Is it the Right Time for Senior Living?

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When to make the move to independent senior living or assisted living

When you hear the words senior living or assisted living, you may feel uncertain about what the future has in store. While some are eager to leave the hassles of household living, others are nervous about leaving the comfort of home.

At Walker Methodist, we believe the first step to an informed senior living decision starts with clear information. From deciding if now is the right time to choosing the perfect community, we’re here to walk you through the ins and outs of senior living. After reading, be sure to take our free online assessment to determine the best fit to suit your needs.

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Deciding If Now Is the Right Time

We all have different reasons for considering senior living and/or assisted living. For example, the demands of living at home may be preventing you from getting the care you need. In other cases, you may have safety concerns about living at home. Even if your care needs are met, you may be ready to downsize to a senior living apartment without worrying about home maintenance or shoveling.

If you’ve decided that now is the time for senior living, there’s one more obstacle to overcome: change. As we age, we often become less open to change. By understanding what these changes could mean, however, we can usher in a new chapter with enhanced quality of life.

Knowing What to Expect with Senior Living

By learning what awaits us in a senior living community, we can turn fear toward change into eagerness. For many residents, the warmth of our communities is a welcomed change from the isolation that can set in at home. From group fitness classes to social activities, new friendships are everywhere.

Meanwhile, assisted living brings peace of mind and assurance that comes from our attentive skilled nurses, therapists, trained volunteers, and more. With care right around the corner, families can have confidence in knowing their loved one is in good hands.

Even as an independent senior living resident with minimal care needs, we offer a welcomed sense of consistency. That’s because we’re well-equipped to support your evolving care needs.

Exploring Your Options

For those needing memory care, skilled nursing, or specialized support for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Walker Methodist offers a variety of senior living options and care levels to accommodate you.

Additionally, our independent senior living apartments offer conveniences such as maintenance-free living, signature dining, regular activities, floor plan options, and much more. Our assisted living residents can access these same amenities while we support assistance with daily activities like dressing, meal preparation, and medication management.

Our goal is always to enhance the lives of our residents in a culture of service, kindness, and trust.

Take Our Senior Living Assessment

As someone curious about senior living but unsure where to start, we invite you to take our assessment. Within just a few minutes, you can receive a personalized Care Needs Score. From there, our experts are always here to discuss your options when you’re ready to take the next steps. To explore our locations and find senior living near you, click here.

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