Getting old — we can’t escape it. It happens to the best of us and if we plan to carry on, there’s no way to escape the fact that we will inevitably age. No-one wants to think that they will be a burden on their families or their friends, but equally, we don’t want to wait away the time in an unstimulating environment.
That’s where the new type of senior community living comes in!
Life is for Living
Living doesn’t stop when we get older. Many people find that life after retirement gets even more interesting! After all, we finally have free time to enjoy the finer things in life! Living in a community complex is a great way to make new friends, remain active, and get involved with all sorts whilst retaining your privacy and dignity along the way.
When it comes to choosing a care community, it’s important to balance out all factors, including medical and care requirements, and consider how these may change over time.
Here are five reasons to choose a community care complex for yourself or for a loved one.
As we get older, our needs for social contact change. Whilst we may have loved our alone time as a younger person, loneliness is a contributing factor to many health conditions. Community care offers easy opportunities to get involved and meet new people all the time, ensuring loneliness is a thing of the past!
Health and Fitness
Healthy mind, healthy body as the saying goes. Most community care complexes offer a range of health and fitness options for residents to keep them active and mobile. Gatesworth senior living, for example, has a fitness and wellness centre, a putting green, parks, and lakes to walk around, and even a spa for a little self-indulgence!
Help with Medication
Medical needs become more and more important as we get older, and sadly, they usually become more prevalent. A community care complex has care advisors and nurses on hand to ensure that medical requirements are sorted with ease and dignity, making sure every resident can have a happy, healthy life.
Safety Against Crime
Did you know that crime against senior citizens is at an all-time high? This is especially the case with financial crimes. It has become so bad that the FBI in the US even has a website dedicated to the growing problem. When a senior citizen lives within a community care setting, there is always someone around to talk to. This minimises the chance of encountering fraudsters, and also means they have trained professionals to voice their concerns.
Fast Support on Hand
We don’t like to think of anything happening, but accidents do happen. In settings where residents are living fully independently, it might be hours or sometimes days before help arrives, but in assisted community care settings, help is just around the corner and everyone is safe in the knowledge that if something were to happen, assistance could be sought quickly and easily.