Can Your Loved One Function at Home Without a Caregiver? Ask yourself these questions to help you make that decision.
We all dream for the day we can retire and move to a resort community that is beautiful and comfortable with no “to-do” lists as everything is taken care of. There are many retirement communities out there that will provide all that and more. However, with many requiring retirees to buy-in and take an ownership stake in the community, a fee that may run hundreds of thousands of dollars plus you still must pay monthly fees for upkeep, meals, and utilities, many retirees believe that dream is financially out-of-reach.
When considering a move into a retirement community, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the prospect of downsizing. Rather than dwelling on all the things you feel you’ll sacrifice by living in a smaller space, think of it as a wonderful opportunity to “right-size.” Rightsizing is the process of adjusting the volume of your belongings to live only with items that have practical purpose and/or true meaning for your lifestyle now. In other words, it’s a way of living more efficiently, freeing up your time, space and energy for the people and activities you love most.