Why Now Is the Time to Do Something About Your Parents Living Alone
When the time comes to have the discussion with your parents about considering moving into a retirement facility, it can be quite difficult. This is why it is important to stress factors regarding their safety, and don’t come at the conversation from a negative or condescending standpoint, but instead from a place of caring and concern. Here are some of our suggestions for why we feel now is the time to open the dialogue about your parents living on their own.
- Don’t Wait for Something to Happen: Often, most people don’t consider moving into a retirement facility until something has happened that presents a need for one. This isn’t necessarily the best approach. Whatever happened to your parent, whether it be a fall or otherwise, might have been preventable had they lived in a senior community. They are built for ease of access and have medical staff on site who are able to address concerns quickly.
- Caretakers Age Faster: When you have one parent who is taking care of another, the caregiver will often age much faster than they would have naturally. Having both of your parents move into a retirement facility helps to prolong the independence of the caregiver of the couple.
- Encourage Safety: If your parents live on their own, the potential for injury can increase as they get older. Stairs may become more difficult, they may lose their balance easier, and they might experience difficulty getting up from a fall. At The Holiday, all of our rooms are equipped with a call system that will connect your parent to our staff who can address their concerns at any hour of the day.
- Remove Stress: When you own a home, there are many stressors involved including bills, maintenance, and regular upkeep of the yard. In a senior community such as The Holiday, all of the routine household maintenance tasks are handled by our onsite staff, including chores such as cleaning and laundry. This removes added stress for the resident, as well as family members, and provides more time to look after health needs and indulge in personal interests.
The Holiday Independent Living Retirement Community is a family-owned business in our 50th year serving West Hartford, Connecticut. Monthly rent covers all the services and amenities offered. We provide each of our residents their own unit with individually controlled heating and air conditioning, as well as a call system in your room and bathroom to be able to reach our 24/7 staff if needed in an emergency. Three meals are prepared fresh each day to provide a nutritional selection and appeal to a variety of tastes.
All utilities except for internet and phone lines are included, and we invite you to bring your own furniture to help make your new home feel more comfortable. Pets are welcome provided they are building appropriate and able to be fully cared for by the resident. There are no age requirements to live at The Holiday, as we understand that circumstances may mean individuals of any age would benefit from residing in our community.
Give us a call at 860-233-8208 to learn more about what we provide at our independent living facility in West Hartford, Connecticut. Fill out this online form if you would like to book a tour.
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