You’re likely to receive a variety of answers if you ask retired individuals and their families why the move to a retirement community was made. Among those conversations, however, you’ll likely find a common thread: The benefits of assisted living for the family. In the decision-making process, one of the key factors was how the family would be impacted (currently and in the future) by whether the person remained at home, in their care, or moved to a better suited atmosphere in a retirement community.
This is particularly the case if cognitive issues have arisen or if your loved one is in need of assistance with daily activities.
What are the benefits of your loved one residing in an assisted living community?
Why People Choose Retirement Communities
Though there are many reasons why the move to a retirement community may be made, here are the most common:
- To protect the future security and quality of life for the person in question.
- Families can play a big part in where loved ones get quality, affordable care.
- Your loved one doesn’t have to feel like they are a financial or emotional burden to you and the family. (Not that they are, but many retirement age and older adults feel that, as they age, they become a burden.)
Less Strain On Family Members
Family members of a loved one who needs constant care and/or assistance with daily activities experience stress and strain in a number of ways. They want to make sure their loved one is cared for, but they also need time for themselves, their job, and their family.
Here are ways in which family members can experience less stress and strain thanks to an assisted living community for their loved one:
- Their overall health will no longer be affected by the physical and emotional strain of caregiving (not to mention exhaustion, chronic illness, depression, burnout, etc.).
- A family member will not need to decrease their hours at work in order to care for their loved one.
- Family members will have time to devote to themselves as well as to the rest of their family.
- It can cost less for a loved one to live in a retirement community than in their private home when all expenses are considered.
Our Assisted Living Community Offers Peace of Mind for the Entire Family
Is your retirement age parent experiencing increasing difficulty executing certain everyday activities? You may be coming to the realization that your parent needs assistance on a more frequent basis these days. While you’re likely willing to offer that assistance, it may not leave enough time for self-care and the care of your family – not to mention a job. For these reasons, and many more, we provide an Assisted Living Community that offers numerous on-site amenities, three nutritious meals a day, a cozy residence, and the care and assistance your loved one needs.
Feel free to contact us. For sales and leasing inquiries regarding our residences, please call 219-207-7185. General inquiries can be directed to 219-764-2900. If you’d like, you can fill out and send in our convenient online form. We’ll get back to you ASAP.
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