Our retirement years could be the best time of our lives! Think about the amount of time we’ll have to explore our interests and pick up new hobbies, and spend time with your family members. However, as we age, we may also realize that we might have to transition from our homes to an independent living facility, both for our own safety, as well as for our family members’ peace of mind. However, how do we know when is the time to make the move into an independent living community? Here are some signs you can look out for.
Difficulty in Performing Daily Tasks
If you or your loved ones find that performing household chores is becoming more difficult or burdensome, it may be time to consider moving to an independent living community. In fact, the very thought of handling household chores is enough to put a dent in your day! By transiting to an independent living community, these household chores will no longer get in the way of letting you live a fulfilling life.
Difficulty in Carrying Out Household Maintenance
Is your house falling into disrepair? If you haven’t dusted your furniture, repaired the leaky tap, mowed your lawn or changed the furnace filters in the longest time, you might like to ask yourself why. If you find it difficult to carry out these house maintenance work, perhaps it’s time to consider moving into an independent community.
Safety Becomes an Issue
Home may not be the safest haven. As we age, we may be more prone to falls and accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four seniors are injured from falls every year! For instance, getting into and out of the bathtub can be a daily hazard for us due to a heightened risk of falling or slipping. If we are staying on our own, this can be a great concern.
Independent living facilities are designed and built with seniors’ safety in mind. They provide a safe environment for residents and help is always around the corner.
Strain on Your Family Members
When your family members notice that you are behind in your household chores, they may try to help you out as much as possible. However, due to their own work and family commitments, it may soon put a strain on them. They may then feel guilty about not being able to come over every day. Knowing that you are alone, they may also worry about your safety. What if something happens and you’re not able to get to a phone?
If your family members have shared about their concerns with you, perhaps it’s time to consider making the move.
Independent Living at Discovery Village At Sugarloaf
If you have made the decision to move into an independent living community, we would like to invite you to visit our community at Discovery Village At Sugarloaf. Our team of friendly staff will be more than happy to show you around and answer any questions that you may have. We provide personalized care plans for all our residents and we’d be happy to tailor one for you that’ll suit your needs and preferences. Schedule a tour with us today!