The Benefit of Moving to Senior Living Sooner: Dignity
At Ebenezer and Cardigan Ridge Senior Living, we believe the time to start talking about, exploring and even making the move to a senior living community is before you need it. It's true for so many reasons, but one of the most profound is one of Ebenezer's core values: dignity.
All too often, seniors end up making the move to senior living after a catastrophic event — a fall at home lands them in the hospital, a health issue suddenly becomes too much to manage, or one of numerous other events precipitate a move into senior living. Before they know it, they move from home or the hospital right into Assisted Living or Memory Care, and it can feel like their lives are turned upside down.
That kind of abrupt life change isn't an ideal scenario for seniors or their loved ones. It's difficult to get acclimated to their new community because they may be dealing with health issues and may not be as active as they had been. Also, with that kind of rushed move, without any planning or discussion beforehand, it doesn't feel like their choice. It takes away their dignity.
Another factor that contributes to an abrupt move into a senior living community is fear. Sometimes, older adults stay living in their homes longer than they should because of outmoded assumptions of what senior living is like. They’re afraid they’ll feel alone, or that they won't like their new surroundings. Or maybe they're resistant to leaving their home.
But, we find that along with all the physical benefits of safety and care our residents receive in senior living, life in our communities takes away other stressors as well. Not having to manage their bills, home maintenance, yard work, snow removal and everything else that comes with owning a home is a huge weight off many older adults’ shoulders. Oftentimes, they don't realize or won't admit that those things have been putting stress on their lives. They don't want to complain or bother people with their troubles. So, they stay at home much longer than they should, experience an inevitable fall or other catastrophic event, and they end up in a senior community.
It’s most ideal to move into our community while you are young and active enough to enjoy all that these communities have to offer. Our independent senior living option in our community is designed to create a lifestyle of convenience and support for seniors as well as providing social activities and opportunities for interaction with other residents. Some on-site medical services are available, as are services like dining options and a beauty/barber shop.
Even if you're not interested in our full calendar of events, reading the daily paper in a fireside lounge community space, saying ‘Hi’ to the staff as they come and go or grabbing some coffee in the lobby is a great way to see a friendly face every day. Seniors living on their own don't get that kind of interaction.
Moving into independent living as a younger, more active older adult gives you more of an opportunity to adapt and help you age in place with dignity, keeping you as independent as you are able. Then, when you need care, you're already in the right place. You have 24/7 staff that keep watch of you, notice changes in your condition and give peace of mind to your family. This helps you age in place with grace.
If you're thinking, "I'm not ready to make a move yet." We think that's fine! We would still love to have you come visit and learn about our different service options and floor plans that are available, so that when the time comes for you to make that move, you know where you want to be. Call (651) 765-2733 or click here to schedule a tour today!
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Cardigan Ridge Senior Living is aHearth Developmentcommunity. Hearth Development draws upon 60+ years of experience to provide its senior residents with high-quality and comfortable homes to meet their current and future needs. Cardigan Ridge is managed byEbenezer, Minnesota’s largest senior living operator. Ebenezer is the senior housing division ofFairview Health Servicesand has 100 years of experience serving older adults.
Discrimination is Against the Law. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws. We do not discriminate against, exclude or treat people differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation..
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