Senior Living Gives Seniors & Adult Children Peace Of Mind
Children—even adult children—turn to their parents for support. They see their parents as caregivers, and it’s often a surprise when the roles become reversed. Seemingly out of the blue, sons and daughters notice their parents slowing down. They may even worry about their parents living in a house by themselves. Their parents, though, almost always want to maintain their independence. Senior living is a smart solution to satisfy both parties and offers peace of mind.
Senior Living For You & Your Parents
Many retirement communities are designed to provide the independent lifestyle active seniors want and offer higher levels of care if they need it. The support is available but isn’t a part of seniors’ lives until they need it.
Why Senior Living Is Good For Your Parents
1. An Active Lifestyle With More Freedom
Senior living communities like Asbury Village allow seniors to live without the hassle and frustrations of home maintenance. Enriching activities, wellness programs, and interesting classes help seniors stay active and healthy and explore more of their interests. Community living offers older adults the opportunity to experience joy during retirement years.
2. A Plan For Future Health Care
If a senior selects a Life Plan Community, they’ll give themselves—and their children—greater peace of mind because they’ll already have convenient access to higher levels of care if they need it. With assisted living, residents can remain on the familiar senior living campus even if their health needs change.
3. A Wide Array Of Residence Choices
Seniors have varied opinions about downsizing their residence. That’s why senior living communities offer myriad living options. With a campus full of amenities around them, seniors can decide to lighten their load and downsize to a one-bedroom apartment. Or they can choose a patio villa for more space and seclusion. There are no wrong answers—just what’s right for the new resident.
Why Senior Living Communities Are Good For Adult Children, Too
1. You’ll Know They’re Safe
According to the CDC, 25% of seniors fall each year, but only half will report it to their doctor. Older adults don’t have to strain themselves with yard work or home maintenance at a senior living community, protecting them from unnecessary accidents. Communities are specifically designed to minimize the risk of tripping. And if a senior does fall at a community, trained team members and supportive neighbors will be close by to help.
2. You’ll Know They’re Socializing & Having Fun
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report that one-fourth of adults age 65 or older are considered socially isolated. At senior living communities, residents can make new friends on campus, socialize any time and participate in enrichment programming. They can still enjoy the companionship and support of their lifelong loved ones while adding friendly team members and interesting neighbors.
Start The Discussion About Senior Living
Seniors and their adult children should discuss a move to a senior living community with openness, patience and genuine affection. Even when moving leads to new and vibrant opportunities, it’s always a big decision, and leaving a long-time residence can evoke a lot of strong emotions. Be patient with each other.
If you’re ready for what’s next at Asbury Village, our helpful cost calculator tool can help you compare the cost of community living versus staying in your house. We also invite you to fill out a form below to ask us a question, schedule a tour or explore your options with Asbury Village.