Is It Time for Senior Living?

Senior living isn’t what it used to be. Senior living communities are designed for older adults who value their independence but may need a little extra support. But even though there are many benefits to moving into a senior living community, it can be challenging to know when to make the move.


Making the choice that the time is right for senior living is a personal one. And whether you’re considering it for yourself or a loved one, a move to a senior living community means embarking on a new phase of life—which can be emotionally challenging but ultimately rewarding. To help make the choice, it can be useful to pay attention to certain signs that can assist in making the decision.

Key Takeaways

  • This is a highly personal decision
  • It can feel like an emotional reckoning
  • Signs to watch for can be a big help
  • Talk it over—more than once

Expanding Your Options with Senior Living

These days, people are living longer, more active lives. The picture of aging is more fun than ever, which also means choosing to move into a senior living community is more nuanced than it was years ago. There is a wide spectrum of senior living experiences designed for older adults who value their independence but need some support with daily activities.

For some active older adults, suggesting a move to senior living might meet with resistance, so it's helpful to keep a few things in mind as meaningful signs that it’s time to consider a transition.

If you or your loved one answer yes to one or more of the following questions, it’s a good time to consider senior living.

From assisting with daily chores and personal need-based care to surrounding residents with a vibrant community that opens up options for activity and connection, senior living communities can help residents keep doing the things they love and provide support to lead a more carefree life.

At Sunrise, our senior living communities offer a personal experience with different levels of assistance and care tailored to each individual. Our residents are able to retain their independence by getting help with the day-to-day maintenance of life, including household chores, cooking, care coordination, and transportation. With fewer daily tasks to worry about, residents can have more time to do the things that make life exciting—from engaging activities and events to dining on fresh meals among friends.

You can always talk to a team member of a Sunrise community in your area about all the options available to you.

Looking to learn more? 

We would love to help guide you on your senior living journey. Fill out the form and one of our senior living experts will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss any questions you have.

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