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When Does “Not Yet” Turn Into “Too Late?”

Generally, the decision to move into an assisted living community is a very tough one for seniors or their loved ones to make. When the team at Yuma Senior Living meets with potential residents and share with them all the services and amenities that are offered, seniors will recognize the lifestyle that our community supports. However, since the decision to move into an assisted living community is such a big one, many times seniors will delay or procrastinate moving in and will often use the phrase, “Not yet.”

Delaying will sometimes spell trouble for seniors who need assistance with their activities of daily living. Provided below are just a couple of the challenges you may encounter by delaying a move into a quality senior living community.

Physical Needs are Now Outside the Scope of Assisted Living

When your daily medications are managed, nutrition supported by dining services and activities provided to keep your mind, body and spirit engaged – services such as these helps sustain your health from rapidly deteriorating. By delaying your move into a senior community and not receiving those care services it could be detrimental for your health in the future.

If your health deteriorates from not receiving proper nutrition, medication management or other care services, and too much time has passed, many times you’ll find out that your care is now beyond the scope of services provided by most assisted living communities. You are then left with fewer options and may be forced with moving into a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or a small group home. SNFs are expensive and usually not ideal places to live and/or thrive.

Financial Planning to Support Your Stay within a Quality Community

If you own your own home and put off moving into a senior living community, you’re also elongating expense related to your home maintenance. When you decide to move into a community like Yuma Senior Living most of your living expenses are included in your monthly rent. Utilities, home maintenance and three meals a day are covered in your monthly rent – that provides you peace of mind and better financial planning. In addition, once you move in and start receiving care services, your care plan is kept on file, and this might help you to qualify for our state’s Medicaid benefit (ALTCS) which will then cover your room, board and care on a monthly basis.

At Yuma Senior Living we encourage you avoid the “not yet” trap that makes it “too late” for you or your loved one to enjoy life and receive the best assisted living Yuma has to offer. Simply give us a call at (928) 388-6858, and our Community Ambassador will schedule an onsite tour consultation at your convenience.


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