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Understanding Your Loved One’s Fears About Assisted Living Facilities

Many older adults have a lot of concerns about transitioning from their homes to any kind of senior living community. As your family explores options, keep the following common anxieties in mind.

Cost: Seniors tend to be frugal, so it’s often hard to stomach the idea of going from a paid-off home to a place with new monthly costs. However, there are affordable assisted living facilities in Southeast Denver that can appeal to thrifty adults. When you calculate the costs of insurance, transportation, groceries, utilities, and so on, these facilities are often the more cost-effective option.

Loss of Independence: Some people struggle with admitting they need help, so the idea of shifting towards assisted living is difficult. They worry that they will no longer be able to control their lives and enjoy privacy and freedom. However, many affordable assisted living communities give residents their own private apartments or suites and allow them to come and go as they please.

Being Forgotten: Finally, many seniors worry that if they get “put into a facility,” they won’t see their family as often. After all, it’s common for people to stop by to help with chores and errands when they live alone at home. You can assuage these fears by setting up a schedule and sticking to it.

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