Review the Most Common Questions about RetirementBrandermill Woods independent living angle

Review the Most Common Questions about Retirement

Friday, September 10, 2021

When is the right time to move into a senior living community, and what is it like once you get there? These are two of the most common questions we hear at Brandermill Woods, and we always say the answer is as unique as you are. No matter what stage of retirement you are in, the first question you should ask yourself is what your goals are. Are you looking for an active lifestyle in an independent living community? Or are you (or your loved one) in need of a little bit of extra day-to-day support you find in assisted living?

If you are interested in an active lifestyle, you might like to know that one of the biggest comments we hear from our independent living residents is: Why did we wait so long? With a wealth of new friends, a full calendar of activities, and all the amenities you could ever ask for, everyone who moves here experiences a sense of excitement and rejuvenation, and is so excited to be enjoying this next adventure.

While the benefits of an active lifestyle in retirement are too numerous to list, one of the biggest benefits of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is the peace of mind you will find knowing that you will be taken care of should your needs ever change.Brandermill Woods offers a full complement of health services, including assisted living, memory care, and around-the-clock skilled nursing.

Another question we hear, often from loved ones, is when is the right time to move into assisted living? Once again, the answer is as unique as your own situation. Home care allows you to age in place in the house you know and love, and can be a great option if you need occasional help such as cleaning, shopping, or other help around the house. Weekly home care or even daily check-ins can be a great option, but the costs and risks of living at home grow the more care you need.

If you or a loved one needs more involved care such as medication management or help with dressing and bathing, assisted living may be a better option. In addition to support available 24/7, our assisted living community has a warm and social environment. This matters because isolation isa major concern with older adults. Here, there is always something going on and always someone on the other end of the line when you pick up the phone.

For older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia, around-the-clock support becomes even more important. Memory loss requires specialized care and a secure environment. Our memory care center is a comfortable environment with exceptional care and a focus on quality of life, which usually improves after moving into a dedicated memory care neighborhood.

The decision of whether and when to move into a CCRC is personal. Our friendly team at Brandermill Woods is here to help you and your family every step of the way. Contact us to learn more about our retirement community and the process for moving into a CCRC.