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Posted March 6, 2020

 

We all know someone who is getting older- a parent, grandparent, or another family member- and, because they become unable to live alone, you begin thinking about a senior  living community . Whether you’re looking into this possibility now or preparing for the future, many families like yours wonder if it’s worth it. Here are some reasons why a senior living community  is worth the extra expense:

 

  • No Home Maintenance  

No matter the size of your home, there will always be maintenance involved in living there. Things like yard work and daily cleaning can be tolling and sometimes unachievable for seniors. This does not even include repair costs and the headache involved in hiring someone to help. When moving into a senior living community these issues are nonexistent or greatly minimized, leading to a more relaxed and enjoyable retirement for your loved ones. 

  • Personalized Care 

Everyone as they age require different care to remain happy and healthy, and in senior living those goals are easily attainable. When picking a community, whether it be assisted living or memory care plans for each senior are personalized to meet their needs. Health, both physical and mental, can be discussed with a Senior Living Advisor to find the best match in a community.  

  • Make New Friends  

As we age getting out and about gets harder, so therefore making and maintaining friendships can also be more difficult for seniors. One of the great things about senior living communities is how they are meant to be social places. Whether your loved one is alone or does have a significant other, talking and enjoying activities with others is crucial to many senior’s happiness and mental health. Seniors care communities offer many fun, enriching activities and amenities for seniors to enjoy all in a safe way matching their level of ability. 

 

  • One Payment Covers most of your Needs 

Life on your own can be a lot of paperwork and errands. One of the most convenient things about senior living is that one payment covers most of your needs. There’s no more need for weekly grocery store runs and paying the water bill because most of your loved one’s needs will be covered.  

  • You’re not getting Younger Move while your Healthy 

Deciding when to move into a senior living community can be a difficult question for many families, but one thing to keep in mind when making this hard choice is that moving on your terms is always better than waiting till you must. Selling a home and moving to a new place is stressful so it’s best to make the move while you’re in good health. This also allows your loved one to have a bigger say in what they want in a community rather than waiting till the family must make the choice. 

 

Though senior living communities do carry a higher expense they are well worth the cost for your loved ones. Whether in Barrington, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, Lake Zurich, Deer Park, Inverness, Bull Valley, Crystal Lake, Schaumberg, and Hoffman Estates, senior living communities should be a top priority for your loved ones as they age! 

Sarita Pattisam

Sarita is a current student at Otterbein University pursuing a degree in Biology with a Pre-med focus. She plans to attend Medical school after undergrad.

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