Is a Senior Living Community Right for Me?

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Making the move from your home to a senior living community is a huge decision. Whether you’re considering a long-term care facility for yourself, your spouse, or a parent, there are so many factors to consider. Deciding which retirement community makes the most sense for you and when it is time to make that move can be challenging. So, we have listed some helpful considerations to make your decision easier.

What Options are Out There?

There are more choices than ever for senior care. Whether you’re thinking about staying in your own home, looking at downsizing, moving in with family, or checking out long-term care facilities, you are faced with numerous options. 

Retirement communities offer a wide array of services ranging from independent living, assisted living, memory care, or a combination of all three. It’s crucial to research various communities to ensure it will be the right fit for you. Start by searching online, talking to family and friends, and scheduling tours. Deciding to move to a senior living community is a big investment, so it is important to find one that meets your needs.

The Club at Boynton Beach is a brand new retirement community located in South Florida, near Delray Beach and Boca Raton. At The Club, we offer both assisted living and memory care support.  What that means is that we have trained staff available around the clock to help with daily living (dressing, bathing, getting around) and to support our residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

When Do I Know It’s Time to Move?

If you’ve decided a senior living community is the right option for you or a loved one, knowing when it’s the right time to make the move is just as important. Good decisions are not made under duress, so don’t wait until there is an emergency or you are forced to move due to illness or injury. Take time to explore all your options and don’t be pressured into making a quick decision.

Signs it might be time to consider a retirement community:

1. Physical Changes and Shifting Needs
Can you complete all “Activities of Daily Living?” Do you need help to feed yourself, get dressed, bathe, or transfer from a bed to a chair or wheelchair? Is home care enough for you and your family?

2. Practical Needs & Your Living Space
The laundry is piling up again. Your adult children come to visit, and they’re worried about the state of your home. They spend more time cleaning than enjoying the day with you. Does this sound familiar? If you find it difficult to complete household tasks on a regular basis, this could be a sign that you need more help than you’re used to.

3. Social Engagement Changes
If you don’t have family living close by, or getting together with friends doesn’t happen as often as it used to, it is probably time to consider making a change. We can’t emphasize enough the impact living in a community has on your well-being! Most significantly, individuals who remain isolated are at risk for a number of physical and mental health problems.

Tour The Club at Boynton Beach

Only you will be able to make the final decision about the level of care needed. So we encourage you to consider all your options. Whether or not The Club at Boynton Beach is where you end up (and we would love to have you!), we are eager to help you. Stop by for a tour. Get to know some of our staff and our wonderful residents. We understand the decisions ahead are challenging, and we’d love to help you and your family.

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