Planning to move into a retirement home can be an empowering experience for individuals and families. It can also be overwhelming and scary at times. As life expectancy increases, more people will need a safe place to live after retirement. Instead of reacting to retirement at the eleventh hour, take preemptive steps and plan for your next phase. Read below for a few easy tips on how to choose your own destiny and plan for your future.
As you approach retirement, there are some basic questions to discuss with your family. What level of care do you need to thrive? When answering this question, consider your and your partner’s health needs, identifying the level of care that is most appropriate to maintain your quality of life. What geographical location is most appropriate for your lifestyle and health needs. Some older adults want to live near family or in place where the climate is warm. There are retirement homes in all parts of the country. The key is finding one that addresses your and your family’s needs and preferences. How much money are you able to spend on housing? Finances can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple responsibilities. Consult with a financial planner who has expertise in retirement planning for older adults.
Many older adults utilize a care coordinator to assist them in finding appropriate housing that accounts for lifestyle preferences, health needs, and financial constraints. Elder attorneys are also an available resource for older adults and their families.
The Doolittle Home invites older adults and their families to come for a tour of our facility, ask questions, learn about entry options and understand the services that are available under our roof. Call Virginia today to schedule a tour at 508-543-2694. It is never too early to plan ahead!!