Unfortunately, some people wait until it’s absolutely necessary to make the much-needed move to assisted living. Possibly they are plagued by the misconceptions and myths that haunt retirement living. Today’s retirement communities are not what they were decades ago. Currently, assisted living communities offer perks and amenities that allow retirement-age individuals to live in style, while still getting the care and assistance they need.
Granted, for anyone of any age, the idea of changing one’s lifestyle and moving to a new location can be daunting. It can be trying to convince your parent or another loved one that a move to assisted living is what’s not only best for them but for all parties concerned. People tend to put off a decision such as this.
Chances are, however, once your loved one moves into a premier assisted living community, you will both wonder why you put it off so long.
Is it time to discuss assisted living with your loved one? Here are some reasons why you should no longer delay.
It’s Only Going to Get Harder
Particularly if your loved one’s health and mobility are already on the decline, it’s just going to become harder and harder for them to move to an assisted living community, the longer you both wait. Things don’t often get easier as a person ages – much the opposite, in fact.
Decreased Socialization and Increased Loneliness Threaten Mental and Physical Health
With all of the opportunities for socialization that exist in today’s assisted living communities, loneliness will never again be a concern for your loved one. With dances, movie nights, game nights, concerts, holiday celebrations, and more, there’s always something to do and someone their age to do it with.
Caring for Your Loved One Will Only Become More Difficult
If you are currently the primary caregiver for your loved one, even if you’re sharing those responsibilities with another family member or professional, don’t count on things getting easier as time goes by. Mobility will decrease even further and there is always the threat of mental decline, as well. Your first priority is to care for yourself and your family if you have one. You can’t do that if you’re caring for your aging loved one 24/7. What’s more, you may not be able to deliver the appropriate/required care needed, the longer you let things go.
The Risk of Accidents and Falls Will Increase Over Time
As already suggested, if your loved one’s health is declining, chances are, it will continue to do so. Eventually, as mobility decreases, the risk of falls and other accidents will increase. Once people of a certain age fall, if severe injuries result, the road to recovery is exceedingly difficult. Some simply never recuperate 100%.
Far better to avoid these risks before they become a threat.
Regency Pointe Offers Premier Assisted Living
With caring professionals, numerous amenities, an impressive selection of floor plans, programs promoting socialization and fitness, housekeeping and maintenance services, and monthly activities constantly being scheduled, those requiring assisted living can live a healthier, happy lifestyle at Regency Pointe.
To speak to a representative regarding sales and leasing, please phone 256-269-1919. For all other inquiries, phone 256-456-0016. Feel free to use our convenient online form to open the lines of communication. While we’re on the topic of your parents and assisted living, why not schedule a tour so you can show them all we have to offer?
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