DinoMemberTopics: 1 Replies: 0
My father just moved into a seniors home. Will his health and lifestyle go downhill? I am quite concerned by this. At least when we were all around, he would do things and go about here and there. I am worried he might start to slow down rather quickly. I think once a move like this happens, it almost seems inevitable.
JillParticipantTopics: 10 Replies: 45
This is a difficult question to answer, however, I would say it is not necessary at all. The very fact you said your dad had been active up to this point is a good thing. There are many activities in seniors housing which your dad can get involved in. I do know what you are saying, but it also depends on the senior. If someone is not very healthy and is also slowing down, then perhaps it could be an issue. However, your dad sounds pretty active and healthy.
ConnieMemberTopics: 0 Replies: 1
There is no reason for him to change anything. In fact, it is quite possible that he may end up becoming more active! There are many things to do in a seniors home. People think everyone just sits by a window and watches the world go by. That’s not true at all. They can go about wherever and whenever they want. Walks, jogging, theatre, dinners…why should any of that stop? Then there are the fun activities within the facilities itself. Great chance to socialize and make new friends and keep healthy, happy and active.
RudyMemberTopics: 5 Replies: 44
There are many activities that your father can be involved in. Don’t forget, you can also always come by and see him. You can still take him out. You should contact a place like Pacifica Retirement Residence and ask them more about this. Be upfront and tell them your worries. Ask them about the activities available.
I am sure you will realize you are worried for nothing. I understand that it’s natural to worry. However, unless your father is totally dependent on others, which does not appear to be the case, then let him enjoy his new lifestyle. You can also join him sometimes. I’m sure the facilities allow family to occasionally join in.
NatalieMemberTopics: 8 Replies: 62
Depending on where you go and what is suitable for your dad, these places are equipped with many facilities to take care of residents. There are wellness programs, fitness classes, healthy meals and so much more. Your father will be well-looked after. Obviously, there are services that are included while there are other services which will cost extra. It all depends on what is right for your father. It sure sounds to me like he may not require too much because he seems to be in relatively good condition.
They will also have security and staff to handle any problems. There may be a games room, on-site laundry, a library, housekeeping and other conveniences. Besides, you are just a phone call away. Even if you are not available, your father won’t be on his own to fend for himself. Don’t worry, he will be looked after!
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