Making the move to a senior living community can be an emotionally fraught decision for more than one reason. Whether your circumstances have taken an unexpected change from your plans to age in place or if you are having trouble figuring out the finances, we hear you. In our senior living guides, you can find the information you need to make a well-informed decision for yourself or a loved one.
Transitioning to senior living is never easy, both for the prospective resident and their family members. If you have an elderly loved one who needs assistance with daily living tasks or has grown socially isolated from living alone, moving to a senior living community can be the best choice for them. There’s no guilt in making this decision if it’s what’s best for your loved one. In addition, if your loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s, you may not have the specialized training required to provide the best in-home memory care for them.
Bringing up the conversation about senior living can be tough, especially if your loved one is keen to age in place. Always approach the topic in a compassionate and understanding manner instead of getting confrontational. Point out the benefits they can enjoy from moving into a senior living community, such as being surrounded by peers their own age. Although aging in place can be the best option when everything falls into place, circumstances can change and there’s nothing wrong with choosing a different retirement lifestyle than the one you had in mind.
Below are some ways our residents fund their senior living lifestyles:
- Selling or Renting Their Existing Properties
Before making the move to senior living, you may be looking to sell or rent your existing home. This can very well provide you with a large portion of the sum you need to pay for senior living.
- Insurance and Grants
You may be considering cashing in your life insurance policy to pay for senior living. Depending on your circumstances, some grants may also be open to you, such as Veterans’ benefits.
Many people start saving for their retirement lifestyles years in advance. If that applies to you, you may already have a comfortable nest egg. When you make the move to a senior living community like Mariposa, you can customize the lifestyle you want. Indulge in your hobbies and interests, keep fit with exercise classes and keep your mind sharp by attending social events and taking part in recreational activities.