Making the decision to move into a retirement home or community can be extremely difficult. No matter if the decision is for yourself or if you are helping a loved one decide, there are many things for you to think about.
Realize That Retirement Homes Are NOT Care Homes
First of all, let’s point out that retirement communities are very different than care homes. You still have complete privacy in a retirement home and residents are expected to be able to mostly or completely care for themselves in all aspects. Care homes are the wonderful communities which take on a lot more of your daily care if ever needed. In addition to retirement homes, Trillium Communities offers a few different levels of care homes including long-term and respite care, but your first step, and likely the decision you are looking at, is moving into a retirement community.
You’re Having Trouble Keeping Up On Your Home Maintenance
Mowing lawns, tending to large gardens, vacuuming, and all the other chores that come with living in your own home can become difficult to keep up with. No matter if your home needs major repairs or minor ones, these can get tedious after a while. Moving into a retirement community will likely take most of that off of your plate so you can sit back and enjoy doing the things you truly like to do.
Your Health May Or May Not Be Failing
People may assume you need to have health issues to move into a retirement home, but nothing could be further from the truth! It’s true that minor issues and the beginnings of some aging-related complications are often what pushes people to move into a retirement home, but they are really for anyone at all who is having trouble or simply had enough of taking care of a home.
You Are Finding It Hard To Get Out And Socialize
Maybe you don’t drive anymore and have trouble getting out to social events or even to run errands. By moving into a retirement community, you will be surrounded by like-minded people who are likely looking for the same. And most homes (like Trillium Communities!) offer a variety of recreation and other activities, as well as bus trips, to their residents.
Of course, we must point out that socializing isn’t a must. You will have your private suite within the community so it’s up to you to choose how much, or how little, you choose to join in.
You’re Forgetting Meals Or Finding Your Nutrition Has Failed
Sometimes, especially if we live alone, we get busy or too tired and skip meals. Or decide that potato chips would make a lovely dinner because they’re the closest thing we can grab. As you age, it’s more important than ever to remember to eat proper nutritious meals. Retirement homes offer you the ultimate service of providing three nutritious tasty meals, plus snacks, every single day.
Have You Looked At Trillium Communities?
At a Trillium retirement home, you get boutique living with all the comforts of home while being surrounded by friendly staff as well as other residents — if you want to. We take care of your meals, your housekeeping, your activities, and so much more! We also offer several different levels of care, including long-term and respite care, and we would love to answer more questions about any of our properties or amenities. To find out more information or to book a tour, please contact us today!