The Benefits Of Living In Community
For many older adults, the idea of leaving their current home is unthinkable. After all, they’ve spent years making memories and accumulating rooms filled with earthly possessions. But the truth is, living in a home or apartment that’s too big with too much can actually limit your long-term quality of life.
We’d like to be a trusted resource. We believe a stellar community starts with good and faithful people — from the residents who live here to the experienced and compassionate team members. We encourage you or your loved one to come for a visit. Whether you’re looking for affordable independent living, assisted living or care in our Health Center, you’re welcome to experience the loving spirit and grace of God’s people with us.
Cultivating Independence At An Affordable Price
An active, independent lifestyle in safe and beautiful surroundings can be an affordable option for seniors with limited or restricted resources. Income-based living for seniors in and around Clinton Township, Michigan is core to Independent Living at Church of Christ Care Community’s ministry of service. By incorporating HUD 202 federal subsidies, we’re able to offer affordable senior living one-bedroom apartments to those demonstrating economic need.
Our residents enjoy companionship and comfortable living without the concerns of home and property maintenance in a peaceful, park-like setting. They enjoy the companionship of neighbors, conveniences that make life more carefree and the security of knowing that emergency assistance and a variety of support services are available to them if the need arises.
Starting The Conversation About
It takes courage to talk with a family member about moving to a senior living community. There’s often resistance to making the move. Yet, it’s important to remember that living among peers who share values and interests is inspiring and uplifting. And even more important, having the care and security needed, every step of the way, brings life changing relief and freedom for every member of the family.
If you’re feeling nervous, uncomfortable, or even guilty about bringing up the subject, the following tips can make the conversation a little easier.
Be prepared. Do your research before the conversation takes place so you can provide thorough information about senior living, assisted living, and independent living options.
Let everyone have a role. Invite all parties involved to talk openly about options. Make sure your family members feel their concerns are being heard.
Talk when you’re at your best. Choose a moment when you and your family are rested and feeling well.
Choose a partner. Consider inviting a trusted outside party to join in the discussion, such as a family physician, clergy member, or family friend.
Listen. Hearing and understanding everyone’s wishes and concerns is imperative.
Revisit. Don’t expect to reach a decision instantly. Many people discuss senior living options over the course of several communications, and it’s important to give your family members some time to absorb the information you share.