Moving, no matter the circumstances, can bring up a lot of emotions. When it comes to moving to senior living, you may feel excited about the change, have more peace of mind knowing that care and support are available, and are eager for new experiences and opportunities.
On the other hand, feelings of unease or anxiety may also surface. Not knowing what to expect or not knowing any people in the community can cause feelings of stress or fear, possibly leading to hesitation and resistance regarding a move that could ultimately enhance your overall quality of life.
Senior Solutions Management Group knows that any move is a big decision and comes with many different emotions. Proudly providing all-inclusive senior living options throughout Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Tennessee, we want to help make your transition as simple and as smooth as possible. To do this, we are sharing tips on how you can overcome your fear of moving into a senior living community.
Get to Know Your New Community
Whenever you enter a new environment, it can take a while to become familiar and comfortable in that space. This in itself is enough to cause feelings of anxiety and unease.
Alleviate this stress by familiarizing yourself with your new community before your make the transition. Visit the community to get a feel for the layout, get to know the team members, and form friendships with the current residents. By doing so, you will feel that much more comfortable on the day of your move.
Knowing what to expect can take away the fear of the unknown and go a long way in easing your anxiety.
Learn the Truth Behind Senior Living Myths
Senior living is not what it used to be. The idea of an impersonal, institutionalized setting is a thing of the past. But, unfortunately, it is still not common knowledge that senior living communities have evolved into something much more desirable, causing fear and hesitation for anyone considering making the transition.
Visiting your new senior living community can help you understand this, but we also want to expose the truth about a few of today’s biggest senior living misconceptions.
Myth #1: You Will Lose Your Independence
On the contrary, senior living communities empower residents to be more independent! By taking care of all the home maintenance and cleaning tasks, residents have more free time to enjoy participating in the activities they love. Additionally, the care services that these communities provide help individuals in the areas they need while encouraging independence whenever possible.
Like a Senior Solutions Management Group community, choosing to live in an all-inclusive senior living community can help individuals maintain their independence and lead an active, fulfilling lifestyle.
Myth #2: Senior Living is Too Expensive
It is a common belief that senior living services are too expensive or at least more expensive than living in a private residence. However, living in a community can actually be more cost-effective than living on your own.
At Senior Solutions Management Group, our communities offer all-inclusive senior living, meaning that care, amenities, utilities, maintenance, meals, and more are all included in one monthly rate.
When you live in a private residence, these different costs can add up quickly. From paying for utilities or routine and unexpected home maintenance to potentially needing in-home care, living on your own can be more expensive than transitioning into a senior living community.
Myth #3: Senior Living Has an Institutionalized Feel
Senior living communities are just that – communities. Our communities at Senior Solutions Management Group are designed to feel more like home. Residents are free to personalize their private spaces and are greeted with a warm, welcoming atmosphere throughout the common areas.
Moving can often feel overwhelming, but familiarizing yourself with your new environment and knowing exactly what you can expect in your community can go a long way in easing your fears about senior living.
Our team at Senior Solutions Management Group is here to guide you through every step of the process in making the move into one of our communities, making your transition as smooth as possible. Visit our website to find a community near you or contact a member of our team to learn more about what we have to offer.