Making the senior living decision for a loved one can be challenging. However, despite the difficulties, senior living is the right decision in many cases, and making that move can significantly improve a person’s health and well-being.
Choosing a senior living community means a significant life change, and you want to make sure you have everything needed to make the best decision.
Whether you’re considering senior living for assistance with personal care, specialized care for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, or simply an active and social environment, a senior living community can meet your needs.
Questions to ask to make the right senior living decision
In this article, we’ll discuss questions to ask to determine if senior living is the best decision for yourself or a loved one.
Are you looking for a maintenance-free lifestyle?
Daily household tasks that were once easy to accomplish become more complicated and tedious as we age. Maintaining a home takes a lot of time and energy.
Imagine enjoying life without the responsibility of housekeeping, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, lawn care, and home repairs.
Senior living communities like Seasons Largo take care of laundry, housekeeping, and apartment maintenance and repairs so residents can enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle.
Do you need assistance with personal care?
Many older adults struggle with personal care but still want to remain independent. Senior living communities assist with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, meal prep, and grooming.
Are you concerned with isolation and loneliness?
Isolation and loneliness are growing concerns for older people, especially those who live alone, cannot drive, or have mobility issues. Older adults who lack social connections are at an increased risk of depression, anxiety, cognitive decline, and chronic diseases.
A significant benefit of living in a senior living community is the many opportunities for specialization. Senior living communities are full of fun, active adults who are friendly, social, and looking for opportunities to meet other people.
Here are some of the fantastic social opportunities you’ll find in Seasons Senior living communities:
- Planned social outings
- Scheduled transportation to local events, and shopping venues
- Happy hours
- Sports bar
- Billiards room
Are you worried about safety and security?
Safety and security are legitimate concerns for the loved ones of seniors who live alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among adults aged 65 and older. In addition, older adults are often the victims of scams, financial, government impersonation, and robocall scams targeting older adults are rising.
Senior living communities are designed for the safety and security of older adults. On-site security, keyless entry, and fall technology are standard safety measures in senior living communities.
Do you have health concerns?
Whether you’re struggling to manage a chronic illness, had a recent injury, or want to maintain or improve your health, senior living communities can help. Senior living communities have caregivers and nurses who are there just for the health and wellness of residents.
In addition, many communities offer the following services and amenities to support residents, physical and mental health:
- Exercise classes
- Therapy gym
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
- Yoga classes
- Pet therapy
- Mediterranean juice bar
- Hair and nail salons
- Swimming pools
Senior living can be an excellent decision for seniors and families looking for a safe, social, and maintenance-free lifestyle.
If you’re interested in senior living, have questions, or are unsure where to start, the caring senior living team at Seasons Senior would love to help!