Retirement communities often have a negative connotation. Some people think that it’s better to let an aging parent live in your home instead. There are actually many benefits that retirement apartments in Devon offer. Here are just a few of those benefits.
One of the main reasons that people object to “nursing homes” is that they perceive it as a loss of independence. A retirement apartment allows your parent to have their own living space with the ability to do all of the things that they want to do. They can still go on walks, go shopping, or whatever it is that they like to do. The added benefit is that they will be in an environment that is both comfortable and therapeutic.
Maintaining Human Contact
Unless your parent has someone with them at home all of the time, they may be feeling lonely. In a retirement community, they will be surrounded by people that are many different ages. The staff members will keep them upbeat while their peers will keep them grounded and comfortable. Do you remember how it felt to be around people your own age in college?
Around the Clock Care
While your parent will be able to maintain their independence, they will also have access to the care that they need. While they may be able to prepare an easy meal for themselves, they may have a problem with bending down to put on shoes or even changing the bed sheets. In an environment like this, they will have 24-hour access to an assistive and caring staff.
If you are not sure if your parent will agree that they need to be in a one of the residential apartments in Devon, come visit Torr Homes today. You’ll be amazed at the beautiful surroundings.