02-24-2021 Primetime Living - Flipbook - Page 31
A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION OF BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021
Take control of your retirement years and plan for a
community to support you when you need it
When asked where they would like to live
in their 80s and 90s, most Americans will
say, “At home.” There is an idyllic image of
staying in a home where memories have
been made. But as people live longer, health
complications may interfere with these plans.
As we age, we may experience decreased
stability, limited sight, and impaired
dexterity, all of which may lead to a
dangerous living environment. For seniors
living alone, this problematic scenario may
become even more difficult as feelings of
isolation and depression set in. In fact,
studies have shown that seniors experiencing
loneliness are more at risk for heart disease,
stroke, and even mild cognitive impairment.
As we live longer, we are more likely to need
It might feel uncomfortable to admit that
you can no longer manage your life at home.
Senior living is a topic most families do not
discuss until the need is imminent. Oftentimes the choice is made by an adult
child because they can no longer care for their parent. Or a loved one is being
discharged from the hospital and are told they can no longer live alone. In
situations like these, the senior themselves might not have the opportunity
to choose their community. This creates a difficult decision for the adult
children. Is this what mom would want? Will she be happy here? Am I doing
the right thing?
The choice of a senior living community can and should be made now so
that everyone can be emotionally and nancially prepared to take that step
when the time comes.
Commonwealth Senior Living has been helping families through this process
for nearly 20 years and we can help your family too.
Call for a FREE copy
of our helpful booklet:
Choosing the Right
Assisted Living Community
1415 St Francis Road, Bel Air, MD 21014 | 410-593-8229
10881 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030 | 410-701-2367
Assisted Living & Memory Care | www.CommonwealthSL.com