The Myths of Senior Living: Busted DISPLAY AD2019-02-05T22:01:28+00:00

The Myths of Senior Living: Busted

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The journey toward senior living can be a long one filled with difficult conversations, challenges to overcome, homes to sell, and discerning myth from fact. Let’s explore the truth about senior living together OR fill out the form to talk to a personal senior living advisor!

Myth: “I can’t afford it. It’s too expensive.”

Fact:

  • Housing, home maintenance, utilities, food, entertainment, transportation, and more, are included in the cost.

  • No mortgages or property taxes.

  • Non-profit organizations often have a foundation to support residents in-need.

LISTEN TO A 3-MINUTE PODCAST: HOW MUCH DOES SENIOR LIVING REALLY COST?

Myth: “I’m not ready. I don’t need senior living.”

Facts:

  • Senior living isn’t just for people who can’t take care of themselves anymore.

  • Most residents wish they would have made the move years earlier.

  • Be in the driver’s seat. It’s best to make the move when you have the choice, not when you need to.

LISTEN TO A 3-MINUTE PODCAST: OVERCOMING OBJECTIONS TO SENIOR LIVING

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Myth: “I’ll lose my independence.”

Fact:

70% of residents and 75% of their family members are more likely to report a good quality of life versus those still living at home.

  • The goal of senior living is to keep you as independent as your health allows you to be.

  • You can bring your car! Driving is encouraged and parking is available.

  • Transportation is available for shopping, appointments, doctor visits, trips, and more.

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Myth: “The food in senior living is terrible.”

Fact:

73% of family members notice nutritional improvements in their loved ones.

  • Choice and variety is king. Luther Manor has three restaurants in Independent Living and six throughout the community.

  • Menu is considerate of health needs and dietary restrictions.

  • Dine in and take out options are available.

  • You can have your meal delivered to your apartment.

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Myth: “I’ll have to give up the things I love and my favorite hobbies.”

Fact:

64% of family members notice social well-being improvements in their loved ones after a move to senior living.

LISTEN TO A 3-MINUTE PODCAST: WHAT SENIOR LIVING IS REALLY LIKE

Myth: “Everyone is sick or dying. It’s depressing.”

Fact:

44% of family members notice physical health improvements in their loved ones.

  • Many senior living communities have regular wellness and fitness programs to keep residents active and healthy.

  • Studies have shown that seniors stay healthier, more active, and live longer in retirement communities than in a house.

  • When help is needed Luther Manor has doctors, dentists, and specialists in-house!

STUDY SHOWS SENIOR LIVING RESIDENTS ARE HAPPIER & HEALTHIER

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

When Joyce, Rusty, and Sharon were considering moving to a senior living community they encountered many of the myths mentioned above. Listen to the now-Luther Manor residents dispel the misconceptions people have about senior living.