Why Retirement Villages Are All the Rage
Ask any senior citizen and they will tell you they want to maintain their independence and live in their own home. Unfortunately, ill health means this isn’t always possible. Retirement villages provide a happy alternative.
Traditional nursing homes have a bad reputation and if you were to ask an elderly person, the majority of them, if not all, would say they don’t want to live in a nursing home, preferring to stay in their own homes in Utah and keep their own possessions rather than live in a clinical institution.
This can become impossible due to the effects of aging and illness. Legacy Retirement says retirement homes represent a good alternative, providing supported living in a homely environment that can feel more like a vacation home.
Beautiful Homes with Care Packages
Seniors can buy their own home with beautiful views, landscaped lawns, or terraces. They keep all their own furniture and even their pets, and make their home exactly how they like it. Home maintenance and lawn care can be provided if they need someone to do the housework, prepare meals, help with dressing or washing, or accompany them when they go to social events.
They never need to worry about not being able to cut the lawn or walk the dog.
Improved Diet and Health
Difficulty shopping, cooking, or remembering tasks can mean that some elderly people don’t eat as healthily as they should. In a retirement village, they are assisted with grocery shopping and cooking so that they are guaranteed healthy, nutritious meals. Some retirement villages have restaurants if residents would like an evening out.
Depending on the retirement park, there may be on-site activities available to residents, such as swimming pools, a gym, bistros, games tables, communal halls with TV’s, and tennis courts, so you will never find that boredom is a problem. Your loved one can maintain as active a lifestyle as they can manage.
Expanded Social Circle
Isolation can be an issue as the years advance, but most people who move to a retirement home prefer it to their previous home because they live in a community of people of a similar age and can make new friends.
For more information about how assisted living could transform your senior family member’s twilight years, start contacting friendly advisors and retirement communities for a viewing.