Let’s Shed Some Light On What Senior Living Actually Looks Like
When people think of retirement communities, it’s easy for them to be unsettled by outdated depictions of the “old folks’ home” stereotype. The truth is, though, that these aren’t attributes of modern senior living and retirement communities at all. In fact, many people choose to explore retirement living earlier rather than later in order to increase their social calendars and overall quality of life. Residents, such as the ones at Wesley Glen, enjoy countless benefits that not only help to encourage better and healthier living, but prolong life and happiness.
Social Life Within Retirement Communities
At many of today’s retirement communities, residents find that their social calendars are far more engaging than when they were living on their own. Residents select their apartments or patio homes surrounded by like-minded neighbors who, just like them, value an enhanced social life but with the privacy they know and love, too. Seniors who live in these communities retain their independence, and if they choose a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) like Wesley Glen, have easy access to additional care services should they need them. Residents focus on enjoying life rather than worrying about the unknowns of the future.
Beyond that, retirement communities are perfect for participating in social events and planning family get-togethers. With opportunities for residents to spend time with neighbors and in most cases, to have scheduled, daily activities right at their fingertips to participate in, loneliness or lack of companionship need not be top-of-mind worries!
Wellness Services Provided in Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) provide additional peace of mind for seniors – the comfort of knowing that should any problem arise, there are care solutions in place, and they’re all available within the community. Residents don’t have to worry about another move down the road and have reassurance for the years ahead. At Wesley Glen, we offer a variety of care levels to meet the needs of our residents in all stages of life. With assisted living, memory care, and skilled rehabilitation, our offerings provide a comprehensive approach to senior health and wellness, helping residents maintain the highest practical level of functioning without sacrificing their independence.
For example, our specialized programming and memory loss support services are available for our community residents who may be experiencing early signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia. Offered in home-like settings, these services allow our residents to thrive in a stress-free, therapeutic, and safe environment.
Retirement Home Safety Precautions
For many seniors and their families, living at home may pose many safety concerns. It’s important to understand that these communities are specifically designed for residential security that supports independent freedom while providing support and safety.
Some of the safety measures at Wesley Glen include:
- 24-hour emergency response system and available nursing staff
- Handicap accessibility
- Housekeeping and maintenance
- Landscaping, trash service and snow removal
- Assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication administration as needed
If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything about our own community, it’s that safety practices are absolutely vital. Wesley Glen has put many systems and safety procedures into place to ease the worries of residents and their families, to combat safety concerns, and to protect residents by all means necessary.
Ending the Retirement Home Stigma
For some, even talking about retirement communities may bring about a negative reaction, but by learning more about all the positives senior living can offer you or a loved one, that reaction may quickly change. Retirement communities, especially CCRCs, offer many advantages that often outweigh concerns born out of common misconceptions. With a large portion of the population planning to retire within the next two decades, younger seniors are starting their search for and moving to retirement communities earlier.
With 24-hour emergency care structures, health and memory care services, wellness centers, facilities that promote physical activity, and necessary safety procedures in place, transitioning to retirement living can actually help to prolong life – and satisfaction with it.
Get To Know Wesley Glen Retirement Community!
If you’re interested in the many benefits offered at retirement communities, Wesley Glen has the living options, social opportunities, and services that could be a perfect fit! Contact us today to learn more.