5 Reasons To Move To A Retirement Home

Steve Carlton  |  October 16, 2015

Selling and moving out of the home you've lived in for many years can be a difficult decision to make. Leaving your neighbours, friends and family to live somewhere else might be daunting, but there are plenty of reasons why moving into a care home or retirement village can be the right choice for you. Whether you're just starting to look into your options or you've been thinking about it for a while, consider these reasons why moving could be the right decision.

1. New opportunities to socialise
You might miss your neighbours, but in a care home, you'll get the chance to meet all kinds of new people. Retirement homes have many events and activities for residents to participate in, so you can meet others who share your same interests, whether it's gardening, crafts, arts, football, cinema, music and all sorts of hobbies and interests.

2. No more home maintenance
You may love your current house, but there's a lot of work that probably goes into maintaining it. From trimming the lawn to fixing leaks and replacing appliances, you might have your hands full more often than you'd like. At a retirement home, you won't have to worry about keeping up with these chores, giving you more time to do what you like.

3. Added security
Getting older may leave you feeling more vulnerable when you're alone at home, but your security is greatly improved when you're living in a care home. While you're still free to come and go as you please, care homes are staffed 24 hours a day and are a secure place to live.

4. Healthier lifestyle
In addition to social activities, you'll probably have the opportunity to exercise, eat healthily and participate in activities that enhance your sense of well-being. You may not enjoy all of these benefits when you're living alone.

5. Better mobility
If you've been having problems getting around, you might be much more comfortable in a retirement home. The environment is designed specifically for older people and makes it easy to get around.

At Sunrise Senior Living, our care homes offer residents the chance to live comfortably in the company of other people who are experiencing the same stage in life. For more information or to find a location near you, contact us today.