If you are a senior that lives alone and don't want to, you have many options. One of these options is moving into a senior living home. Below is information on what to look for when you start searching for your home so you can get moved in.
What They Offer
Different senior living home facilities offer different things. For example, many will offer recreation and games to help keep you busy and get you involved with other people in the facility. This may be creating a flower or vegetable garden, playing card games, doing crafts, painting, and much more. Ask the facility what they have so you can determine if they offer things that you like to do.
Many facilities also offer exercise classes to help keep you healthy. This may be an aerobics class, yoga, and even weightlifting. The fitness center allows you to exercise when you want instead of adhering to a schedule. The facility may have trainers that come onsite to help with training and creating a personal workout for you.
Look for facilities that offer transportation if you can no longer drive. This may be transportation to a grocery store, shopping area, pharmacy, and more. Many facilities have buses that can take you where you want to go.
If you do not want to or are not able to clean your own home, look for facilities that offer housekeeping services. If you do not like to cook, the facility should have a dining hall. If you have a pet that you want to keep, look for facilities that allow you to have pets. See if the facility has an area for dogs to play and walk.
Senior living homes offer houses that you can live in. Others also offer things like condominiums, apartments, and more. If you currently live in a house, you may want to choose this, or you may want to live in an apartment, etc., to be closer to other people.
One thing to consider is a house may be more expensive when compared to an apartment or condominium. This will depend on the senior living home that you choose. No matter what you choose, the location of the facility is something to take into consideration. You may want to be close to family members so they can visit you more often. You may want the facility to be close to shopping areas, parks, etc.
Visit a few senior living facilities in your area to determine what you would like best.Share
16 September 2021
My husband and I recently moved his mother to an assisted living facility. My name is Audrey Martin, and I am going to share our experience with you. My mother-in-law is eighty-two years old. She has been living on her own for twelve years since her husband passed away. My husband, David, is her only child. That left us in charge of making this decision for her since she has declined to the point of not being able to make sound decisions on her own. I’m not going to tell you that it’s been easy, but I will say that it can be done. I hope that what I’m about to share proves to be helpful to you should the time come that you are the one moving a loved one to an assisted living facility. Thanks for stopping by!