Independence is important to all of us. As we grow older, however, that independence could feel as though it is slipping away. The body goes through significant changes with age, leading to health conditions that make falling more likely. These falls are a major cause of injuries in older adults, replacing independence with the fear of falling.
As you get older, you may find that maintaining your home has become more difficult, or maybe you’re ready to start your retirement with a change. Senior living communities are growing in popularity across the country - offering older adults maintenance-free living, social interaction, and more.
Longevity may seem like something that is out of your control, but that’s not entirely true. While genetics and medical history play an obvious factor, there are habits backed by science that can increase life expectancy!
When people think about senior living, it’s common for most people to imagine lousy food, cramped living conditions, strict guidelines, and a boring lifestyle without engaging activities. At HarborChase, we strive to change the mindset in traditional independent living, and set the bar higher with our luxurious senior living opportunities!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “depressive disorders are an under-recognized condition and often are untreated or under-treated among older adults.” Because depressive disorders are not diagnosed in older adults, many seniors can suffer from anxiety and depression without their families or physicians being aware of the issue at all.