Given a choice, most seniors prefer to live in the comfortable surroundings of their own homes. Sometimes the thought of moving and leaving behind fond memories, can bring on stress both emotionally and physically.
Moving out of your home can be overwhelming.
There are unique reasons why seniors want to stay in their homes, but there are a few reasons seniors wish to remain in their homes.
Physical Stress of Moving
For many seniors, moving out of their family home into a senior living option requires sorting through decades of keepsakes and possessions. They can hire a moving service, but friends and family may need to go through these items and arrange for storage or an estate sale.
Loss of Independence
In many cases, a loved one feels they may lose their independence. However, senior living communities have evolved from care facilities to places encouraging and empowering residents. It may be challenging to change existing perceptions.
Leaving familiar surroundings
Living in a senior residence may mean changing familiar routines. Some seniors may worry that leaving their community will further isolate them from friendships that have lasted their entire life.
Often seniors live in their homes for many years and have formed an attachment. There are memories attached to everything inside the home and a place where the family has gathered for years to celebrate special events.
Fear of the Unknown
Seniors worry about losing close relationships and being left out of family functions and social gatherings. They worry about losing close relationships and being left out of family functions and social gatherings.
Seniors worry about losing close relationships and being left out of family functions and social gatherings. These concerns are valid and add to the emotional stress of making a change. There are positive experiences in the move, and it could improve the quality of life by removing the risk factors of senior isolation.
Suppose you choose to move to senior living. In that case, some advantages may improve the quality of life, such as no more home maintenance and yard work. Many living communities feature maintained gardens and landscaping, keeping seniors off ladders and away from power tools. An in-house chef offers meal preparation to ensure proper nutrition with every meal.
Regular and emergency maintenance is just a phone call away, and Promyse Home Care can offer additional help for seniors living in a retirement home.
Choosing to Stay at Home
When you choose to continue to stay in your own home, the caring team at Promyse can help with planning meals and preparation, and many other daily activities. We assist you or your loved one with daily and weekly tasks that will enable them to stay where they call home.
Unique to Promyse Home Care are our Nurse Case Managers, who will meet with you and your loved ones to determine initial needs and support. Services provided by our Nurse Case Managers are at no additional charge. We will always be there for you as time goes on, and as needs change. We will work with you and with your loved ones to make short-term and long-term care management plans for their in-home care needs.