One of the biggest considerations that people face in later life is whether or not to leave their home of many years.
It may be because the home has become harder, or too expensive, to upkeep. Alternatively, it could be a necessity, as people look for simpler lives, to release equity or get access to care as they grow older. Nevertheless, downsizing can be a difficult decision and a challenging process as you get ready to leave behind family, friends, and even treasured memories.
But it needn’t be this way. In fact, there are now growing numbers of retirement living options available for seniors that focus on delivering the best possible experiences while still preserving independence.
As a guide to tell you if Retirement Living is the right solution for you there are a few key questions that perhaps you should be asking:
· Are you struggling to keep up with household tasks – such as grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning?
· Are you feeling overwhelmed by the upkeep that your property requires?
· Do you feel isolated? Or struggle to socialise with friends and family?
· Are you passionate about maintaining your independence, but want the peace of mind that help is on hand if you need it?
While not a panacea to all these ills, retirement communities provide a ready made social-scene right on the doorstep. Combatting loneliness has been proven to keep both body and mind healthier, longer in life. And with a home more suited to older life, requiring far less maintenance and upkeep, plus a team of support staff on hand, seniors have never had more options available to live out their retirement.