Is It Time to Move? Why Apartments Are Easier to Manage for SeniorsJanuary 12, 2023
Today’s world might often feel isolated and restrictive. It is understandably necessary to take precautionary measures for our own safety, yet this also limits us from seeing loved ones in person, or moments of quiet dining with others. Living at an active residence provides a breath of fresh air — you can start experiencing daily life activities again such as fitness programs and exquisite cuisine.
Enjoy the convenience of home-style living with compassionate and considerate staff members always within reach. Our welcoming atmosphere ensures that everything you need is only steps away, enhancing your daily routine for a relaxed experience in a friendly environment.
The importance of having a life plan
Reflecting on the critical factors of life and determining your goals is an essential step in deciding whether to move into an apartment. Take some time for yourself, grab a pen, and jot down all that matters most. Once you have created your personal priority list, separate it from other objectives so as to focus more intently when executing this important decision-making process.
Through the development of a life plan, you can achieve balance and experience the harmonious benefits that come from avoiding compromise in your relationships, health and connection with your children.
Crafting a life plan can provide clarity and direction — empowering you to create an enhanced future not just for yourself, but also those that matter most.
The challenges that come with living in a traditional home as a senior
As we age, our health can become a real roadblock to living an independent life. Older adults face medical issues ranging from the uncomfortable to the potentially fatal. Osteopenia, arthritis and vision or hearing loss are just some of these problems that may be encountered in their later years.
Maintaining a household takes more than just effort and time, as it comes with considerable monetary costs too. Bringing on another assistant for daily errands and tidying is an additional expense — plus any money needed to ensure the place of residence remains comfortable, secure, and well-maintained.
Aging can be a difficult experience, especially if you’re faced with declining social connections. As those closest to us move away and our peers begin dealing with their own life transitions, feelings of isolation become increasingly common for seniors living at home. Living in a senior living environment can help alleviate some of those lonely feelings and give seniors a sense of community.
The growing popularity of apartment living among seniors
Senior living is changing as many elders are now seeking alternate housing solutions. Apartments provide a range of lifestyle benefits that make them an attractive alternative to the traditional household, such as lower maintenance and increased independence.
- Contrary to residing at home, there are expense and comfort savings.
- Security and convenience to neighbors, peers, and many more.
The Advantages of Apartment Living for Seniors
– Reduced maintenance and upkeep
Apartment living may not only save you money, but also time and energy. By removing the labor-intensive maintenance of a house from your day-to-day schedule, apartment life frees up more hours for leisure activities or pursuits on your bucket list before retirement.
– No lawn care or landscaping
Senior apartments proudly provide elderly citizens with much more than a safe place to live. Through volunteer-run gardening and lawn cleaning services, seniors can find helpful relief from the physical work of managing their yards — providing peace of mind during those dry spells when overgrown areas pose fire risks.
– No exterior maintenance or repairs
Staying in a retirement apartment has several benefits, one of which is not having to bother about upkeep. Housekeeping is available for your convenience, making day-to-day living a breeze.
– Increased safety and security
Our apartments provide active members with a safe and secure environment. Features like handrails, emergency alert buttons, plus anti-slip surfaces contribute to making your stay worry-free so you can focus on enjoying all that the area has to offer.
– Controlled access to buildings
Residing in a senior living community is a safe, tranquil experience due to measures taken to exclude unauthorized visitors. Residents have the advantage of living among their peers in an atmosphere that offers peace and privacy as access requires either having social ties or being part of the community.
– On-site staff and emergency response teams
By providing both a sense of protection and surveillance, security personnel are prepared to respond quickly in times of crisis while also keeping an eye out for the general welfare of their community.
– Access to amenities and services
At Stonebridge, we offer a wide array of amenities, including an art studio, fine dining, an on-site health and wellness clinic and much more. You will never be bored when you join our community.
– Social engagement and community
Events and special interests are frequently promoted in active senior apartments, so you can make new friends.
– Opportunities to connect with other residents
You’re most likely to meet neighbors with similar interests because your community has many residents.
– Activities and events organized by on-site staff
To keep you actively involved all year round, senior apartments provide a comprehensive calendar of programs, special gatherings, socials, education programs and service opportunities.
The Process of Moving
– Downsizing and decluttering
Moving to a new place can be overwhelming, but by reducing your possessions you could save yourself time and money. You’ll also avoid the headache of dealing with costly removal companies or stressing over what items to pack up. Just remember: less is more when it comes to packing for relocation.
– Selecting the right community and apartment
Valuing your “need to” when looking for a property can simplify the decision-making process. Along with working with the community’s staff, you should take time to learn about the local area and what you want to be surrounded by on a daily basis.
– Making the transition
Downsizing to a senior living apartment can be daunting, but once you make the transition, it will pay off in the long run. You will feel safer, more secure, and surrounded by caring neighbors and staff who will help you make your golden years some of the best of your life.
With patience and boldness, you can find the perfect place to call home. Take a drive around town, speak with those living in the area, and ask questions to ensure your choice is well informed. When it comes down to deciding where you’ll live — trust yourself and make sure it feels secure and comfortable.
Life plans give us the opportunity to create tangible goals that can help propel our ambitions and dreams into action. By setting them in writing, we ensure an added element of accountability when it comes to achieving these objectives, and making decisions that reflect what truly matters most.
If you’re looking for a place to call home, Stonebridge is right here waiting for you. Contact us to speak with a member of our team today.