One of the guiding principles at Family & Nursing Care is “To honor our elders for their wisdom, life experiences, and contributions to society, while treating them with the utmost dignity and respect.” We apply this guiding principle every day in how we help our clients maintain their independence and continue to live their best possible lives. We know that everyone’s journey is different, and, when it comes to aging, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
One thing that remains consistent, however, is that older adults want to age on their own terms. There are a variety of ways to do this, each with its own benefits. Many people prefer to stay in their own home with the assistance of home care. But this option may not provide the greatest quality of life for some people. Some older adults find a renewed sense of peace and independence by choosing to live at a Senior Living Community, with or without continuing to receive Caregiver support. The following are common reasons why many aging adults choose to move:
- Freedom from responsibilities associated with home ownership—particularly property maintenance and keeping track of a multitude of bills—to allow more time for preferred activities.
- Increased accessibility of their living space, making it easier and safer to enter and exit, access all areas, and use rooms for their intended purpose.
- Eliminating expenses associated with home ownership, including property taxes, utility bills, lawn services, snow and ice removal, and maintenance, particularly if they live in an older home that is not energy efficient or requires extensive repairs.
- Peace of mind knowing that help is available around-the-clock should they run into difficulty and knowing that their home will never be left unattended.
- Increased social life and opportunities to make new friends (from the dining room, lounge areas, and activity rooms to outdoor spaces and organized events).
If you or your loved one is considering aging in place somewhere other than your home, Family & Nursing Care is here to assist with the transition and beyond. We know the executive directors and health care professionals who run the reputable Senior Living Communities in our area. If you would to talk through your options, we would be happy to help. Simply call us at 301-588-8200. We’re here for you 24/7.