There comes a point in our live when for various reasons we need to move out of our home. Depending on how sick or how well we are, we might need to move into an assisted living facility or possibly a just a retirement community. Either way, it is best to be prepared mentally for the move as it can be tough to leave the home you have lived in for so long and love so much. If you start thinking about the move now, you can also get an idea of where you feel most comfortable and can even take the time to visit some facilities in person. This is a good idea so you can get an idea first hand of what it will be like to live there once you move.
For someone seeking a senior/elder care facility when they have little to know medical needs, then a retirement home will suffice. And just for your information, these days you should research the term independent living communities as many people are still more than able to do more than just sit around in a rocking chair. These facilities are great if you are still an active senior. One of the benefits that it offers is that you can keep from being lonely and meet new people that are your age. This is often tough as we age because many of our friends are passing away. Another benefit is that meals are often provided and you no longer have to cook if you do not want to. They have busy social calendar full of activities and entertainment options as well. Some of the newer facilities have apartments that are built for couples also. You can sell your home and not worry about mainting it anymore. Plus, if you do have minor medical needs, those can be catered to as well.