As your loved ones age, they’ll eventually require more assistance in completing simple daily activities, like cooking and cleaning. As such, an assisted living community can be an ideal place for them to live their retirement comfortably. But, some choose to move to assisted living early, even though they’re still able to complete these daily tasks independently. Here are the reasons why moving to assisted living early can be beneficial for your loved ones.
Takes Away The Stress Of Moving
As your loved ones enter retirement, they’re likely to begin downsizing. Regardless of whether it’s moving into a smaller home, or into an assisted living community, the process of sorting through a lifetime’s possessions can be difficult. Moving is a highly stressful event. So, doing it when your loved ones want to and not leaving it to the last moment, where it becomes absolutely necessary, can reduce some of that stress.
Eliminates Daily Stresses
Homeownership comes with more than the joy of having a space to call your own – the house comes with many responsibilities. These responsibilities range from repairs to regular lawn maintenance, to utility bills. As your loved ones age, it can become difficult for them to carry this workload independently. They may even have to hire someone to get these things done, increasing the cost of living independently in retirement. Making the shift to assisted living gives them the opportunity to live a low-maintenance lifestyle. They have the choice of getting things done on their own or reaching out to the dedicated team members of an assisted living community for a little help.
Maintains Your Independence And Provides Options
Making the move to an assisted living community early will radically change the current lifestyle, and enables your loved ones to maintain the current level of independence while being able to get the help they need later on. What an assisted living community promises are flexibility and freedom. At Blue Ridge, our dedicated team members are glad to help your loved ones out at any time of the day. Individually, they’re all well-qualified to provide excellent levels of personalized care. Our services extend from regular housekeeping and maintenance, escort and transportation services, to medication management and round-the-clock medical care. Taking care of all these daily tasks allows our residents to engage in the activities they love, planned by our knowledgeable Celebrations director. Let your loved ones pursue the things they love, by joining an assisted living community early!
Keeps Your Loved Ones Social
Living in an assisted living community allows your loved ones to reach out to those with similar interests, through activities organized by team members, which promote regular socializing. Choose from activities ranging from day trips, social events, games and arts and crafts workshops at an assisted living community.
Blue Ridge’s Continuum Of Care
Ensuring that your loved ones’ current needs are met is important, but is the retirement community of choice able to meet their future needs as well? Aging naturally brings about health complications, which are best dealt with by a community that has a continuum of care in place. Blue Ridge is one such place, offering both Assisted Living Suites and a Memory Care neighborhood for our residents to thrive. Please contact our retirement community today!