Many elderly people want to stay in their homes as long as they can. Convincing your parents that a move to a retirement community is in their best interest can be tough, especially when they have lived in their home for decades. Your loved one may see moving to a retirement community as giving up their independence but moving to a retirement community is a life-changing decision and The Watermark at 3030 Park is here to help make the transition easier for your family.
Convincing Your Loved One
So what’s the best way to approach this sensitive subject and convince your family member that a retirement community is best for them? First, don’t push or approach your loved one as if you’ve already made the decision for them—in the end, you want them to feel like it was their choice.
Once they’re more open to broaching the subject, talk to them about how moving to a retirement community, while they’re still able and healthy, can enhance their lives. Mention that there are retirement community options that make life easier, more affordable in the long run, fun and fulfilling. Taking your parents to visit a community like The Watermark at 3030 Park can help them understand that Independent Living is not a nursing home. In fact, it’s an amazing place to make friends, eat great food, get fit and stay healthy and expand their horizons with activities and outings, including Watermark University classes. Some residents have made the best friends they’ve ever had in their 80’s and 90’s.
“I never thought I could meet my best friends at 93,” says resident Irene Backalenick.
Let Them Know You Care
It’s also important to let your loved ones know that the reason you want them to consider a retirement community is because you care about their well-being. Getting into an Independent Living community now can also make for an easier transition if your parent ever needs assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing and rehabilitation services down the road. Tell them you’re concerned that if they’re alone and something happens no one will be around to help them.
A retirement community like ours not only provides peace of mind to the family, but for couples, it offers the reassurance of knowing that if something happens to one of them, the weaker spouse will still have the care they need while simultaneously having plenty of together time because The Watermark at 3030 Park can take care of every level of care on the same campus.
Regardless of what your loved one requires, you can rest easy knowing that every staff member cares about them just as much as you do.
“We work with your family member just as though they’re our own family, giving them every bit of attention and dedication, they deserve,”
says Denise Rozelle, Director of Sales
Need more information about the next steps? No problem, without having to make any commitment, we can share more about the process and what you can expect. Please call for more information, we look forward to meeting you.
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