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Addressing Common Concerns Adult Children Have About Senior Living

Your adult children care about you, which is why they may want insight into the decisions you make, especially as you embark on this journey. Your children may also have certain opinions that differ from your own about moving into a senior living community.

In this article, we’ll identify common concerns adult children have about parents moving to senior living, in addition to ways to address these concerns with confidence.

Level of Independence

Your adult children recognize you as a strong, independent person, so they may wonder if a senior living community will allow you the physical and creative freedom to thrive. The truth is, most modern senior living communities support their residents’ independence in many ways.

This is especially true if you’re considering a luxury senior living community with premium services and amenities. Explain to your children that these offerings support your independence by allowing you to focus on what matters most.

On-site programs that support your complete mind, body, and spiritual wellness are also becoming increasingly common across senior living communities, especially luxury options. Spending time tending to your wellness needs each day can do wonders for your long-term well-being.

Quality of Care

Adult children want the best care possible for their parents and might even feel they are better equipped to deliver care than professionals. However, many older adults don’t want to place the burden of care on their adult children. Explain to your child that luxury senior living communities offer an exceptionally high level of care to residents.

This is especially true if you’re considering moving into a continuing care retirement community with on-site health care options. These types of communities provide access to professional team members, personalized wellness plans, and state-of-the-art amenities to support your total health. Plus, the availability of on-site support removes the stress of wondering where you’ll find care.

Maintaining Connections

We all crave social connection, and that’s easier to find when living in a setting where you can meet motivated people and explore new friendships with relative ease. Share how much more connected you will be in a community setting than in your current residence.

Through access to communal spaces, group dining opportunities, and activities, community living offers more opportunities for socialization with your peers. There are also plenty of opportunities for residents to go on excursions, either with family or using provided transportation to explore locations outside of the senior living community.

Your adult children may also wonder how easy it will be for them to visit you after your move. Many high-end communities offer comfortable, accommodating spaces where you can host outside guests or family members, as well as guest accommodations. This makes maintaining existing connections easier.

Financial Implications

Moving into a senior living community can be a smart financial decision, too, depending on the community and your preferred lifestyle. Life Care communities offer on-site care at predictable rates, giving you and your loved ones the peace of mind that comes from knowing where and how you will receive care if it’s needed.

Choosing where you will receive care, and how it will be accounted for, offers stability and predictability in the event you ever need additional support. Your adult children likely already know that the cost of health services can quickly add up if you’re paying market rates.

A helpful step to take with your adult child or children is to walk them through available care offered by the  senior living communities you are interested in and showcase the types provided.

Fear of the Unknown

This fear of the unknown is something you can conquer together through open communication and even by touring a community you are considering together.

On a senior living tour, your family can see what community life is like while exploring community grounds, experiencing activities, learning about services, and more. A senior living tour is a great way to learn how this new lifestyle can benefit you.

Discover More About Life at Friendship Village of South Hills  

Friendship Village of South Hills is an extraordinary senior living community that pairs luxurious living spaces with resort-style services and amenities and an exceptional level of on-site care. We take great pride in our community and we sincerely believe that when you experience it with your adult children, they will understand and even be excited about your move into senior living.

Contact us or complete the form below to learn more about life at Friendship Village of South Hills.

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