COVID-19 is a very worrisome health condition, especially for those who are older. You’ve heard about the risks, and you understand that exposure is very concerning. Yet, you need to get on with your life, and moving to senior living could be one of the big goals you have. This virus does not have to stop you, but there are a few things to keep in mind as you consider it. At S3Living, we can provide you with guidance to get you there safely.
Get Some Help Making Decisions
One of the obstacles many people have when moving into senior living is simply knowing where to go and what to do. It’s clear that having the right type of support for you is important, which is why it is best to use a service like S3Living to help you. We can provide for many of the needs you have, including helping you to find the right type of community to live in, supporting you as you pack up, and aiding you in handling any negotiations. The benefit here is that you will be able to stay home more and not have to do a lot of traveling at the risk of exposure.
You can trust us to help you with everything you need, including:
- Managing the full process
- Teaching about the types of independent living
- Buyer representation in CCRC
- Buyer representation in 55+ communities
- Additional services like moving
Use us for anything we can do for you to reduce your own risks.
COVID-19 Means Less Contact
The biggest and best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is simply to limit the amount of contact you have with people who you do not live with regularly. As you prepare to move into senior living then, you need to consider how to do that. Handle any conversations you can over the phone or use video chatting features. You want to minimize the amount of contact you have with delivery people, for example. That may mean talking to those in your new community in a safe manner, especially initially.
After you arrive onsite, be sure to stay at home as much as possible for those initial two weeks. That allows for you to be sure you did not bring COVID-19 into the community. That’s essential to protecting those around you. Many senior living communities will have some guidelines on this.
Recognize the Protections in Place
No matter where you live, COVID-19 can be a factor. The more you know about a community and the rules it has in place for protecting those living there, the better. Be sure you ask questions about this when talking to the independent living community. Find out what they can do, how they work, and what you can expect in terms of COVID-19 limitations and restrictions.
- Which amenities are not available right now?
- What type of cleaning and maintenance is being done to ensure people are safe?
- What happens if you need support – who can you call?
- Can you still socialize with your neighbors outside or in open areas?
- What are the rules about visitors right now?
These rules change dramatically based on where the community is, too. As COVID-19 continues to move through the country and creates challenges, most locations are adapting to find a way to operate safely.
Invest in Your Future with S3Living
COVID-19 may have caused a number of complications for you, but it does not have to limit you from moving into senior living. At S3Living, we provide you with a wide range of tools and resources to help you make that move and to do so with confidence and safety. If you are ready to learn more about your senior living options, contact us today at 833.405.0263.