Seniors often think that they are more “independent” if they stay put in the home they’ve enjoyed for 50 years. There’s a comfort there. Yet, the reality is that often retirement living community ties provide the social network and foundation of support that gives an 75 year old a truly more independent lifestyle.
Frequently, it’s the “adult children” who understand the value of a senior living community. They are more tuned in to wanting their mom or dad to have support services as they age and the benefits of new social connections. Seniors may fear a loss of independence —while their adult children understand that these fears can be unfounded and their parent might gain independence, rather than lose it.