5 Reasons to Consider Senior Living 

 By StoryStudio September 29, 2020 9:00 AM - Houston Chronicle

M assisted living houstonany people want to stay in their family home as they age because it’s comfortable and filled with so many wonderful memories. However, moving into senior living is the best next step to stay safe, engaged and healthy as you age.
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How do you know when it’s time to consider a move? To determine whether it’s time to start creating good memories in a senior-living community, consider the following reasons provided by Treemont Retirement Community:

1) Stay Safe

Have you fallen or has your loved one had a medical emergency at home? Alone? Medical close calls happen more often as we get older. If we live alone or with an aging spouse, we may not have a way to get help quickly and easily.

A top-notch senior living community will offer safety checks a couple of times a day. Senior living apartments also come with lots of safety and emergency features, such as grab bars in the bathrooms and pull-cords in rooms and hallways that alert community personnel. If you fall, someone will know, as there are always residents and staff around.

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2) Maintain Peace of Mind  

A progressive illness such as COPD, congestive heart failure, or Alzheimer’s disease may not seriously affect daily living now, but over time, will likely need more assistance. In some cases, your loved ones aren’t equipped to provide the care you need.

Many seniors anticipate assisted living and make the transition early, when they have control over the process and can make decisions for themselves. Look for a retirement community that provides a variety of living and care options to meet your needs—today and 10 years from now. For example, you can move into independent senior living and, as you need care, add home health services or transition to assisted living. If you go to the hospital after a fall or health setback, it is convenient to have a nursing and rehabilitation option available. At Treemont, residents are able to complete rehabilitation or therapy on campus before returning home or to their independent living apartment.

3) Enjoy Maintenance-free Living

A senior living community takes care of the grocery shopping, cooking, laundry, and housekeeping. Imagine: No more sweeping the floor, no more dishes to wash, no more carrying laundry up and down the stairs, or wheeling the big trash can out to the curb. Look for a retirement community that provides three nutritious meals a day. You’ll stay well-nourished, which is a challenge when we get older and cooking becomes a chore. Treemont Senior Living offers these plus free transportations so residents can manage their own doctors’ appointments, go shopping, and can run errands with ease. With all these tasks taken care of, residents are free to fill their time with what matters to them.

mom_and_dad_seated_in_garden_at_houston_assisted_living_community_web4-14) Stay Connected

Social interaction is a key component of a long, healthy life. As we age, friends 

pass away. Sometimes, we lose the motivation to participate in group or religious activities. Seniors may no longer drive or feel comfortable driving at night. We’re comfortable at home, but lonely.

At a retirement community, you have new friends all around. You have people to share meals with and a full calendar of activities to help you stay active and engaged.  Communities like Treemont provide exercise classes, gardening, arts and crafts, educational seminars, music and singing groups, bingo and Big Band dances, all just steps away from your home. Even during the challenging times of COVID-19, Treemont is encouraging safe, fun and socially distant events, and finding creativeOktoberfest_tap truck_senior_living_houston_Betty Stubbs and cousin Charlene Phillips ways to safely support resident quality of life and social engagement.

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5) Stay Independent

While many seniors enjoy living alone, it does pose safety risks. In addition to physical risks, such as falls (see #1), seniors also risk theft and burglary. You can sleep peacefully at a senior living community. Your home is constantly monitored. You can walk safely around the campus, enjoying the pine trees and flowers.

Treemont Senior Living also offers daily safety checks, pull cords with people around, inside corridors for additional safety precautions. Treemont’s long-tenured caring staff also help residents settle in nicely and help them make Treemont their new home. Treemont is following CDC and health department requirements and guidelines to protect its residents, along with daily thorough screenings for residents, staff, and those who enter the community. No more worried loved ones!

These are just a few signs that it’s time to consider senior living. No matter what your current situation, it’s not an easy decision to make. Let the staff at Treemont Retirement Community help ease the transition.

With multiple care levels on one campus, Treemont has a place to fit your needs. Treemont feels like a private estate—an atmosphere it’s created since 1975. When you live at Treemont, you’re treated to three meals a day, housekeeping, transportation, a full calendar of activities, and so much more.

Treemont is located at 2501 Westerland Dr.in the Memorial area. There are walk-in tours for independent living and virtual tours available for nursing/rehabitation/assisted living. Call 713-783-6820 for independent living and 713-783-4100 for nursing/rehab or visit www.Treemont.com to learn more.

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