Would you or a loved one benefit from making the move to a senior living community? If paying for in-home care is proving to be too much or you find yourself socially isolated from living alone, always remember that you have options. In this family guide, we share with you some top tips for making the transition to senior living.
Starting the Conversation
Admittedly, starting the conversation can sometimes be the hardest part. If you noticed that your parent or loved one has become socially isolated from aging in place, consider what’s best for them. Would it be better for them to live in a warm and welcoming community, surrounded by peers their own age they can socialize with? If the answer is yes, there’s no right time to start the conversation. Now is as good a time as any.
If your loved one seems reluctant, always try to look at things from their point of view before pointing out the advantages of making the move. For instance, if they find themselves stuck at home most days because they have stopped driving, they will love the complimentary chauffeured transportation we offer at Mariposa. If your loved one is a social butterfly who has been restricted by their mobility limitations, point out that they will be living amongst friends and neighbors when they make the move.
Choosing the Right Community
Now that you have convinced your loved ones that making the move will be good for them, it’s time to shop around for the right community. Think about the services and amenities you would like to enjoy in your senior living community and start looking from there. Below are some of the features you may consider essential:
- A packed calendar of social and recreational activities and the amenities to go with it, such as games rooms, common areas, art studios, dining rooms, movie theaters, and more
- Senior-equipped fitness amenities that enable you to keep active with a regime of classes suited to your needs and abilities
- If you or your loved one require assistance with daily living tasks, you may want to take a closer look at what each community can offer such as 24/7 nursing care, transfer and ambulation assistance, and more
- A comprehensive range of services that take care of all aspects of life, such as housekeeping and maintenance
At Mariposa, we offer a wide range of stylish amenities and services to make our residents’ lives easier.
Getting Ready to Move
That’s it, you have selected the senior living community you want to move into – what next? From selling or renting out your existing property to packing the belongings you want to bring with you, it can all be a little overwhelming. However, there’s also so much to look forward to in this new phase of your life. You can be assured that when you are all settled in, your loved ones can pop by to visit any time they wish and in the meantime, you can get to know your new neighbors and make some friends!