Getting To Know Your Options
Entering the transitional period into senior living can lead to feelings of uncertainty. But knowing what your options are can help ease that anxiety. Before starting to research your family’s continuing care options take the time to discuss what matters most to them. A national survey tracking senior's most valued amenities highlights the common wants and needs of the community. And senior living communities are rising to the challenge by working to both maintain a home lifestyle and offer additional perks to community living. The study found that many seniors value their mobility which can be found in amenities such as "easy access to transportation", "parking garages", and "outdoor spaces". Keeping the same lifestyle is also a priority for many and senior living facilities are rising to meet this challenge by offering "pet-friendly facilities" and other features such as a “well-designed kitchen” that can help maintain a sense of similarity. Some senior living companies offer options that can help assist in their movements such as personal parking spaces, and elevator access/no step facilities. If the senior in your life wishes for a more active lifestyle then they are not alone as 27% of seniors prefer a gym and 23% wish for a pool. Establishing a personal checklist of amenities simplifies and even makes the premise of a move later in life exciting. Search for your favorite amenities on GoldenSHERPA.
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Helping you know the difference in senior housing and care
55+ living A community designed with the needs of aged 55+ as a focus (rather than young couple etc.). Typically gated. Adult family home Home in a residential area licensed for care. A room, meals, laundry, supervision, and varying levels of ...
8 tips to avoid costly mistakes in your senior living search
While undertaking a search for senior living is daunting, there are a number of lessons that others have learnt when undertaking the same task. We present here, 8 tips that will help ensure you don't make any costly mistakes during this search! Use ...
Intergenerational Day Care
Adult Day Care communities focus on providing a place for seniors to socialize and try out activities (on top of more medical focused goals). This is remarkably similar to Preschool Day Care. So why not combine the two. Pike Place Market Community in ...
Considerations of long-term care
Long term care can come as shock, both emotionally and financially. There is a need to consider what can be covered by personal assets, government assistance, and family assistance. What happens when personal savings run out? What happens when our ...
Decorating Your New Space
Moving into senior living can be a big change but it doesn’t have to be. Making the shift into a senior living space can be a fun opportunity to display your own personal style or experiment with new ones. It is important to embrace your ...