Why do people move into a senior living community?
Posted on July 16, 2021 by Admin
Nearly every older adult in the U.S. has to answer this question at some point: Is senior living right for me? According to polling data, older adults in the U.S. are more likely to live alone, or with only a spouse or a partner – a living arrangement at odds with the global norm, which is an extended family household. Cultural and economic factors play into household size, but one reason people in the U.S. decide to move into a senior living community is because it provides the comfort and engagement of an extended family. Here are just a few reasons why.
Home versus community
Older adults who move into senior living communities choose either independent living or assisted living options that are right for them, and they enjoy the added benefit of being able to call someone on staff to fix any maintenance or upkeep issue. They also benefit from caregiver support and ongoing assessments, which provide the peace of mind of knowing that they have discreet, 24/7 assistance whenever they need it.
Dining, relaxing, connecting
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” That’s a quote from Virginia Woolf, and she has a point: Food nourishes our minds as well as our bodies, and a quality senior living community prides itself on the range of its dining options and the caliber of its service.
Being able to access all-inclusive dining means that residents don’t have to shop or cook for themselves if they don’t want to. Plus, residents stay connected and engaged over chef-prepared meals in the restaurant, or anywhere else in the community – at a happy hour around the pool, relaxing in the salon or spa, or crossing paths in the library or the bistro. Just steps outside the residents’ doors, all of these amenities are thoughtfully designed to promote well-being and a sense of togetherness.
The Atria family
The key benefit of moving into a senior living community like Atria is that it fosters the sense of belonging to a family. Residents become friends with the staff, stay active and go on outings – and they relax in the security that comes with making Atria their home.