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3 Common Concerns About Moving into Senior Living (And How We Care for Each)

by Garden of Palms

If you’re considering moving into a senior living community, it’s normal to feel nervous or ambivalent. While relocating anywhere is always somewhat stressful, the move to a retirement community can be particularly nerve-wracking. However, that doesn’t mean it has to be an unpleasant experience.

As a Jewish senior living community in Los Angeles, Garden of Palms is familiar with many of the anxieties that new and prospective residents have about moving into senior living. Keep reading to learn three of the most common concerns, and how we address each of them.

Loss of Independence

One of the most common concerns about moving into senior living is that you’ll lose your independence, privacy, and control over your daily life. At Garden of Palms, we create custom care plans tailored to each resident’s unique needs and requests. This not only prevents unnecessary care, but allows residents to retain their independence for as long as possible.

In addition to creating unique care plans, we offer several levels of service: independent living, assisted living, and two memory care programs. As a result, the care we provide is flexible and encourages independence. Whether you desire to keep the same lifestyle with just a bit of extra help, like housekeeping, or you need a few additional services from our assisted living program, we’ll work with you to develop the best care plan for you.

At Garden of Palms, we know that independence and privacy are essential for happiness, and that’s why our residents live in their own private apartments, available in studio and one-bedroom layouts with optional kitchenettes. These apartments allow residents to keep their privacy while not having to worry about housekeeping, and they can also be decorated with cherished items to create a warm and home-like ambiance.

Being Forgotten About

You’ll never have to worry about being lonely, bored, or forgotten about when you live at Garden of Palms. Our warm and cozy environment is the ideal setting to visit with family and friends, while our calendar is packed with fun and social activities like storytelling, movie nights, games, and outings. We also engage with the outside community by having frequent four-legged friends come by, as well as visitors from surrounding Jewish schools. And since our senior living community population is kept small and intimate, this allows us to provide every resident with enough care, attention, and support.

A Difficult Change

Another common concern about moving into senior living is that it will involve a significant and difficult lifestyle change. At Garden of Palms, we work with residents to make the transition into senior living as smooth as possible. We also strive to create a comfortable, warm, and neighborhood-like environment, in part by incorporating Jewish traditions, holidays, and services, as well as by keeping an authentic and kosher dining experience.

After moving into a senior living community, keeping busy and engaged can make a significant difference in managing stress and helping you get settled. Our calendar includes plenty of stimulating activities that support and nourish a healthy mind, body, and soul. Popular activities include yoga, t’ai chi, arts and crafts, garden walks, and puzzles, and we also offer soothing and relaxing amenities like spa services, hairstyling, and mani-pedis.

Visit Our Jewish Senior Living Community Today

At Garden of Palms, we understand that it can be a frightening change to move into a senior living community. That’s why we’ve combined a cozy atmosphere, a flexible approach to care, and a packed calendar full of engaging activities to create our warm and inviting Jewish senior living community. To learn more about our services, click here to contact us today .