Sometimes it may be difficult to make up your mind which community to move into and which program to take up, on top of whether you should consider moving into a senior living community in the first place. Once you start browsing, you find there are so many options out there, from memory care to plain old independent living.
If you feel somewhat confused and slightly overwhelmed, you can be sure that you are not the only one. However, there is a community and living option out there for you that clicks, and we can help you find it. Start by asking yourself these questions:
Is it Time for Me to Consider Senior Living?
Situations differ across states, cities, households, and individuals. We all have different conceptions of senior living and different preferences for when to start it because ultimately, we all have different needs and wants. Those who have chosen senior living all have different reasons.
- Do you want to dedicate more time to do the things you love and less on chores?
- Do you want to live in a place safer and more secure than your home?
- Do you need help with day-to-day tasks?
- Do you want to simplify your future to worry your children less?
This list of considerations is hardly exhaustive but is strung together by a common thread, one that can be reflected on to aid your decision.
What Is My Required Level of Care?
Do you require a higher degree of care and support or less? At the end of the day, senior living is a personalized affair. There are many living options available, and each serves a special function or purpose. There is independent living, assisted living, memory care, respite care, and much more. Independent living will enable a free and easy lifestyle. Assisted living will give you a little help with your day-to-day tasks. Memory care helps those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia cope. The list goes on. Understand your needs, and allow our professional team to help you with making the choice through assessments of your conditions and requirements.
How Do I Choose the Right Retirement Community?
Once you have made your decision to try out a senior living, you must decide on which community to join. The best way to go about this is to sign up for a tour. Before you leave, prepare a list of requirements and expectations you have for your senior living experience, and during the tour, be sure to check these needs off. If it satisfies you, you may have just found your right fit. Feel free to schedule a tour with us.
What If I Am Still Not Sure?
There are many uncertainties when it comes to choosing senior living. We understand that since it does involve putting your future into someone else’s hands. To be certain of your choice, consider scheduling a consultation with our Senior Lifestyle Counselor at Discovery Commons. We can help you make your decision. Call us at 941.212.0856 today.