If you believed everything that society told us about senior living, you’d think that senior living is a place the elderly go when they have no more options and can no longer care for themselves. How dismal! Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many of the often-perpetuated myths about senior living are false. By debunking these myths, seniors can understand more fully what senior living means and how it can benefit them.
What is Senior Living?Senior living facilities are places where seniors can live with as much or as little assistance a they want or need. While senior living facilities do indeed provide a whole host of essential care services, they also provide fun, companionship, stimulation, and exposure for active seniors from all walks of life. Options included in most senior living facilities include independent living, assisted living, nursing care, rehabilitation, and more!
The Ten Biggest Fears About Senior LivingWhile many seniors appreciate the benefits offered to them by senior living, not everyone fully understands these facilities or what they offer. If you or your loved one has concerns about moving into a senior living facility, read on for our answers to the top ten concerns about senior living:
Senior living means I’ll lose my independence
Senior living is lonely
Senior living is unaffordable
Senior living will make me age prematurely
I can’t trust the senior living staff
I won’t have control over my own life
I’ll be bored
Family won’t visit in a senior living facility
Senior living means I’ll have to give up my taste
I’ll have a hard time integrating into senior living