Thanks to advanced medical care and quality of life, today’s senior citizens are living longer and in better health than those from past generations. If your elderly loved one has no major medical problems, you might think that it’s far too early to think about a senior living facility like Pine Hills. This is a common misconception, however. There are many different types of senior living communities, and not all of them are “nursing homes.” If you’re wondering whether or not your loved one would benefit from an independent living facility in Hot Springs, SD, ask yourself whether you can answer ‘yes’ to the following situations.
They’re Currently Living On Their Own With No Issue
In the senior living industry, there are two main types of communities: assisted and independent. If your loved one is currently living in their own home, condo, or apartment without daily assistance from relatives or professional caretakers, they’re likely a good candidate for independent living.
They Sometimes Comment About Feeling Lonely
When you’re visiting with your loved one, do they often reminisce about times when they were able to visit with friends on a more regular basis? Perhaps they had hobbies or organizations that they were a part of, but now those opportunities are no longer available for one reason or another. If this sounds like your senior loved one, independent living could be a way for them to regain their social life.
They Sometimes Call You For Help With Home Maintenance
Even though your loved one is able to live on their own, do they sometimes call you to help mow the lawn, shovel snow, or perform some other type of home maintenance task that they’re no longer able to complete safely on their own? Overall independence with the need for occasional assistance is a strong indicator that your loved one could benefit from independent living in Hot Springs, SD.
Pine Hills would love to give you and your loved one a tour of our state-of-the-art facility nestled in the beautiful Black Hills. Schedule a visit today!