Why You Should Choose Senior Living Sooner Rather Than Later

Over thousands of years, humans have shown that we prefer structure and routine over impulsivity and “c’est la vie” attitudes. We like the familiar over experiencing something new.

This attitude is especially true when we consider moving, even more so when someone decides to move to senior living.

Moving can be a difficult decision for many families because there are many things to consider.

Thankfully, with communities through Pivotal Health Care, moving sooner rather than later is smoother and more manageable than expected.

But it all starts with you. You need to do it sooner than later!


Moving When You Are Healthy Makes for an Easier Transition Period

Moving can be an incredibly stressful experience. It is even harder to do when you are not healthy and feeling well.

Making the transition to an independent living community when you are in good health helps ease this difficult transition by simply minimizing your stress.

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According to the CDC, between 2014-2017, the emergency department (ED) visit rate for persons aged 60 doubles by the time the person reaches 90 and over.

In other words, as you get older, your health declines rapidly, and you need healthcare services.

Don’t wait to be in critical health for you to decide to move.

Take Advantage of Opportunities Available in the Community

Unfortunately, as a person ages, some things become more challenging to do than others. For some seniors, a simple walk is no longer possible without assistive aid.

Senior living communities have so much to offer seniors both recreationally and socially. The younger you move in, the more you can take advantage of these opportunities. Participating in activities has been proven to boost your mood and health.

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All PHC facilities have an activity director who organizes events and gatherings for residents.

There Is Minimal Home Maintenance

Home maintenance can be a hassle. You don’t have to worry about the minutiae involved with taking care of a home when you live in a senior living community.

Senior living communities provide services to minimize the stress and frustration that can come with home maintenance. From regular lawn maintenance to safety and security, you are taken care of at all times.

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This way, you can enjoy independent living without all the responsibility sooner rather than later.

A Senior Living Community Cost Less Than a Nursing Home

Finances are always something to be considered. Saving money allows for more fun and enjoyment like trips, accessories, and fun outings!

Paying for a nursing home can cost over $100,000 per year. A senior living community costs less than half of that per year, which means you can spend more time and money doing the things you love.

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Moving out of a home is hard. It’s even harder when you think you are going to some strange place.

Thankfully, senior communities are homes. And they can be your home.

The worst thing to do is wait until it is too late to move into senior living.

Everyone who has walked through the doors of a PHC community wishes they came sooner.

So why wait? Live life to the fullest. Learn more and book your tour now!

Linden Woods CNA, Angela Kitchell, Named CNA of the Year

GLADSTONE, Missouri  – Angela Kitchell, a CNA at Linden Woods Village, was recently named CNA of the Year for District 1 by the Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA).

According to the MHCA, the winner of the CNA award must be dedicated, caring, and strive to give high-quality care to all residents. Also, the CNA must be formally submitted by the facility’s leadership team.

When asked about Angela, Cody Hughes, executive director at Linden Woods Village, said, “Angela is what it means to be a phenomenal CNA in every aspect of the job. She goes above and beyond for our residents in ensuring they have the best possible care at all times. When I went to submit a name for this award, Angela’s name immediately came to my mind. We’re so proud and excited that she will represent Linden Woods at the state level.”

Angela said, “I’m thankful to have been named CNA of the Year for this Missouri district. But what I’m most thankful for is that I’m able to provide care and love to the incredible residents at Linden Woods. That is what brings me the most joy.”

Angela will be formally recognized at the Opening General Session & Awards Presentation on Monday, August 23, 2021, at the Branson Convention Center. She will represent District 1 out of seven districts in Missouri. The state winner will be announced at the MHCA convention in August.