The benefits of independent living in a senior community may out-weigh staying at home including feeling safe and secure, and never being alone.
The Journey of Moving to a Community
Searching for a retirement community may be filled with mixed emotions. We hope to ease this journey with providing you enough information to help guide your decision. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions as a preliminary guide or contact us through phone, email or form. We are here to help navigate this transition.
Aging in place can take a physical and emotional toll that can be anything but idyllic. Increasingly, adult children are caught choosing between taking on increasing care-giving duties, or convincing a parent to move. When searching for that “right place” to age in place, look for a community that promotes the physical and psychological well-being of its community residents on a daily basis.
Staying active and keeping a young state of mind has a positive influence on how we live especially as we age.
Aging in a community proves to be better for overall health and wellness versus living alone. Family caregivers also benefit knowing their loved ones are well-cared for and they are free to visit rather than handling daily chores.
Chronic health issues, feelings of loneliness, and loss of loved ones can make the holidays a very difficult time for seniors. Along with experts in aging, The Springs Living has compiled a list of 5 things you can do to help with feelings of anxiety or sadness as they relate to the holiday season.
Staying active, especially as we age, can boost vitality, help maintain strength and flexibility and improve overall health and wellness.
Mental health and wellness is something everyone, no matter their age, need to nurture and address. Each chapter of our lives brings on different types of stress, and also different opportunities to adapt and face those challenges. At The Springs Living, we’re committed to addressing these issues by creating communities that embrace and encourage social activities, becoming physically and mentally fit, and eating healthy.
If you have become the primary family caregiver for your loved one, it may be time to consider seeking additional support from professionals who understand how you may be feeling. We see this quite often and have a lot of experience guiding family members through their emotions when they contact us. Wherever you are on your journey, The Springs Living can provide the support and comfort you might be seeking, plus answer any additional questions you have about caring for your loved one.
Social and emotional life changes with ages and noticing these changes can help the family caregiver determine if their loved one would be better off living in a community setting with trained personnel rather than living alone at home.
Downsizing & Moving
With any move, you are leaving the comforts of your home that are familiar and comforting, and sometimes your known support network of people and places. These departures come with great uncertainty. Here are some tips we’ve learned while helping other residents of The Springs Living navigate their big move.
When it comes time to have “the talk” with your parents about assisted living, it can feel daunting. How will mom or dad respond? It’s human nature to avoid talking about things that make us uncomfortable, so how do you have this conversation? We've provided eight guidelines that may help facilitate and ease the conversation.
Having loads of “stuff” is nothing new to the American way of life, especially for adults who’ve raised families in a home for years. Eventually, you’ll need to go through all the things you've accumulated and downsize. We've included five tips to begin the downsizing process.
Tips to help your loved one make the transition from "home" to senior living
Leaving a home is always bittersweet, especially for seniors who may be downsizing or leaving a family home that holds many memories. At the same time, it can be liberating - with less stuff and chores, people can begin living a simpler life full of the activities they enjoy.
Finding your purpose in 2021 and making real, tangible goals is a way to start the year fresh and with renewed optimism about what the future can bring.
When we asked our residents and employees what they have resolved to do in 2020, the overwhelming majority of them said they would be spending more time volunteering. As it turns out, when you volunteer to help others, you help yourself as well. So during this season of New Year resolutions we ask you to look outside yourself and explore how you may help others more.
New Year's resolutions date back over 4,000 years and we continue to make them. Do they change over the course of our lives?
People living with dementia experience the same range of emotions as at any other time in their lives. Their experience includes periods of difficulty and unrest, but they also experience moments of great joy, moments of pleasure, and feelings of contentment. It’s important for both residents and their families to have the tools and support to walk this journey together.
Family-separation during this COVID-19 pandemic has become one of the most difficult challenges of sheltering in place for many Americans, especially those with fragile immune systems or those without family living under the same roof. For this reason, it’s incredibly important that we all do our best to stay in touch virtually until we can be together again in person. Here are some suggestions to make the most of your online get-togethers.
While the visitor restrictions for senior living communities are still in place, we are finding ways to keep families connected even during difficult times. We can come together with something that we feel springs eternal -- hope.