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How to Choose the Right Senior Living Community in Spring TX

Planning your transition into retirement living is a significant life change that more and more seniors are facing each year. For many seniors, retirement means moving out of a beloved home and trading in for a senior apartment or assisted living facility into life in a retirement community.

No matter your final decision for your choice in senior living, it's best to plan ahead.

If you have a goal in mind for your future, you can achieve it much easier than waiting until the last minute. People who are facing decisions related to aging often seek the counsel of friends and family members in their life. Involving loved ones is a great way to make a wise decision for your next move. As you age, retirement in your next home could require your loved ones' involvement in maintaining independence and preserving quality of life. Assisted living facilities in Spring TX, like Ella Springs, are designed to encourage personal independence but offer support and assistance where it's needed. This could include ADLs (Activities for Daily Living) dressing, bathing, medication reminders, on site and on call nursing staff, meal planning and more. The amount of a senior's mobility and independence varies from person to person. So it's important to be self-aware of yours or your loved one's own abilities and limitations. These conversations can be difficult, but being honest will help bring about the best solution for the one in transition and the ones providing love and support in the decision process. The biggest question you need to ask yourself is, "What do I want my life to look like in retirement." If you can answer that clearly, then, with the help of wise counsel, you can find a senior living opportunity for you. The amazing thing about the Houston TX and Spring TX area is there are multiple great senior living communities, and many of them offer a wide variety of levels of assistance based on your needs. Ella Springs, for example, boasts amazing amenities with a movie theater, multiple sit down and grab and go dining options, walking trails, activity areas and outdoor barbecuing. If an all-inclusive lifestyle, with just the right amount of assistance, is something that interests you, you should look into it further and schedule a tour of the facility. We encourage anyone visiting a senior living community, to write a consistent list of questions that are important to you that you can ask the marketing director and leasing staff. Also make a list of the things most important to you, so you can compare each community to your personal choice and lifestyle.

We've developed a list of important areas for you to consider in a senior living community?

  1. What activities are most common to my daily routine? (List them out)
  2. Which activities are most important to me?
  3. If I move, will I be able to:
    • a. stay involved in those activities? or
    • b. find a new but comparable place that I could participate in similar activities?
  4. How close am I to the people (family and friends) that will visit me most often?
  5. Is this senior living community a place I would want to live everyday for the foreseeable future?
  6. What is the food like?
  7. Experience the amenities.

The list above is by no means exhaustive, but can be very helpful as you decide your next senior living or assisted living move into a retirement community in Spring TX and North Houston. Finally, make sure you understand your budget, and everything that will be included in what you will be paying at the new facility.

Posted by Ella Springs Senior Living on 11/4/2016

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