Suppose you are starting to think about finding an assisted living, independent living, or memory care program to call home. In that case, there are some important questions you need to ask yourself before committing to any specific program. Having clear answers to these questions will help you find the right program that fits your needs and budget, saving you time and stress in the long run. Here are some important questions to ask yourself when searching for the right senior living community.t
Independent Senior Living
- Is keeping your house in good condition tiring?
At some point, taking care of a home can begin to feel overwhelming. If you’re tired of dealing with broken appliances, lawn upkeep, and other maintenance issues, it may be time to consider making a move to independent living.
- Are you tired of doing household chores?
Getting to and from work and running errands is hard enough for many of us, but it can feel like a full-time job for those living on their own. If you’re tired of cooking and washing up, then it may be time to consider moving to independent living. Not only will you save time and money, but as a bonus, your social life will improve as well!
- Are you still interested in learning and picking up new skills?
If you still want to learn new skills or take up a hobby, you should stay in a senior independent living community. Some facilities are specifically designed for older adults who can care for themselves but could benefit from help with day-to-day activities. These communities can provide your loved one with opportunities to continue learning new things, socialize with others and receive needed assistance if they need it.
- Would you like to expand your social circle?
If you’ve moved to a new area, chances are you don’t know anyone at all. It can be hard to make friends as an adult, but it’s important to expand your social circle because it makes life more enjoyable—and research shows it’s good for your health! Being connected helps reduce depression and stress, lowers blood pressure, and encourages healthy habits like exercising and eating well.
Assisted Senior Living
- Do you need assistance with activities of daily living?
When you feel like you’re in over your head or are just exhausted from taking care of yourself, that’s when it’s time to think about senior assisted living. The good news is that there are many different types of senior housing options available today. This means there are numerous ways to get assistance with activities of daily living while maintaining a high level of independence.
- Do you need to free yourself from tedious chores and house maintenance duties?
Moving to assisted living can be a wise decision if you don’t have a spouse, partner, or non-disabled child to help with basic home tasks such as laundry, cleaning, and gardening. With access to community resources like transportation and housekeeping assistance, you’ll still live independently while enjoying extra support for daily activities.
- Are you interested in learning new skills and socializing?
If you’re a senior who is tired of being lonely and isolated, you may be ready to leave independent living and move into a senior assisted living community. Senior assisted living communities have many opportunities for seniors who want to enjoy life, socialize, and learn new things every day.
Shine® Senior Living Memory Care
- Are you worried about your own safety or that of someone you love?
Living with memory loss and dementia can be frightening and frustrating. When a loved one becomes more forgetful, you’re naturally going to be worried about their safety. Do they eat well? Will they remember to take their medications? Can they avoid danger on their own? If these worries are always present, your loved one may need help from a memory care community. At those facilities, caregivers can keep an eye on residents and make sure they stay safe.
- Do you experience disorientation and confusion?
Make sure you’re living in a safe and secure environment by doing a cognitive evaluation. If you’re experiencing confusion, poor judgment, and disorientation in your home, then these could be signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Why Choose Discovery Village At Naples for Senior Living?
As we age, we experience changes in our bodies and minds that can result in forgetfulness or difficulty with everyday tasks. When these problems affect our ability to live independently, it’s time to consider long-term care options. SHINE® Memory Care is designed for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. We provide a safe and supportive environment, allowing residents to remain independent as long as possible. At Discovery Village At Naples, we believe that aging doesn’t mean living with an illness, but you need support at certain stages of life. Our memory care program provides personalized attention and assistance with daily activities like bathing and dressing and engaging activities such as crafts, movies, cooking classes, and more.