How Do You Know You’re Ready for Independent Style Living?

Some may argue that moving into a senior living community relinquishes independence, but the opposite is true! Senior living communities like UMC at Pitman value each resident’s independence and have amenities and services in place to help preserve that independence for as long as possible. At the right independent lifestyle community, you can finally let go of chores and other responsibilities and make more time for the things you truly love to do. If this sounds good to you, it may be time to consider the move! Here are some more signs that you’re ready for this type of senior lifestyle.

Daily activities become increasingly challenging to manage on your own. Things we once took for granted, like planning meals, getting dressed for the day, and managing medications, can become more difficult as we age. It can be hard to come to terms with, but there is no shame in needing a little extra assistance each day. Plus, having that support will give you more time to devote to what you truly enjoy. United Methodist Communities at Pitman understands this struggle and provides the necessary help with activities of daily living (ADLs) to ensure that seniors have more time for activities that bring them fulfillment.

Managing a household can be overwhelming, especially when tasks start to pile up. If you find it challenging to keep up with housekeeping chores, such as vacuuming, dusting, or doing laundry, independent-style living may be the right choice for you. The responsibilities of home ownership, such as maintenance and repairs, can become increasingly demanding and expensive. Transitioning to a senior living community means you no longer have to worry about these tasks. Trained staff members take care of maintenance and repairs, allowing you to enjoy a worry-free lifestyle with more time, energy, and money for pursuing your passions.

You find yourself feeling lonely or isolated. First, we’d like to tell you that you’re not alone. Social isolation is a common issue that seniors face, especially when living alone with mobility issues and are lacking transportation options. While it can be tough to leave what you know, independent-style living offers a social community where your friends live right next door. UMC at Pitman offers a wide range of social activities, events, and outings that provide opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals. By participating in these activities, you can build new friendships, share experiences, and enjoy a more fulfilling social life.

You’re starting to worry about your health and safety. If you have concerns about your well-being and feel that you would benefit from more direct access to healthcare services, independent-style living can provide the peace of mind you need. Senior communities like ours provide professional healthcare services and have trained caregivers available to assist with medication management and other care needs throughout the day. On top of this, we have enhanced safety measures in place like Amazon Echo devices preprogrammed to contact staff, grab bars throughout the building, and security personnel on-site at all times. This support ensures that you can maintain your independence without sacrificing safety and security.

Independent Lifestyles with Support in Gloucester County

Community living is not about relinquishing independence; it is about embracing a lifestyle that supports your well-being and frees you from the burdens of daily tasks. If you find yourself struggling with household chores, feeling isolated, or facing health complications, it may be time to consider the move. At UMC at Pitman, we are dedicated to helping seniors of all walks of life. We prioritize and maintain their independence by providing assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and fostering a vibrant community where residents can really thrive.

To learn more about independent lifestyles with support in Gloucester County, please give us a call or visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/pitman/

This blog was originally published at https://umcommunities.org/pitman/blog/how-do-you-know-you-are-ready-for-independent-style-living/

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