There’s a lot to consider when choosing a senior living community for yourself or a family member. A big part of knowing that a community meets your needs and preferences is by taking a tour of the community and getting a feel for the environment, but in-person visits are not always an option.
When a family member receives a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it can often feel like your world has been turned upside down. There are questions to be answered, plans to be organized, and feelings to process. It can be even more disheartening if this is all new to your family—if you’ve never had to think about dementia, professional care, or senior living until now.
Just like buying a car, a computer, or even a refrigerator, looking for senior care is something that requires a lot of thought and research. And, much like a car, computer, or refrigerator, some senior living communities may try to wow potential residents with unnecessary features and amenities.
Deciding to move at any point in your life can be a challenging time. In fact, experts consider it one of the top five most stressful life events. Though the process may be stressful, it can be one of the best ways to start a new chapter and yield fantastic new experiences.
Your retirement years should be a time for you to relax and enjoy yourself. However, homeownership woes can bog down and bring unnecessary stress to your life. With home maintenance, upkeep, and unexpected bills, owning a home as an older adult can hinder your retirement experience. This is one of the reasons why senior living apartments are becoming increasingly popular.