When people reach the age where senior living becomes a consideration, it’s common to hear negative things about retirement communities from friends and family. There are some popular myths surrounding senior living that simply aren’t true and definitely don’t reflect the wonderful living experience our residents at Blakeford Senior Life enjoy.
Let’s debunk the Top 5 senior living myths:
Senior communities are boring:
At Blakeford Senior Life, our residents have access to a wide variety of recreational, social, and educational programs as well as excursions. Our wellness center features an indoor pool and spa, and we also have an outdoor pool and pickleball court.
I’ll lose my independence:
Becoming part of the Blakeford family really means seniors have earned their independence from the responsibilities of maintaining a home. Seniors find it easier to focus on their health, social life, and enjoying their retirement years in a vibrant, safe community. We encourage independent living, and our residents embrace the freedom of being able to choose how they spend their time.
Residences are small and gloomy:
There are plenty of choices when it comes to living spaces at Blakeford Senior Life, so it’s easy to find a perfect fit for the lifestyle you have in mind. We offer 19 different floor plans at our senior independent living residences to suit your needs. Seniors can select from a range of one or two-bedroom apartments with updated kitchens and baths, private balconies or patios, spacious closets, and in-apartment washers and dryers.
Don’t move if your health is still good:
While the healthcare available in senior communities is important, there are many reasons to make the move before health issues dictate this decision. Blakeford is a continuing care retirement community, which means seniors can move seamlessly to different levels of healthcare according to their needs. Also, transitioning to a CCRC earlier in your retirement years is generally easier and provides seniors with the opportunity to make new friends, enjoy activities, and even work on their overall wellness.
Senior communities are too expensive:
There’s always some initial sticker shock when seniors begin exploring their retirement community options. But comparing the budget for maintaining a home to living in a senior community will reveal how costs ranging from routine home maintenance to property taxes to utilities stack up against the overall cost of a senior living community. This perspective makes the senior living choice much more financially viable than seniors and their families may have thought before doing a little research.
Consider Senior Living in Nashville, TN
For the past two decades, Blakeford Senior Life has been Nashville’s senior independent living and assisted living choice for those who see life in retirement as a growth opportunity. Contact us today at (615) 665-2522 or inquire online for more information or to schedule a tour.