As you get older, your living needs may change. You may be sick of cooking every night or being solely responsible for cleaning and home maintenance. If you require a higher level of care, you may have to decide to between moving to a retirement living suite or getting care at home.
For a long time, seniors and families had to choose between long-term care homes and at-home care. The former was not an appealing option for seniors who still wanted to live an independent life. Today, retirement residences have bridged the gap between these two options. Unlike long-term care homes, retirement residences are for seniors who want to keep living independently. They can access flexible care at All Seniors Care Living Centres and there are many reasons to consider retirement living.
No Need for Expensive Renovations
The cost of staying at home is higher than just hiring a caregiver. To make independent living possible in your home, there are number of expensive renovations you may need to undertake, including:
- Widening doorways for wheelchairs and mobility devices
- Bathroom grab bars
- Replacing door knobs with levers
- Installing slip-resistant flooring to reduce falling risks
- Wheelchair ramps and chair lifts
- Adjusting the height of kitchen countertops
The renovations can be expensive, while retirement residences already come with universal design. You may not have figured the cost of renovating your home into your retirement plan, whereas selling your home can be a valuable way to increase your retirement savings.
Enjoy an Active Social Life
There’s no better way to feel young than making new friends and enjoying an active social life. Retirement residences are great places to meet new friends. With plenty of classes, exercise programs, art lessons, and game nights, it’s easy to make fast friends in a new environment. Staying at home, on the other hand, can lead to loneliness and isolation, especially if your family has moved away.
Take a look at some senior living advice you can use offered by some of our residents; everyone agrees that staying active and social is a sure path to happiness in your older years.
Getting Plenty of Exercise and Mental Stimulation
Staying fit and physically active will help you live an independent lifestyle for longer. An active exercise routine designed for seniors can improve your balance, cardiovascular health, and muscle strength. Regular exercise will also reduce your risk of falling. Every All Seniors Care retirement residence offers exercise classes that are designed for seniors, including chair yoga, Aquafit, Tai Chi, walking for cardiovascular health, and more.
If you think retirement living is right for you, be sure to check our retirement residences in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Quebec, as we have retirement residences across the country. There are plenty of reasons to choose retirement living. Check out a retirement residence near you today!