Retirement living offers a wide range of lifestyles and care options to seniors and families today. But understanding their differences and determining which is most suitable can be overwhelming. Families may feel like they’re in a maze with no end in sight. For some older persons, aging in place (in their own home) might be the right choice. Others might benefit from joining an active senior living community. And even then, which service options would be the best fit?
Although the conversations and decisions may be challenging, seniors and families are wise to embark on the process early, ideally when an older person is independent and healthy in body and mind.
“Waiting until the last minute to make a decision—when a health or family crisis occurs—causes undue stress that takes an emotional toll on everyone during an already tense time of dealing with the crisis,” advises Michael Leader, President & CEO of Country Meadows Retirement Communities. “Best to start talking with your family now when you can proactively and collaboratively plan.”
Presenting our new guide on senior living options
At Country Meadows Retirement Communities, we realize that such personal decisions depend on many factors, some of which are unique within families. Using our 55 years of experience and expertise with seniors, we have just prepared a guide, “Navigating the Maze of Senior Living Options” to help seniors and family members find their way to make the decisions that are right for them. You can order the guide here now.
Our free guide covers:
- Options in senior lifestyles and care levels
- Types of costs to expect in senior living
- Factors in determining if a senior living community is right for you
- Considerations in evaluating your family’s needs
- Features to look for in a retirement community
The guide also touches on issues such as the difference between personal care and assisted living; hospice care; cost comparison and Medicare coverage.
Deciding to move to a senior retirement community
At Country Meadows, we know that individual seniors and family members view the prospect of retirement home living differently. For some, choosing a retirement community lifestyle is an easy decision. They relish the idea of no homeowner responsibilities and more time and freedom to engage in favorite activities. Others find the decision to be more difficult. They can’t imagine leaving their homes or doubt they could afford senior community living.
No matter what your current perspective or preference is, our new guide is intended for you, because it was written for everyone at this crossroads in life. If you are already considering a move to a retirement home, you might want to also read our detailed information on what to look for when considering a retirement community.
For those of you seeking a retirement community in Pennsylvania or a Maryland retirement home, we hope that you will check out one or more of our Country Meadows communities. Our retirement living options include independent living apartments for seniors, personal care or assisted living homes at all our Pennsylvania sites as well as assisted living in Frederick, Maryland. All our communities also offer memory support and, most, restorative care.
Please contact us for information or to schedule a tour so that we can introduce you to our full range of caring and professional services.