Why a Retirement Community is Good for You

Published: May 13, 2019

Why a Retirement Community is Good for You

As we approach our senior years, deciding where to live is a major question, and it’s best to start thinking about it early. While we can’t predict all the health and mobility challenges we might encounter as we enter our 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond, choosing the right retirement community can make aging in place easier.

Consider your ideal retirement.

What kind of a retirement lifestyle do you envision? What is your current health status? Do you have any health conditions that are likely to reduce your mobility, vision or cognitive abilities later? How much care and assistance do you think you’ll need as you get older? These are all questions that need answering as you consider which retirement community is right for you.

Staying in your own home is the preference of most people—more than 90 percent, according to the AARP. But staying at home doesn’t necessarily mean in your long-term home. Aging in a new Quail Run home offers many advantages, especially because they are comfortable and easy to maintain. The sooner you move in, the more time you’ll have to establish social connections, which are becoming more and more important to our mental and physical health, studies show. There’s no better place to find them than an active retirement community like ours.

Retirement communities offer the benefits of living at home while being flexible to changing healthcare and mobility needs. While our design emphasizes accessibility, we serve seniors who are generally in good health and can live without personal care or health assistance. However, our homes are easily modified should you experience an injury, illness, or other mobility/health challenge, and differing levels of care are available in Yakima through other third-party providers.

In-home care supports the well-being and independence of older adults who are living in their own home. Nonmedical care helps older adults who might need an extra hand. Services are tailored to the person’s needs and might include:

  • Housekeeping, laundry, and other household tasks.
  • Transportation.
  • Assistance with exercise and other prescribed activities.
  • Companionship and mental stimulation.

In-home medical services are also available in Yakima, including medication management, safety supervision, wound care and more. In-home care, both nonmedical and medical, can be provided on an hourly basis a few hours per week up to full-time, depending on your needs.

The best retirement living option depends on each individual’s combination of needs and preferences. At Quail Run, we’re here to help you find your ideal retirement lifestyle. With amenities like our pool and clubhouse, we want to help you age in place by providing a caring community that you can call home for many decades to come—and the beautiful Yakima backdrop doesn’t hurt, either!