Top 10 Reasons To Move Into Independent Living Or Assisted Living In Denver
The decision to move – at any time in your life – is an intensely personal one. Many seniors contemplate their options for months, or even years, reluctant to make a move. Moving is always a hassle, and making this big of a life change can be even more difficult, but there are some positives, lots of positives.
Reason #1: Peace Of Mind
Moving into an independent living community or assisted living facility can give you peace of mind…that someone will always be there, that you can get the help you need without having to call on friends or family…that you don’t have to worry about taking care of home maintenance and repairs, and much more.
Reason #2: Hassle-Free Living
In both independent living and assisted living, you have your own apartment, but you’re not responsible for anything. If something goes wrong, you simply call the front desk. This radical “downsizing” appeals to many seniors who want to shed responsibilities as they grow older.
Reason #3: The Help You Need
In independent living, and particularly assisted living, you can get the help you need, when you need it. In independent living, you’ll have meals, transportation, and visits from health care providers available within the community. In assisted living, you can also receive help with dressing, personal hygiene, bathing, incontinence, medications, and more.
Reason #4: Socialization And Activities
If you feel like you’ve become more isolated in recent months or years, moving into an independent living or assisted living facility in the Denver metro area can correct that. In a senior community, you’ll come into contact with other like-minded people who can become acquaintances, companions, or friends. Most of the larger communities have a slate of activities to choose from every month, which ensures that you’ll always have something to do.
Reason #5: Meals
Some meals are provided at independent living communities in Denver, and all meals and snacks are provided at most assisted living facilities. In both types of setting, you’ll generally have an apartment that includes a full kitchen or kitchenette, but it’s nice to have the option of not having to grocery shop and cook.
Reason #6: Transportation
If you don’t like to drive or can’t drive anymore because of medical reasons, you’ll appreciate that most independent living and assisted living communities offer individual transportation (to medical appointments) and group transportation (for shopping, eating out, cultural events, and other outings).
Reason #7: Declining Health
It’s no fun to be faced with more and more health problems, but these often come (and multiply) as we age. If you feel like your health is declining, assisted living could provide you with the support you need to avoid a fall, injury, or health crisis.
Reason #8: Safety And Security
Independent living and assisted living environments are safe and secure, and most of them have emergency call systems and/or daily check-ins. This ensures that if something happens, someone will be there to help.
Reason #9: True Independence
At first blush, it might seem as if a move to independent living or assisted living is a step down in independence, but quite the opposite is often true. If you’re uncomfortable asking for help from family, friends, or neighbors or don’t have anyone in the Denver area who can help you, moving into a senior community can allow you to maintain your independence.
Reason #10: Be Proactive Instead Of Reactive
Many seniors (or their families) wait too long to make a decision about moving into independent living or assisted living and then find that they have limited options. Being proactive, instead of reactive, can help ensure that you can live the best life, in the community that’s the best fit for you.
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