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Perhaps one of the most significant decisions individuals and families have to make looking into retirement and while retired is what of the senior living options available is the best fit for their unique situation. Over the years, retirement has changed. There are now more options than ever before to accommodate the needs and desires of those retired. One of the goals of SeniorSmart is to educate both individuals and families about their senior living options. Understanding the difference between assisted living and an independent living community is key to finding the right location to live the lifestyle desired in retirement.
Moving to a senior living community can be a challenge not just physically but emotionally. It’s normal for this transition to bring up emotions for seniors moving as well as in their families. This is why it’s so important decisions are made in an inclusive way.
Also, there are many aspects to consider when dealing with retirement living. Where you live needs to meet your current and future health needs. Your senior living options must fit not just your lifestyle needs but your finances as well. Fortunately, SeniorSmart offers numerous resources that can give you the grounding you and your family needs. It is always a good idea to keep the following in mind:
Once you retire, you may need to settle on a new living arrangement. Many choose to remain in their home. Often, it never occurs to anyone that things may change or need to change to accommodate your desires in retirement or your health. Individuals who are still active and independent frequently find this to be an excellent option. They may not need in-home caregivers and can still actively manage all of their activities of daily living. However, as individuals age, needs can change.
At SeniorSmart, we know how important it is that you understand various senior living options available to you. You may find any of the following options a good fit as your retirement progresses:
We offer individuals and families looking to understand how best to enter retirement and thrive there the resources they need. Some of the services we offer include:
Also, we offer free access to information on elder law, senior health and wellness, and retirement finance. For those who decided to become a member of SeniorSmart, our concierge services give you personalized advice and guidance whether you’re about to enter retirement or already are and want more thorough information and support. So reach out to us today at 205.460.1124 to learn more.
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