Thursday, August 5, 2021

Benefits Of Independent Living

The retirement years can be fulfilling if you are in good health and mental condition. Independent living differs from assisted living as there is no medical staff on campus. Independent living can either be small cottages or villas, which are maintenance-free and dedicated apartments as part of a larger retirement community. An example is Fort Myers Independent Living. The benefits include:

24 hours security

Seniors can enjoy a safe and secure environment from emergency call systems, fire suppression systems, and onsite staff around the clock.

Human connections

The social interactions around independent living are important for improving the quality of life. Seniors can transition from their large-scale life to independent living through making personal connections.


Life happens, and it can rush you, making you miss out on other passions and hobbies you may decide to explore. Through independent living, seniors can pursue interests such as learning a new language, gardening, painting, and cooking new recipes.

Physical wellness

Independent living communities have a network of professionals, from fitness instructors to onsite nutritionists who offer healthy living tips for seniors. Additionally, one can enjoy meals that are dietician-approved.

An antidote to isolation

Nearly 25% of the elderly live by themselves. Alone time is healthy for meditation and reflection purposes. However, isolation can lead to depression, increased cognitive decline, and health complications. Independent living offers seniors the opportunity to be social without much difficulty.

However, moving from your own home to independent living can be hectic. Here are a few tips to help in the transition;

  • Pack in advance
  • Decorate the new home
  • Lower your expectations
  • Socialize
  • Be kind to yourself

While moving into an independent living community, think of it as moving into a new country where you will meet other people in your age group. Carefully choose an independent living community that fits all your needs. 

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