Making big changes can be a challenge at any stage in your life, but making the transition to a senior living community can be particularly difficult. Concerns about independence, seeing loved ones and maintaining hobbies are often top of mind for people looking to make the move into a retirement community. Luckily, many communities now offer amenities, activities and flexibility that can help you or your loved one continue to live their best life.
While the quality and services of senior living communities have increased over the past years, it is still important to find a location that is suited to your unique expectations and needs. If you are looking to move to a new retirement community, here are some considerations you must make to ensure you get the best lifestyle possible:
- Quality: Read about different communities and the caretakers who work there. Consider cleaning and maintenance staff, healthcare providers and the number of staff in relation to the number of residents. If you or your loved one prefer more personal care or a higher level of privacy, look at the options provided and weigh pros and cons accordingly.
- Price: There are a range of pricing options among senior living communities. Depending on the living arrangements, level of care required and amenities offered, some communities may be more affordable than others. Take price into account and compare your current cost of living to different accommodations. Limiting the financial stress of the move will help you and your family get the most out of your new living situation.
- Location: Being able to see friends and family is a major consideration for most people entering a retirement community. Choosing a location near your old neighborhood or family makes having visitors easier. Seeing loved ones regularly can make the transition into community living easier and also ensures you can take part in family events and holidays.
- Amenities: It is important that you can still take part in your favorite activities and remain both physically and socially active as you enter a new living arrangement. Libraries, computer access, faith centers, swimming pools and fitness studios are offered at many continuing care communities. Also be sure to take a look at the planned social events, weekly activities and outings. Decide what amenities are important to you and seek a community that can meet your needs.
- Services: The community should offer aging services that can grow with you and provide the flexibility you need to make long term arrangements.
Wesley Enhanced Living provides a range of options, from independent living to personal care, to rehabilitation and skilled nursing, to specialized services for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Consider the training and skills of employees in the community and feel free to ask questions that pertain to your healthcare requirements. Wesley Enhanced Living’s six communities throughout Philadelphia and its suburbs can offer high quality services and keep you healthy and active. Give us a call for more information and fill out the New Resident Application form when you are ready. We offer a variety of services, specialized care, exciting activities, programming and different living options to help you or your loved one continue to live a fulfilling life.
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