitting and sewing clubs, games nights, and social events.
5) A healthier lifestyle
Moving to a senior living community is a significant change, but often it is for the better. Studies show that moving into a community means you are more likely to have a healthy, balanced diet and be more active. Communities offer activities and fitness classes which keep elderly people more active than living in their own home. Trained staff ensure residents are healthy, taking the correct medication, eating well, and staying fit. As a result, moving to a community can see you staying healthier for longer.