As you age, one of the most important decisions you will make involves your living situation. Will you remain in your own house or apartment? Will you move to another city? One option you should consider is senior housing Denver.
Access to a Community
Loneliness is one of the largest threats to seniors' health. As seniors age and have more difficulty going out for events, loneliness can lead to anxiety and depression. Lonely people are at increased risk of heart attacks. Body inflammation, and risk of death, increases as stress hormone levels rise. Lonely people also experience poor sleep quality.
A senior housing community provides a built-in network of friends. Most communities will coordinate activities based on resident interests.
Ease of Transportation
As people get older, their reaction times and vision get poorer. At some point, it becomes dangerous for an older person to drive. Senior communities offer convenient transportation services to take you to doctors' appointments, church, and the store. The community may even host some services on site such as a beauty salon.
Some seniors may opt to give up driving long before it is necessary. They may not drive as often after retirement. Insurance premiums, gas, and maintenance costs associated with owning a vehicle may put a strain on fixed-income budgets.
Assistance with Tasks
A senior may be able to perform most tasks and make decisions. However, there may be just one or two tasks that require help, such as getting heavy items down from a high shelf. Staff in a senior community can help with heavy items and changing light bulbs. With this arrangement, the senior remains as independent as possible but avoids injury from unsafe activities. Staff also perform safety checks and notice if you start to have additional health problems.
Making decisions about living options as you age is a complicated task. Consider a senior living community for companionship, transportation, and help as you age.
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