Man In Assisted Living BenchSeniors today are taking the transition to a ‘senior lifestyle’ very seriously. As more and more baby boomers retire they are looking hard at senior living environments in their geographic area, and they are making decisions on which option best meets their needs, or whether it is best to remain ‘in place’. Savvy retirees with concerns about losing independence will see that the options their parents faced have been revitalized with a new intensity to ensure Seniors retain their independence for as long as possible.

If you are a Senior, or a Senior’s loved one, in the process of finding and evaluating alternative living environments in your vicinity, you may be surprised to find both the numbers and the diversity have increased over the years. Even with the intense focus on helping Seniors maintain their independence, many Seniors prefer to remain home instead of relocating to these alternative environments. With the greater availability of home health care and home care assistance, Seniors can continue to remain right at home and receive quality ‘home instead’ senior care. Services such as respite care, senior helpers, and senior day care can also be engaged. For the many family members who provide home care for their loved ones these services allow them to take much needed breaks.

Some Seniors need more continuing care than in home care services can provide. For them assisted living facilities and nursing homes are potential choices. For Seniors worried about losing independence it’s important to know that these environments also promote independent living, and they offer opportunities where senior people meet others for activities, not just for meals. In fact, all quality assisted living environments are guided by these two basic tenets: Seniors are treated with dignity and respect; and, Seniors will be allowed to maintain and active, engaged and independent lifestyle, for as long as possible. If you or your family are considering these continuing care options keep in mind that all quality assisted living environments should provide these basics: 24 hour security and monitoring; basic nursing care, medicine dosing, and help with daily activities like dressing, bathing or toileting; local transportation; and opportunities for individual and group recreation.

Continuing care retirement communities offer Seniors a combination of environments and care levels. If you are considering an independent living environment but have concerns about meeting future health needs then this option may be a good choice. Once a member of these communities, if a Senior’s health needs require supervised care, they will have options to move to a facility within the community that better meets their needs.

Another alternative option open to Seniors is the environment that allows full independent living. This option includes 55 communities, retirement communities, senior apartments and senior condominiums. Most Seniors prefer to be fully independent and these options work well for them. With the added advantage of having available services that could provide house, lawn, auto and pet maintenance as needed, a lifestyle in these environments becomes more attractive.

OurSeniors.net MagazineThe process of finding and evaluating alternative living environments is complex, time consuming, and oftentimes overwhelming. OURSENIORS.NET can help you work through this complex process. We exist to help Seniors make the transition to senior living as easy, safe and rewarding as possible. When you have unanswered questions or need further information we encourage you to call on us for help. We can offer guidance in all types of senior living including:

  • Remaining right at home. We can help find home health care agencies that provide home care assistance and senior helpers. If medical issues subsequently dictate finding an alternative living environment we can provide answers to questions, such as: “Where are the licensed assisted living facilities and nursing homes near me located?” “How do we know if the facilities are licensed properly?” “Are there any other types of senior living near me?”
  • Assisted living facilities and nursing homes that offer continuing care and specialized services such as memory care living and skilled nursing care.
  • Continuing care retirement communities that offer independent senior living with options to customize care needs as they arise.
  • Independent living options, such as 55 communities, retirement communities, senior apartments and senior condominiums.

Transitioning to a senior lifestyle involves many matters and you can rely on OURSENIORS.NET for unbiased and trustworthy advice during this process. Whether you are evaluating local senior living communities or need assistance in finding vetted professionals in the medical, legal, banking, and realty fields, among others, we encourage you to call us for a free consultation.

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