It is often said that old age creeps up on you and you don’t realise when it’s time to move into a senior living community. While some families prefer living with their seniors right to the very end and find it very difficult to let them live somewhere else, it is in fact seniors themselves to decide to make this step forward and decide on a retirement community. The myths of such an establishment have been cleared long ago and it is now obvious that a professional retirement home offers many benefits. But when is it time to do this? How do you know that living with your family is no longer advisable? In general, senior independent living Coeur d’Alene homes are created for people ages 55 and older, but not everyone is the same. In fact, many seniors are still active even in their early 70s, while others are forced to quit their jobs in their 50s. It all depends on factors like health, financial possibilities, location, relations with family members and, of course, personal preference.
You find it hard to take care of your house
One of the first signs that you might need to consider a retirement community is the inability to take care of your house as well as you used to. If chores like paying the bills, dusting, cleaning the house or taking out the thrash, start to seem difficult, then, for your own safety, you need assisted living. Some seniors can postpone this because they have friends, family or neighbours to help them out, but it’s quite are to find someone who is available 24/7.
Lack of social interaction
Old age is often idealised as a perfect period of your life when you are surrounded by your entire family and you play with your nephews all day long. However, it is quite uncommon nowadays for married couples to still live with their parents or grandparents, so, more often than not, the latter end up living alone. This can be both tedious and risky, especially if your spouse has passed away and you cannot socialise with anyone. Being old doesn’t have to mean isolating yourself from others. By joining a senior independent living community, you can spend your days with people of the same age and even join clubs and pursue your hobbies!
What is the state of your health?
Last, but not least, you should start looking for a retirement community as soon as your health state starts to deteriorate and you can no longer take care of yourself. Whether poor health comes as a result of a surgical intervention, chronical condition, or simply old age, you shouldn’t wait any longer, because living alone, unsupervised, can be dangerous. In a retirement community, there is professional staff who helps you with your meals, getting dressed and taking your meds. If you can’t get around, they can make sure you’re always safe, so that you don’t have to depend in your family members.