Those who are considering relocation into a senior living community often have many questions. They may wonder about the differences between the programs and living options, and what amenities will be made available for them. Going through the following quiz may make it easier for you and your loved ones to decide on whether senior living will benefit you and help you to make that decision to a better lifestyle!
Are You Still Driving and Shopping on Your Own?
While many who are 65 years of age and older still drive themselves around and perform their own shopping, there are those who are unable to do so due to injury, illness, or surgical recovery. The internet has made it easier to shop and purchase merchandise without leaving one’s residence, but many aging retirees aren’t computer savvy and lack the skills needed to take advantage of it. And while public transportation is available in most large and moderately sized cities, navigating it can be stressful and extremely time-consuming. By becoming a member of our community you’ll have access to chauffeured transport through our Connections Transportation program.
Do You Cook Your Own Meals and Perform Housekeeping?
Some retirees find that cooking their own meals and performing housekeeping is tedious, especially if they live in a larger home or estate. These individuals would benefit more from assisted living, while those who are still capable of doing housekeeping and cooking their own meals would do better with independent living. Becoming a member of TerraBella Spartanburg will provide access to Sensations Dining, which consists of restaurant-style meals that are prepared daily, as well as Impressions Housekeeping & Maintenance.
Do You Need Assistance with Personal Hygiene and Mobility?
Some elders face mobility challenges when it comes to navigating their environment and performing basic hygiene, but many are embarrassed about requesting help from others. However, there is nothing wrong with seeking help when you need it, and those that are wheelchair-bound will often require assisted living along with continence management.
Are You Using Medications and Need Help Administering Them?
It isn’t unusual for those who are sixty-five years of age and above to be using multiple forms of medication. Administering your medicine correctly is extremely important, because if you get it wrong you could have an adverse reaction. Because some elders have impaired memory or cognitive decline, it is easy for them to get their medications confused or take the wrong dosages. This is why TerraBella Spartanburg provides comprehensive medicinal management.
Do You Feel Lonely or Socially Isolated?
This is one of the most common problems experienced by many aging elders. While they may be well off financially and have no significant health issues, they may feel lonely and depressed due to the death of their spouse or close friends. This lack of meaningful social connections can take its toll and may lead to mental or physical health problems. Elders who are capable of managing their daily and personal affairs but still want to maintain social bonds will benefit greatly from independent living, as they will be part of a community where they can socialize with others.
Does any of the above strike a cord in you? To learn more about living in TerraBella Spartanburg, feel free to contact us today.