If you are considering a move to a senior living home in Frisco, TX, it is important to first determine what type of retirement community best suits you. If you have no problem whatsoever with taking care of yourself and executing ADLs (activities of daily living), an Independent Living Retirement Community may be perfect for you. On the other hand, you may decide to look into assisted living or even a memory care community if you (or a loved one) need a bit more medical care and attention.
If you already receive in-home care, or a loved one does, you may also be wondering if there is a certain point in time when the move to a retirement community is, more or less, called for. When is home care simply not enough? When is a move to a community in which more attention and care can be received the best idea?
Here are some signs:
Too Many Modifications Are Required
In order to stay safe in your home (or that of a loved one), more and more modifications might need to be made once retirement age has been reached and exceeded. Even with a number of modifications in place – and with a home care professional on duty – it may still become more and more dangerous to stay at home.
Lack of mobility, problems with balance, poor vision, and more can threaten the safety and well-being of those in their golden years. Wider halls and doorways, an absence of tripping hazards (rugs), raised toilet seats, grab bars, ramps (instead of stairs), emergency call buttons, and more can be found in retirement communities. Those all provide a safer environment.
Cognitive Decline Is Increasing
As you age, it is not uncommon to become a tad forgetful. However, getting lost, wandering away from home, skipping medication, leaving a pot burning on the stove, and other signs of extreme forgetfulness and/or confusion can be dangerous symptoms. It’s time to discuss with your doctor (or that of a loved one) the possibility of dementia if the above stated signs and symptoms have begun to show up.
There are specialty communities refer to as “Memory Care Communities” that deal specifically with the emotional, social, and cognitive needs of those with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc.
There Is Little To No Contact with Neighbors, Family, and/or Friends
Depression and isolation are very real threats as you age. In fact, isolation, in addition to leading to depression, can also result in anxiety, a weakened immune system, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. The number of people around isn’t particularly the issue, but the quality of time you spend with them is.
With numerous activities constantly being scheduled, health and wellness programs, classes, game nights/movie nights/etc., and more, there is never a lack of something to do or good people with which to do it at a retirement community.
Mental Stimulation and Physical Activity Are Lacking
Unfortunately, there might be very little opportunity to stimulate your brain or exercise sufficiently in your home. For healthy aging, both are important. In a retirement community, through various programs, socialization is promoted, therapeutic physical exercise opportunities are provided, mental acuity is encouraged, mobility issues can be addressed, and more.
Enjoy Independent Living Near Frisco
Please keep in mind that only Independent Living is offered in our community, but there are other Discovery Village locations offering more extensive care including Assisted Living and Memory Care communities.
In our Independent Living community, the opportunities for socialization abound. Physical activity and mental stimulation can be pursued, as well, through the many activities and events we schedule every month. Numerous safety features are in place, and a care team member is always on site.
Would you like more information?
- If you’d like, you can opt for convenience by filling out our online form. Simply send it in and someone will be in touch.
- If you have a moment, click our Video Tour on this page.
- You can speak to someone about sales and leasing by calling 972-779-0782.
- For other inquiries, please contact us at 972-810-0200.
Until you can schedule a tour in person, this will give you an idea of what we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you.