When your loved one starts showing signs of trouble in taking care of her home, senior housing may be an option to consider. Senior housing is intended for those who are in relatively good health, who have mobility either by walking or by wheelchair, and who do not require constant care. These complexes can offer an appealing, simpler lifestyle to seniors.
In general, senior housing is available through apartments at specific senior housing complexes. Elderly couples and individuals may wish to sell the family home and purchase an apartment because the burden of upkeep is instantly relieved. There is no need to worry about mowing lawns, shoveling snow, fixing the roof, or repairing the boiler. Everyday maintenance is included, and meals may even be offered. Light housecleaning services can often be obtained for an additional fee.
Besides a home without the maintenance, a senior housing complex offers a community to its residences. A complex may sponsor activities, such as day trips, art classes, and organized cards games, and it include facilities, such as an exercise room, a movie room, and personal gardening areas. Being surrounded by other people and staying active can help seniors lead a more fulfilling and healthy life. Therapeutic benefits may include sharpness of mind, a sense of belonging, motivation to try new things, and a sense of purpose.
Depending on the facility, a senior complex may offer some health services and/or assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, eating, transferring, and toileting. The cost of this care increase according to the services provided.
Senior housing may provide an option for those who are looking to downsize their homes and simplify their lives. Be sure to talk with your loved one about their needs and preferences for the future.
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