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How to Know When it’s Time to Move into a Retirement Community

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Have you ever wondered what your life will look like as you approach retirement? The years leading up to your retirement can pass by quickly, and when the day finally comes to retire, you don’t want to worry about what to do next.

While the thought of selling your home and moving to a retirement community may seem overwhelming, there are so many benefits for you if you start planning early enough. Researching retirement communities in advance can actually set yourself up for an enjoyable retirement!

4 Benefits of Planning Early to Move to a Retirement Community

Here are just some of the many benefits you can experience when you plan for your move to a retirement community early:

  1. You Can Find Exactly What You’re Looking For. Researching retirement communities can be overwhelming with all of the options available. This research is not something to take lightly, since you are searching for the next place you’ll call home and somewhere that will compliment your lifestyle preferences. If you begin looking early, you will be able to learn about various communities, take tours of each community you’re interested in and truly get a feel for what the communities will offer you if you were to become a resident. Make sure to research Life Plan Communities, like Peabody, that offer you a full continuum of care. These types of communities will provide you with every type of care you might need as you age in place and eliminate the need to seek outside care or additional services, you’ll have everything you need in one place.
  1. You Can Get Involved with the Community Before Moving In. When you give yourself plenty of time to find a retirement community, chances are you will be able to find the perfect one for you. You’ll also be able to familiarize yourself with the community’s surroundings and culture before you move in. When you secure your spot at a community early, you have time to participate in community events, get to know the staff and start socializing with current residents at a gradual pace.
  1. You Can Find a Community with Available Residences. A common problem older adults run into is finding a retirement community they love and then realizing there are no residences available. If you wait too long to begin your search for a retirement community, there’s a chance there won’t be any residences available for when you want to move in and you’ll have to be added to a wait list. However, if you begin your research early, you are less likely to run into this problem. Planning your move to a retirement community years in advance means you’ll be able to secure your next home in the community of your choosing.
  1. You Can Experience Confident Financial Planning. A significant step in preparing for your retirement is financial planning. As you compare retirement communities, you’ll want to learn as much about each community’s cost and monthly expenses as possible. When you’re researching different communities, make sure to pay attention to what types of payment options they accept. Medicaid is one of the most popular ways seniors pay for their care, and it’s important to find a community, like Peabody, that accepts it if that’s how you plan to pay. The earlier you start your search for a retirement community, the easier it’ll be to find one that aligns best with your financial situation and goals.


Find Your Next Home at Peabody Retirement Community

At Peabody Retirement Community, we provide you with a wide variety of vibrant senior living options designed to fit your lifestyle and specific needs. When you join our community, you can expect to enjoy an active lifestyle with an added peace of mind about your future.

Our independent living option is ideal if you’re looking to maintain your independent lifestyle, pursue new opportunities, engage in creative activities and enjoy your retirement to its fullest. Not to mention, assistance is always available if you should need it.

We also provide assisted living  and memory care, should your health care needs change over time. To learn more about all of our senior living options, please contact us today at 260-201-2701. We look forward to talking with you!

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