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Why Many Seniors Prefer Senior Living Communities to Living Alone

Retirement homes, for many, the term invokes images of a sterile, white walled, overcrowded institutional setting complete with 1950s metal hospital beds.  If you haven’t visited an assisted living  community, especially The Golden Estate in a while, you may have some misconceptions; senior communities have changed significantly over the last couple of decades.

Senior communities today range from cozy and homelike to the posh luxury of a high-end hotel or cruise ship, and they definitely don’t feel institutional. Most elderly who have moved to independent living or assisted living communities report that they prefer life at their new home to life alone. Here are some common reasons why:

No home maintenance & daily chores
Keeping up a home is hard, especially for those who have developed physical ailments. Getting the rooms cleaned, washing clothes, utensils etc. take up lot of time & physical strength.

Conquering boredom
While most of the family members have to move to different locations due to  work, most of the elderly feel bored at home. Residents need never be bored amongst senior community. There’s something for everyone. All kinds of entertainment and activities are offered. Entertainment can range from visiting musicians and performers, birthday celebrations, forays into nature, or just an outing to a local landmark.

Better family relationships
Elderly loved ones tend to become dependent on their grown children, or other close family members, for help of all kinds. Role reversals & work /family management stress can force the grown children to get frustrated on the elderly, making them unhappy & damage relationships.  Since, younger family members are liberated from the role of full-time caregivers, and are able to assure that time with their older loved one is meaningful and high quality. Everyone is happy.

Better food
There are many residents at The Golden Estate who used to live alone, and were not eating right. Some skipped meals, some were living on ice-cream alone, and one would constantly brew tea. At senior living communities, residents don’t have to worry about grocery shopping, meal preparation, or even coffee brewing. Instead, they get to enjoy a fine dining experience every day of the week.

No more stressful driving
Driving can be a tense and stressful as we age, and our driving abilities may not be what they once were. For these reasons, most residents prefer to take advantage of the transportation that’s provided by independent and assisted living communities.

Taking up the hobby
Most of the elderly residents at The Golden Estate have strived hard all their life and had no time to pursue any hobby. Since they do not have to care about home management or taking care of the children, they can take up a hobby easily. This can include playing chess, photography, reading, writing etc.

Making new friends
Older adults staying alone often become isolated, and solitude at any age is  unhealthy . At senior communities they can make friends, share a meal, and enjoy festive occasions with one another. On the other hand, those of them who are introvert appreciate that their privacy is respected, but are still glad to have folks around.

That feeling of safety & emergency
Crime against elderly is on the rise, but at retirement homes residents can enjoy peace of mind that comes from 24 X7 gated security and easy access to emergency response systemsthat are a standard feature in each apartment. Round the clock surveillance of common areas and every corner (except private space) of the facility through CCTV cameras ensures no tress pass.

Retirement homes like The Golden Estate also have in house doctors and medical support staff to take care of emergency medical or health situations.

Senior communities like The Golden Estate is  for everyone who want their golden years to be stress free and it’s without doubt that there are vast numbers of seniors living alone in unsafe or unhealthy situations who would benefit immensely from life at a senior community.

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