Is Independent Living the Right Choice for Your Loved One?
Some senior citizens prefer to continue living in the family home after retirement, but this may not be possible. Your elderly relative may need help with cooking, cleaning, and chores, as well as contact with other people, especially peers. For these individuals, independent living can be the answer.
To help you locate the appropriate senior living arrangements for your loved one, call or email Jennifer Button at A Home Away From Home for consulting services. Upon your request, our senior living referral service can come up with a list of potential independent living communities at no charge to you.
The main requirement for living independently is capable management of the activities of daily living. When your relative can bathe, dress, and take medications on his or her own, he or she can be very comfortable living in such a setting — especially one that offers convenient services and plentiful activities. These communities provide services, such as prepared meals, cleaning, and laundry; as well as social activities that range from games to gatherings to exercise.
An independent living community takes both physical and emotional requirements into consideration. Your relative no longer has to take care of the maintenance and upkeep required from the family home, and he or she has company all around. This contributes greatly to a feeling of well-being and happiness. Call or email Jennifer to help you find the right independent living community for your loved one.