How to Tell When You’re Ready to Transition to a Senior Living Community


If you’re over 65, you may be ready for retirement. For many, our dreams of retirement have been about an active, independent lifestyle, with less work, no hassle, and a full array of amenities right at your fingertips. If you think you’re ready for a new lifestyle that includes downsizing, here are few signs that you might be ready to transition to a senior living community like Ashbridge Manor.

Homeownership no longer appeals to you. Taking care of a home can become more difficult as you age. If you’re tired of yard work, home maintenance, and the daily housework that goes into a big home, it makes good sense to downsize. According to the Wall Street Journal, some retirees can increase their savings by over $75,000 with the sale of their home.

You are trying to budget. If you’re like most seniors, you may be on a limited budget. Age-friendly modifications to your current home or hiring a caregiver can be a considerable added cost. Instead, senior living options that include amenities and services can save you money overall. Some valuable amenities include:

  • Transportation to stores, medical appointments, and entertainment
  • Healthy meals
  • Laundry services onsite
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Social activities whenever you desire
  • Health & medical services
  • Security and emergency monitoring for a quick response

Built-in social life. Loneliness can be a major factor as we get older, especially when we cannot get out as much as we used to. Meeting new people and forming new friendships is what appeals to many retirees considering a senior living community.

Thinking ahead is smart. You might be in relatively good health right now, but it’s smart to consider your options before you are forced to. Moving to a more supportive community can give you the freedom to live more independently within a community where emergency services are available to you immediately if they are ever needed.

Sometimes, deciding to move to a senior living community can be a matter of safety. Here are some warning signs that your older family member may be in danger of living alone and can benefit from a community such as Ashbridge Manor.

  • Signs of isolation – depression, moodiness, weight loss or gain
  • Trouble keeping up with personal care or regular home maintenance
  • Unexplained bruises or scratches or falling often
  • Trouble driving to and from medical appointments or forgetting to take medicines

Senior retirement communities don’t force you to give up freedom or quality of life. In fact, many residents at Ashbridge Manor Senior Living will tell you that downsizing to a manageable residence has been wonderful! They have found some amazing friends and their quality of life has improved. Senior living creates engaging opportunities built into every day, all in one place.

At Ashbridge Manor Senior Living, we have a full array of amenities, modern floorplans, and convenient, interesting activities that make retirement fun for people with active lifestyles. When it’s time to consider transitioning to senior assisted living, contact us at Ashbridge Manor Senior Living. Our dedicated senior living professionals are here to make the transition easy, and our facilities emphasize wellness, fun daily activities, and a welcoming sense of community. Find us at 971 E. Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown, PA, call 610.269.8800, or contact us online for more information.