Just because you can't live alone anymore doesn't mean that you have to give up the lifestyle and freedoms that you're used to. By moving into an assisted living community, you can enjoy your own personal space while getting the support that you need to maintain a healthy and happy life as you age. Here are just a few reasons why moving into an assisted living community might be the right choice for you.
Lessen Your Workload
One benefit of moving into an assisted living community is having the ability to lessen your daily workload without having to sacrifice any of your personal independence. Instead of having to rely on a family member or in-home service provider to cook your meals and do your laundry, these services will likely be included in your monthly fees at the assisted living facility you decide to make your home.
You can expect to visit the community dining room to enjoy your meals when you want to, have your laundry picked up when it's dirty and delivered back to you clean when it's convenient for you, and have your personal living quarters cleaned on a regular basis. And you can even discreetly get help with personal hygiene tasks if and when necessary.
Enhance Your Social Life
Whether you spend a lot of time alone or you enjoy a rich social life now, you are sure to make new friends and connections after moving into your new assisted living facility. There should be various clubs and support groups to join that will connect you with like-minded individuals who can help make your time spent at home less lonely and more interactive overall.
You should also have the opportunity to join a variety of classes that will help keep you active and teach you new skills. Of course, you can still enjoy as much alone time as you want to inside your personal living quarters, but a whole world of socialization will always be right outside your door.
Get Transportation Support
Forget about having to drive yourself or ask a family member for a ride any time you need to visit the doctor or want to do a little shopping in town. A quality assisted living community will offer you regular shuttle service to town and provide you with transportation to and from all of your scheduled doctor's appointments.
Your community may even host special field trips to nearby parks, museums, and other destinations that you might be interested in visiting as time goes on. So if you don't want to pay for things like registration, insurance, and gas anymore, you should be able to get rid of your vehicle altogether after moving into assisted living communities.