Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, we are all getting older. In fact, you’re a little bit older than you were when you started to read this. Sometimes that doesn’t quite work out how we had planned it and a little help might come in handy.
Assisted living centers around the word assisted – the idea is that you get to do everything you feel comfortable doing and you get help with the things that you either can’t or don’t want to do. Doesn’t that sound like a good idea?
Getting older is a process, and there are a lot of things about it which are really positive. Remember when you reached the point where you felt you didn’t need to explain anymore? That was a good day, wasn’t it? Or where you finally realized that they could think what they liked you didn’t care anyway. You were okay in your book and that was all that mattered.
But sometimes our bodies don’t quite cooperate and so having elderly services goshen able to pick up the slack can be helpful. The idea is one of filling the gaps, not taking over your life.
The best way to approach it is to think this through in advance. Consider the way you would like to see your freedom years work out. Being in a place where you’re not going to become isolated for example, or being in a place where there a people with whom you can make new friends over time might be perfect.
Choosing a place where you can maintain independence is the key – which is why you need to think about what will and will not work for you in advance. Getting older does not equate to losing autonomy and it never should.