Many adults in their retirement years have considered living at a retirement community. This thought may cross your mind for many reasons: the burden of housework has become more than just a casual annoyance, the winter driving starts to feel more hazardous, the neighborhood doesn’t feel as safe as it once did, a health scare or fall has made you a little less confident – the list could go on.
At Concordia, we see firsthand how much our senior loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility enjoy having visitors on a regular basis. It keeps them connected with their friends and family outside of their home and it breaks up their routine. Unfortunately, many people make only brief visits to loved ones in assisted living, rehab facilities, or nursing homes -- or avoid visiting completely -- because they are worried about awkward moments.