One big concern that people face when moving into senior living in Yuma, Arizona is that they are worried they will become disconnected from their friends and family. It may feel like you’re being removed from the life you knew and the ease and convenience with which you were able to see your friends and family. But this isn’t true and shouldn’t be the case. Senior living in Yuma is your new home, and you can keep in touch with friends and family just as you did. Here are three tips for staying in touch with family when you live in senior living in Yuma.
1) Choose a Community That’s Not Far from Home
When going through different living communities, pay close attention to the location. See how far it is from where your family lives and consider how long the drive will take (both when there is and isn’t traffic). If the drive is long and one that you don’t think your family will be able to make frequently, you may want to look at a senior living community that is closer to them. When the location is closer and the drive easier to make, family and friends are more likely to visit you more often. For instance, if your children live in southwest Arizona, or southeast California, it’s a good idea to opt for senior living in Yuma Arizona.
2) Choose a Community That Has Plenty of Activities
Most senior living communities have activities for their residents, but many also have events and activities that families of residents can attend too. By choosing senior living that encourages and invites family members to join residents at dinners, celebrations, and other events, you’re choosing a community that makes it easy for your family to support you and stay in touch.
Additionally, consider a senior living community that offers transportation. You can utilize this to meet your family in town to go out to eat or enjoy a day of shopping.
3) Schedule a Time Each Day of Week to Call
Set a schedule with your family when you move into a senior living community. It may not be possible for them to visit you daily, but maybe on the days they don’t come, they can call you at a certain time. Or maybe if your family lives a bit farther away, you have a scheduled phone date at a certain time on a specific day. There are also may options for video calls these days if you have access to a tablet, cell phone, or computer. By scheduling these touch bases, you can keep up with your loved ones regularly.
At Yuma Senior Living, we support our residents with all their activities of daily living. We also offer 24-hour on-site care staff and weekly housekeeping in a tranquil and safe environment. Simply give us a call at (928) 388-6858, and our Community Ambassador will schedule an onsite tour at your convenience.