When is the right time to move?
Everyone ages in their own unique way, and it can be tough to tell whether it’s time to move to a more manageable retirement village or hire some help around the house. Luckily, there are a number of indicators to keep an eye out for that might aid in making a sound choice.
Do I still belong in this house? When should one start seriously thinking about packing up and moving?
Everyone has their own set of indicators that suggest it might be time to look for a new place to call home.
If you’re having trouble keeping up with the routine upkeep of your house, it may not be the best fit for you anymore. If maintaining your current home has become more of a burden than it was before, this could be a sign that it’s time to relocate.
You may want to consider downsizing to a smaller home if you find yourself getting tired from walking a few blocks.
Moving to a more suitable place may be the best option if you’re having trouble avoiding harm due to the terrain’s unevenness or the presence of multiple levels at home.
If you don’t, you can start to feel unsafe, afraid of being alone, or unable to get around in your own home because of accessibility or transportation problems.
Is it possible that my living situation is making me more prone to slips and falls?
Leaving the comfort of a family home where so many happy memories have been made can be painful, but the truth is that our houses tend to outlive us.
Injuries are more likely to occur if you frequently engage in risky behaviours, including reaching for high or low objects, bending to access kitchen appliances or storage facilities, or climbing into deep baths or carrying out labour intensive garden works.
It is also more likely that you will slip and hurt yourself if you are in an older home with inadequate lighting, uneven floors, or moist areas with lots of tiles, pavers, or stone flooring. Re-evaluate your living situation if any of the above situations sound familiar.
The benefits of a retirement community
Relocating to a retirement community is another great choice for people who are having trouble with their current living arrangements.
Villas and units are common in retirement communities, and so are services and options for those with complex medical needs. This ensures that our residents, regardless of their care needs, have access to a suitable housing alternative.
Many of us worry that we’ll have to give up our freedom if we move into a retirement community or a luxury retirement village, but this isn’t the case at all.
In Marston Living villages, residents benefit from the professionally kept gardens, community facilities, movie theatre, gym and other facilities.
Moreover, our retirement communities have active social calendars that allow countless opportunities to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones, which is especially helpful for people who worry about leaving behind their friends, family, and support network while making a move.