Make the Move
Choosing to move into a retirement community is as personal as the person making the decision. There is no clear-cut, step-by-step template that tells people (or their families) exactly when it is time to consider a senior living community, whether that be an independent living community, assisted living community or nursing home. However, there are numerous signs that a new living arrangement is needed, such as inability to manage a home’s upkeep, assistance with meals, medication management, loneliness, and other issues.
As you might expect, choosing a senior care residence for yourself or a loved one is one of the biggest decisions in life. It involves the sobering realization that living alone in your home full of memories may no longer be the best setting to live comfortably. Fortunately, many more independent and assisted living options are available today than there were decades ago. In fact, Harmony Seniors Services communities offer many different living options.
“Choice” is the key word in any conversation about senior living options. Senior living offers choice about where you or your loved one wants to live, choice about the services provided, and choice about the level of care and type of environment that bests matches your or your loved one’s physical and emotional needs. Each resident and potential resident is a unique individual, so high-quality senior living residences offer a wide array of choices.
While each senior living community is different, typical Harmony communities include:
- Chef-inspired meals
- Housekeeping services
- Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and walking
- Access to health and medical services
- Alzheimer’s and memory care
- Staff available to respond to both scheduled and unscheduled needs
- 24-hour security
- Emergency call systems for each resident’ apartment
- Exercise and wellness programs
- Medication management
- Personal laundry services
- Social and recreational activities
- Educational activities
- Internet access
For assisted living-specific community information, The Assisted Living Federation of America offers a great Guide to Choosing a Community (Assisted Living Federation of America)
To learn more about choosing a retirement community, visit How to Choose the Right Community.