There are plenty of reasons why a move to a senior living community may be a good option for your loved one. Whether it’s because of growing health concerns or your loved one’s ability to perform daily activities such as cooking, cleaning or maintaining a home, retirement residences can cater to many situations and create a comfortable and supportive home for
Moving your loved one into a senior community can give them the chance to socialize more often. It’s also important to consider how your loved one feels about their current living situation from an emotional standpoint. Helping your loved one transition into a senior living community can result in new friendships and may also benefit their social health. Here are three tangible reasons why a retirement residence may be the best living option for your loved one:
- Convenient Retirement Services
For seniors who don’t require care services, moving into a retirement residence can simply be an easier and more convenient way of living. Many retirement residences provide a variety of living options that provide choice and flexibility for independent seniors looking to move into an apartment style suite with minimal services. For example, meal options and housekeeping services are often offered with independent living apartments, making life more convenient for seniors who would appreciate some assistance with cooking and cleaning. Living in an independent apartment also means seniors don’t have to worry about house maintenance, yard work or even snow removal in the winter. By providing a stress free environment, retirement living can let your loved one relax while someone else takes care of the work for them.
Moving into a senior community can open up many doors for social interaction. Senior living communities provide activities and social outings that get residents interacting with both their peers and staff within the residence. According to The University of Rochester Medical Center, social interaction can potentially reduce risks for Alzheimer’s disease and depression as well as help lower blood pressure. Many of us may not even realize our aging loved one is experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation—which can affect everything from mental health to healthy eating habits—and this lends to the importance of regular socialization for seniors and the many social benefits a retirement home can offer.
- Care Services
Moving your loved one into a senior living residence may be one of the safest and most convenient ways to monitor and support their well being. Retirement residences provide trained and dedicated staff to administer service and support options for seniors, such as medication assistance and administration and other customized care services that cater to their unique needs. In fact, as a recent study suggests, many seniors actually report more satisfaction receiving care and support services in a retirement living setting than while living independently—meaning your loved one may feel more confident, independent and supported living in a retirement residence where their unique needs can be met.
Located in the largest town of the Muskoka region, Huntsville is home to Chartwell Muskoka Traditions, an elegant retirement residence set amid a beautiful backdrop of scenic surroundings. The full-service retirement residence is just minutes away from Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, and within walking distance to picturesque nature trails, charming lakes, restaurants, grocery stores and shopping centres. On-site amenities include a library, private dining room, hair salon, outdoor patio and a country kitchen, perfect for cooking demonstrations. The dedicated recreational team hosts a variety of engaging daily activities and programs, including the popular Rhythm N’ Moves exercise class, stimulating book clubs and meaningful charity initiatives, while the food and beverage team appeases residents with mouth-watering meals that rival 5-star restaurants.
From spacious studios and one-bedroom suites, complete with rustic forest views, we also offer townhomes bordering the main residence for seniors looking to downsize from their current home. Personalized care and wellness services are available to residents based on their individual needs, and are delivered by a team of highly-skilled and professional staff.
If you are exploring retirement living options for yourself or a loved one, we invite you to experience a senior living lifestyle firsthand by visiting Chartwell Muskoka Traditions. Discover how we can provide you or a loved one with a happier, healthier and more fulfilling retirement. For more information or to schedule a time to visit with us please contact Jennifer Jerrett directly at 705-224-0133, or visit www.chartwell.com.