5 myths about senior living

Seniors looking a photo album with others having coffee

Many myths about senior living have been mistakenly propagated, including:

  • Seniors are lonely and isolated in senior living communities. Many senior living communities offer a variety of activities and opportunities for socialization, including clubs, events, and outings. Seniors living in a community can make new friends and enjoy the company of others.
  • Senior living is expensive. While some options can be costly, affordable options include government-funded programs, non-profit organizations, and shared living arrangements.
  • Senior living is only for those who need assistance. While some living options offer assistance with daily living activities, many are designed for active seniors who simply want to enjoy their later years without the stress or burden of maintaining a home or yard.
  • Senior living is like a nursing home. While some communities offer skilled nursing care, not all of them do. Many communities provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care options, each with varying levels of support.
  • Senior living means losing independence. Even when seniors need assistance with certain activities, living in a senior living community can provide greater freedom by taking care of tasks like cooking, cleaning, and maintenance – allowing seniors to focus on the activities they enjoy.

Remember that what you may have heard from others is just not accurate regarding senior living. Many adults enjoy their new surroundings and the additional freedom and socialization that comes with joining a community.

When you’re ready to learn more about the many exciting senior living options available in Seattle and surrounding areas, contact us to speak with one of our knowledgeable Senior Living Advisors.

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