Searching for that just-right retirement community for yourself or a senior parent can be truly daunting. There are so many different types of facilities to choose from, and each one is unique in its living accommodation options, range of professional services, amenities and overall ambiance. We’ve all heard the expression “aging in place.” In a perfect world, we would never have to leave the home we love just because our mental and/or physical capabilities change. Yet for most of us that time does come. And when it does, choosing a full service retirement community will give you the peace of mind that you don’t have to move again.
Active sense of community
As we get older, it’s easier to get set in our ways. Change is tougher, and it’s not welcomed as it might have been when we were young and adventurous. The decision to move away from one’s longtime personal home – a place where we may have lived and raised our family for decades – can be wrenching and fraught with emotion. As much as possible, you want your new community to feel and function like home, too.
If you’re still independent, you may want all the services of an “active retirement” community. Good for you! Retirement communities such as most of our Magnolia Manor campuses welcome residents at any stage of life (as long as they’re at least 62 years old). We offer an amazing array of social, cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment opportunities onsite and in the community. Some of our campuses also provide services such as transportation so residents can get out to shop, visit medical providers, attend events and take in the flavors of the local community.
Flexibility is the key. Flexibility in accommodations, whether you want to start out in your own villa, duplex, or townhome; or you’re ready to downsize to an apartment. Flexibility in services, from complete independence to assisted living and skilled nursing, and specialized services such as rehabilitation or memory care. Flexibility allows every resident as much independence and privacy as possible while enjoying the mental and spiritual stimulation that come from interaction with others. This is crucial, because too often seniors can feel isolated, especially when facing life changes.
Remember when service stations were Full Service? You could pull in and they’d pump your gas and clean your windshield. While it’s hard to find a station like that today, it’s not hard to find a retirement community that’s Full Service! The opportunity to find a retirement community that cares for every resident in a loving and spiritually uplifting manner is a Godsend. But continuing change is a part of aging. What if you’re diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia? A sudden illness or accident can also significantly alter the amount and type of assistance you need in a heartbeat. Choosing a retirement community that offers an array of services helps eliminate very real fears and replace them with peace of mind and confidence.
Learn more about Magnolia Manor
There are many benefits to choosing a full service retirement community. We think the benefits are even greater when you reside in one of our Magnolia Manor communities. We have eight campuses throughout Georgia, two of which offer a comprehensive array of services, each somewhat different but all dedicated to faith-based, home-style personal attention and the highest level of care.
If it’s time to talk about retirement care for you or a loved one, contact us at 1-855-540-LIFE (5433).