It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of moving into senior living was something older adults refused to even consider. Today, however, many seniors are looking forward to moving into a community that offers maintenance-free living, restaurant-style dining, active friendships and more. But even if the idea of never having to mow the lawn or rake leaves again sounds attractive, you may be wondering “is now the right time to move? Should I wait? How will I know when the time is right?” “There really is no wrong time to move into senior living,” says Mike Silverman, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Pointe, a senior living community offering exceptional lifestyles in the Jewish tradition. “However, there are some signs that indicate a move to senior living might be beneficial to you or a loved one.” Here are five of the signs that might mean a move to senior living would be beneficial – and even more importantly, that you are ready to move into senior living.
- You feel like taking care of your home is too much work.
- You don’t feel particularly safe in your home.
- The tasks of daily life are becoming difficult.
- You’re lonely and you’d like the sense of community.
- You want peace of mind.