9 Benefits of Living in a Senior Living Community

Seniors have more housing options than ever, from the booming tiny house market to roommates and retirement communities. Senior living communities, however, remain a popular choice.

What makes these communities so popular? Here are some common reasons.

  1. No need for Lawn Care or Home Maintenance.

No two residences are exactly alike, but one common feature is that residents don’t have to worry about household chores, repairs or lawn care.

  1. Tailor Amenities to Seniors Needs.

Most residences offer a variety of amenities, and residents choose the level and type of care they receive.

  1. It Helps Preserve Family Relationships.

Caregiving is an important job, but it is also exhausting. Disagreements about caregiving can cause tension and strained relationships among families. By taking on many caregiving duties, senior residences allow family members and their loved ones to spend more relaxed, enjoyable time together.

  1. Living Communities Encourage Safety.

Secure entrances, monitoring, and the constant presence of other people in the community encourage safety. Most living centers also provide residents with some type of alert system to request help in case of an emergency, such as a fall.

  1. They Offer Many Activities.

Art, fitness, and outings are common at most residences.

  1. Socializing is Encouraged.i

Loneliness can be a serious problem among older adults, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Senior living communities offer many opportunities for socialization, from coordinated activity schedules to simply having coffee with a neighbor.

  1. They are built for Accessibility.

Because they are built with seniors in mind, these communities are accessible to people at all mobility levels. Doorways, rooms, and hallways can accommodate wheelchairs.

  1. They Come in All Varieties.

There are many different options for senior living, depending on your loved one’s needs.  Options include active-adult communities, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care.

  1. Seniors Can Consolidate and Even Reduce Expenses.

Senior living communities are not inexpensive. They do, however, include many services and amenities. Communities also offer the convenience of a single monthly fee for benefits like housekeeping, meals, cable TV, and social activities. Because they often include transportation services, residents usually don’t need a car, further reducing expenses.

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Tina Mitchell, Executive Director of Senior .  She can be reached at 630-242-2988 or tmitchell@randallresidence.com.