Are you or a loved one considering your senior living options? If so, one of the most important choices you have to make is that of moving vs. staying. When considering whether aging in place or moving to a senior living community is best for your needs, keep in mind the following factors.

Social Life          

Social isolation comes with many negative effects on health, both physical and mental. Ask yourself: do you have access to socialization opportunities from home? Are you able to get where you need to quickly and conveniently? If the answer is no, you may have found yourself virtually stuck at home most days, with little opportunity for socialization.

In a senior living community, you will be surrounded by neighbors and friends of a similar age, who are going through the same thing as you are. With a daily calendar of activities and events, you will never lack opportunities to get out and interact.

Housekeeping and Meal Preparation

Are you able to keep up with the responsibilities of homeownership, such as housekeeping and meal preparation? If you lack the time and/or energy to do so, you may find that you are living in an untidy and unclean environment, eating microwave meals most days. When that’s the case, your health can suffer.

When you move to a senior living community like Mariposa, all your basic needs will be taken care of. With a weekly housekeeping team to keep your home clean and comfortable and three freshly prepared meals provided for you each day, you never have to worry about not getting the nutrition you need.


Have you stopped driving for safety reasons, such as impaired vision? If so, you may find that you are increasingly reliant on loved ones to ferry you back and forth to appointments. This can make getting out challenging, especially if you are used to getting where you need to be, when you need to be before.

You never need to worry about your accessibility needs again when you move into a senior living community that provides complimentary chauffeured transportation. You can rely on our team at Mariposa to get you where you need to be, any time. Simply let us know the details a few days in advance and everything will be arranged for you.

Emergency Assistance

One common worry about living alone is that no one will be on hand to render immediate assistance in the case of an accident. This can be especially worrying if you have no way of getting back up without assistance after a fall. However, one thing to keep in mind is that you don’t have to live life this way: you have options.

In an assisted living community with emergency call systems fitted in each apartment, your chances of meeting with an accident with no one around are greatly reduced. In the unfortunate circumstance that you do fall, you can enjoy peace of mind that help is on the way timely.