It's not always easy to know when the it's the best time to move into a senior living community, and there is no one right answer for everyone. Overall, there are two big factors that should be considered when making this decision: healthcare and social support.
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Taking health into consideration means looking at things like need for care and mobility. Does the senior require frequent appointments, at-home checkups or daily medication? Would he or she benefit from on-site healthcare professionals?
Mobility is a huge factor. Is driving an issue, or does he or she need help with dressing, preparing meals or getting to and from places? If getting access to medical care or difficulty getting around are issues, then a senior community can help make life much easier and safer.
Social support is just as important as physical health when it comes to making a decision about whether or not to move into a senior living community, maybe even more so. A common point in which a senior moves is often after the death of a spouse. Social connection is so important, and a lack of it can cause depression and even physical illness.
Seniors who live far from family members, who don't have an active social life or who have recently lost a loved one will benefit from moving to a senior community where they can build new friendships and engage in social activities.
These are two of the main considerations when determining if now is the time to transition to a senior living community. A quality community with healthcare services, social support and beautiful surroundings can greatly increase a senior's quality of life.
Contact Jacaranda Trace today to set up an appointment and see how you can increase your quality of life by moving into our retirement community in Venice, Florida.