Factors to Consider when Looking for a Retirement Community
When choosing a retirement community for yourself or a family member, you want to be sure your decision is the right one. With so many options out there, however, locating the best option may seem tasking to say the least. Here, Friends Village at Woodstown covers the most important factors to consider when searching for the perfect retirement community for your needs and preferences.
Atmosphere and Location
Most people searching for a retirement community prioritize finding a campus with an optimal atmosphere – after all, this is the environment that will surround them for the next several years. It can have a significant impact on a resident’s happiness and mental health, so it’s important to choose a community you can feel comfortable in. Though everyone’s preferences are different, here are some features that are commonly valued:
· Comfortable, home-like furnishings
· Bright and plentiful natural light
· Friendly, welcoming caretakers
· A variety of lounges and communal spaces
· Access to the picturesque outdoors
The surrounding area contributes to a retirement community’s atmosphere as well. Some residents look for an exciting downtown location, while others prefer the peace of the country. Friends Village at Woodstown strikes an ideal balance, as it is conveniently located near major roadways yet nestled in a quiet neighborhood near shops, restaurants, and more.
Access to Healthcare
Whether you’re perfectly healthy or struggling with diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or another condition, it’s also important to find a community with access to healthcare. Though many retirees are in great health or capable of managing their needs, the status of one’s health can change with age. If your condition progresses or a new one develops, you can prevent the stress of a second move by choosing a retirement community that caters to a range of needs. That way, you’ll have immediate access to support when you need it and will have peace of mind that you can comfortably age in place.
If you choose Friends Village at Woodstown, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, you or your loved one can take advantage of the following features:
· Cottages and apartments for independent living
· Assisted living suites
· Specialized memory support accommodations
· The skilled nursing unit at Hancock Health Center
· Rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language treatment programs
· And more.
Imagine the lifestyle you or your loved ones will follow into retirement. While health and comfort are important, both can be negatively impacted if retirees find themselves unable to participate in their favorite activities or dislike the food, for example. Plus, seniors who pursue an active, happy lifestyle are known to stay independent longer and enjoy better health outcomes overall – making this an invaluable factor to consider in your decision.
· Fresh, restaurant-style dining options, including chef-prepared specials
· Regular trips off-campus for shopping, dining, or other entertainment
· Ample chances to participate in on-site fitness classes, crafts, clubs, games, meet-ups, and more
Find the Information You Need
Ultimately, there is no one-size-fits-all retirement community that will suit every senior, as your decision will depend on needs, preferences, and priorities unique to yourself or your loved one. Don’t be afraid to take your time while choosing a retirement community – visit several, gather information, and weigh every factor before coming to a decision. To learn more about choosing a retirement community or what Friends Village at Woodstown has to offer retirees in South Jersey, contact us today.