Today, there are more options than ever to find the right care for people of all ages who can no longer take care of themselves or perform even the most basic of daily activities. Long-term care can seem like a daunting thing for those who require it, or their loved ones trying to find the right accommodations, but we’re here to help clarify the different kinds of long-term facilities available. Knowing about these different types of facilities can help you find the right one for your needs, or those of your loved one. Continue reading The Different Kinds of Long-Term Care Facilities & What You Need to Know
Contrary to popular misconception, retirement living doesn’t involve being thrown into a horrible nursing home because your family refuses to take care of you. The reality is most seniors choose retirement communities because that’s precisely where they want to be, not because they have to be. It’s easy to let your mind wander to worst-case scenarios, but it’s important to know that the vast majority of retirement communities just aren’t the negative experiences we’ve seen sensationalized on television or film.
Now that we’re in the midst of winter, we have more than the cold to contend with. Icy roads, wet driving conditions, and poor visibility can all become factors when getting behind the wheel for winter weather driving. For seniors, it’s especially important to make careful plans and preparations before you go out. This is the best way to reduce the likelihood of getting into an accident or having trouble on your next errand or trip. Driving should make your life easier and keep you connected to others; but winter can easily put an end to plans if we’re not prepared to adapt to the conditions at hand.
By the time your retirement happens, you may be content with the idea of spending days in relaxation and doing the things that make you happy. While those are obviously important, it’s also necessary to focus on your long-term wellness. As we age, our immune systems change and don’t work as efficiently as they once did; this means we need to put in the effort to remain active, engaged with others, and emotionally/spiritually balanced.
The bond between owner and pet is one that endures and rejuvenates, so naturally when you decide to make the move to a senior community, you’ll want to bring your furry or feathered friends with you. As part of your decision making process and research, it’s important to ensure that the community you settle on not only welcomes your pets, but enables you to care for them as well—if not better—than you can currently manage on your own.
There’s no doubt that if you’ve been living in Lancaster for more than ten years, you’ve seen some changes. A lot of changes. Areas like Downtown Lancaster have gone through a huge revitalization with the addition of businesses, restaurants, and even a convention center at the heart of Downtown. With all of these changes and the continual improvement of neighborhoods and city streets—thanks to the fine dining, nighttime hotspots, and bustling tourism—Lancaster has practically been reborn. And, if the last several years are any indication, Lancaster doesn’t show any signs of stopping that growth.
You’ve finally got all the free time in the world, so how do you spend it? With so many obvious choices to choose from, it’s hard to imagine there could be a place that has a little bit of everything. From fun restaurants, countryside day trips, and a historic railroad, to art galleries and plenty of theaters, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania seemingly has it all.
Lancaster County is a historic, inviting area that has so much to offer, day or night; there’s always something to do, some place to visit, or some dining experience you’ve just got to try.
Is your home or room the most important part of retirement community living? Do you want a place that has ample amenities or services? When you have specific interests or ‘needs,’ it helps to use those as a way to narrow down your list of possible communities. The process of choosing a retirement community can seem daunting, but it’s also an exciting new time in your life and there are so many more options available to seniors today than there were ten, twenty, or even thirty years ago. Continue reading How to Choose the Retirement Community That’s Right for You