Whether you are considering a change for yourself or a loved one, planning a move to a retirement home is an important decision. Seniors seek to maintain their independence for as long as possible. How do you know when it’s time to move to a retirement home?

Moving to a retirement home can greatly enhance the quality of life of seniors. At Emerald Gardens Retirement Residence, our staff practices the most care and compassion to make the life of each resident relaxed and fun. Moving to a retirement home can bring peace of mind to you and your family, knowing that there are staff onsite to help with all of life’s daily tasks.

Consider these four signs that indicate you or your loved one should consider moving to a retirement home.

1. Feelings of Loneliness and Isolation

Changes in socialization habits can become a challenge for seniors. At a senior living community, not only will they share positive relationships with the staff, but also make meaningful connections with other residents. There are also stimulating activities that create a well-balanced lifestyle.

If a senior starts to feel bored or doesn’t belong to a strong social circle, a retirement home can significantly enhance their life. Additionally, there are many opportunities to engage with others such as game night, fitness classes, and special events.

2. Health Issues and Cognitive Decline

When a senior faces any type of health issue or cognitive decline that requires professional assistance, it is best to be a resident in a retirement home instead of relying on home health aids. Retirement homes have various professional staff onsite who specialize in all facets of senior healthcare including social services.

By residing onsite with health professionals, seniors can receive prompt and comprehensive care around the clock.

3. Daily Tasks Become Overwhelming

There are activities of daily living such as shopping, cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance that become overwhelming for seniors. Instead of hiring housekeeping help, living at a retirement home is simple and consistently ensures the highest quality living environment.

4. Lack of Self-Care

Seniors may reach a point where they are unable to take care of themselves. Activities such as bathing, maintaining a clean wardrobe, and even eating may become a challenge. At a retirement home, seniors are encouraged to stay active and engaged in their self-care, however, they also receive all the assistance they need to live a healthy and comfortable life.

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Emerald Gardens is located in Grande Prairie in Northern Alberta in a beautiful and welcoming community. You or your loved one will enjoy a spacious suite and a dedicated staff that promotes independence while also creating the most comfort for residents.