Anxiety and uncertainty come naturally with planning for your or your loved one’s retirement. There are many factors to take into account when considering which retirement community is best for you or your loved one. Assisted Living communities can assist seniors with daily chores while granting them independence. However, when deciding whether Assisted Living is suitable for you or your loved one, myths circulating the internet or in your social circle might impede you from making informed choices. Change can be scary for many people – it can feel like they are losing control or freedom, and these myths only make things even more difficult. Therefore, to help you and your loved one transition smoothly into a new phase of life, here is a list of myths about assisted living and the truth about them.
Myth: Assisted Living is only for seniors who cannot care for themselves.
Assisted Living communities welcome all seniors. From residents suffering from illnesses or those who simply need extra assistance occasionally, our Assisted Living community provides a wide range of services so residents can enjoy senior living comfortably. Most residents in Assisted Living communities range from ages 50 to 90 and hardly fall into the stereotype of being sick and disabled. Energetic and active, they take advantage of the range of amenities available in our retirement community. At the same time, they continue to enjoy their freedom and privacy without the responsibility of maintaining a home.
Myth: Moving to an Assisted Living community means losing independence.
It is a myth that moving to a retirement community means sacrificing your independence. Being in a retirement community allows you or your loved one to be well taken care of but not coddled. Depending on your or your loved one’s needs, care can include assistance with bathing or showering or just medication management. Residents are encouraged to continue doing the things they enjoy with conveniences such as scheduled transportation, proximity to dining, shopping, and the salon.
Myth: Residents will not be able to pursue interests and hobbies in an Assisted Living Community.
The goal of our retirement community is to help residents live life to the fullest. With daily activities and events, as well as regularly scheduled excursions, opportunities are abundant for residents to learn new skills and socialize. As our retirement community includes activities such as informative lectures and arts and crafts, just to name a few, as well as stellar amenities like libraries and studios, there is no worry of being bored or unable to pursue your hobbies.
Myth: The food provided is bland and unpalatable.
Our Assisted Living Community provides restaurant-style dining prepared by a professional culinary team in our dining room. Complete with a diverse menu, specials, and tableside service, we ensure the food is nutritious and flavourful. If you or your loved one prefer to do your own cooking, every apartment is fitted with a kitchenette so you can cook up a storm. There are also regular excursions to favored dining destinations in the area, ensuring you never run out of variety.
After breaking down some myths, we hope that you and your loved ones are now more confident in pursuing this new stage of life! For more information about our Assisted Living Community, feel free to contact us.