When my grandfather first considered moving to one of the continuing care retirement communities in his town, he was apprehensive. But like many seniors, he has been pleasantly surprised by the quality of life he has been able to maintain in his new home.
As the Baby Boomers age, a whole new generation of people, those born between 1946 and 1964, is creating a growing need for continuing care retirement communities in Williamsburg VA and other cities around the country. But just like moving anywhere there are a lot of variables in choosing a Williamsburg retirement community. It is essential to consider the levels of care that each facility provides. Fifty five percent of the seniors who responded to a Genworth Financial study said that, when needing long term illness care, their greatest fear is being a burden to their family. Many continuing care retirement communities, but not all, offer varying levels of assistance with daily living tasks. Because of this, it is important to choose one that will provide for you or your family member as needs and abilities change due to age or illness.
If you or your loved one are looking for more active adult communities Williamsburg may have a number of options to serve those needs too. A community with an active focus may have social sporting groups and plan outings and trips for its members while still meeting the expectations of those looking for continuing care retirement communities.
There are also differences between retirement homes in Williamsburg VA and continuing care retirement communities. While communities may resemble small villages, homes are more likely to be set up as single rooms or individual apartments in a single building. When considering retirement communities Williamsburg may have a lot to offer so be sure to ask a lot of questions so you find one that will provide the right level of care and compassion for you.