When we envision ourselves getting older and retiring, it’s reasonable to picture it in the comfort of our current home. After all, this may be the home where you raised a family and built your life, so it would only make sense that you would stay there after retirement.
While this may work for some, there are many reasons why older adults choose not to stay in their long-time homes after retirement. Remaining in a home that’s, most likely, larger than you need can be an overwhelming and isolating experience that comes with a lot of responsibility.
Those who realize this may begin to look for a more suitable senior living option. And while some may have a plan with their money and have been budgeting responsibly for retirement, sometimes, it isn’t enough.
Brickmont Assisted Living offers assisted living and memory care services throughout the Atlanta, Georgia, area, including Woodstock, Acworth, and John’s Creek. We believe that everyone should have access to quality, affordable senior living to receive the happiness, comfort, and peace of mind they desire and they deserve.
We’re taking a look at some of the benefits of life at Brickmont Assisted Living and how it can be a valuable and affordable assisted living option.
When older adults live in their homes, one of the issues they often encounter is dealing with maintenance and upkeep. Typically, retired adults will find themselves living in a house too large and spacious for their needs, which can lead to heating and cooling unused rooms, excess lawn landscaping, and simply exerting too much energy to clean the house.
At Brickmont Assisted Living, we take care of everything for our residents by fully maintaining their private homes and the surrounding community; no more mowing the grass, cleaning the gutters, or having to worry about an unexpected electrical issue or a leaky roof. It’s as though you’re paying for a full-time handyman, housekeeper, landscaper, and electrician—on top of all the other benefits you’ll receive. Without having to worry about routine maintenance, you’ll have more time to relax in your private apartment, explore our outdoor spaces, and socialize with others in our many common areas. Here at Brickmont, a lifestyle that is free of home maintenance and the expenses that accompany it will leave you with plenty of time to enjoy your life and do the things you love most.
Another one of the biggest concerns for older adults who live alone is experiencing isolation. Not only can this create mental health worries like loneliness and depression, but it can also pose physical health concerns. Recent research has indicated that isolation can lead to an increased risk of dementia, heart disease, stroke, and hospitalization.
At Brickmont Assisted Living, we know how important activity and socialization are for older adults to age successfully. Because of this, our communities offer a variety of exciting outings, events, classes, social gatherings, and activities for residents to enjoy. From physical activities like guided fitness and stretching sessions to mentally stimulating activities like game nights and art classes, we take every resident’s needs and desires into consideration when planning our programs.
If you’re worried that having a scheduled activity calendar will stifle your freedom and independence, don’t! Life at Brickmont is whatever you choose for it to be—laid-back, active, creative, or social. Between the amenities are services, maintenance, and activity calendars, you won’t have to worry about anything besides your own ambitions and desires. Affordable senior living communities like Brickmont allow adults to experience independence and provide a community of similar people that will create a supportive, engaging network to help you achieve your goals and a price that won’t break the bank.
Depending on health and mobility, it can often be challenging for those living alone at home to plan, shop, and prepare nutritious meals. Adults will often resort to easy meals for one, including take-out and microwave meals. But having a healthy diet is essential for older adults as it can maintain energy, provide nutrients, and prevent certain diseases and illnesses.
At Brickmont, we take this into consideration and provide our residents with fresh, chef-prepared menu selections in a restaurant-style setting, catering to each individuals’ unique needs and preferences. You’ll never have to worry about cooking or meal preparation again unless, of course, you want to! Each of our private senior apartments includes an in-suite kitchenette for those who enjoy cooking and baking.
When researching senior living and retirement options, many adults don’t even consider traditional senior living because they are worried about the cost. However, when looked into further, many find that senior living communities, like Brickmont, may be more affordable than they think.
When living in a senior living or assisted living community, individuals will no longer have mortgage costs, utility bills, property taxes, home maintenance repairs, and grocery bills. These costs quickly add up, and without them, senior living options can end up being more cost-effective than continuing to live at home. Plus, you have the additional benefits of personalized attention, engaging activities, and relationship opportunities, which you can’t put a price on.
Furthermore, there are several resources available to older adults to help cover the costs of assisted living communities. From VA benefits to long-term care insurance, countless options can help you find affordable senior living that you feel comfortable paying for.
When budgeted correctly, life at Brickmont Assisted Living can be comfortably affordable and worth it!
Affordable Living at Brickmont
Because many older adults aren’t aware that senior living can be affordable, they end up living alone at home longer than they should, potentially putting their physical health and mental well-being at risk.
We recommend that when the time comes, you and your family research the value found in senior living communities versus remaining in your home. It can be tempting to stay in your cherished family house, but living in a senior living community could end up being more cost-effective and safer and open up endless opportunities for you.
The moment you step through the doors of our community, you’ll experience a stress-free environment that features an array of appealing amenities, services, and personalized assistance, and you’ll find your new home.
Brickmont Assisted Living offers affordable and compassionate senior living and memory care services throughout the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Our goal is to create an authentic and supportive environment where individuals live where they’re loved.
If you or a family member is interested in learning more about the support our Atlanta communities can provide and our affordable senior living options, contact our team today!
Updated on May 1, 2021