Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice as they age for as long as they are able. This includes being able to have services and other personalized support as physical and cognitive needs and abilities change over time.
For residents at Victoria Landing, a waterfront assisted living and memory care facility located in Brevard County’s Melbourne, FL, these services can include personal care, nursing services, memory care and much more. The time to make your long-term senior living plan is now.
By 2030 All Baby Boomers Will Be 65 or Older
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2030 there will be approximately 71.5 million Americans over the age of 65. Older adults are projected to outnumber children under age 18 for the first time in U.S. history by 2034, according to Census Bureau projections.
“The mismatch between old and young will have implications across the coming years,” said Dr. Grace Whiting, president, and CEO of the National Alliance of Caregivers.
“We aren’t having enough children to take care of us in our old age,” she said. “Look at my family: my in-law was one of six children, my husband and I were one of two, and we don’t have kids. Extrapolate that out, and that’s what’s happening nationwide.”
Increasing Need for Memory Care, Senior Living Communities and the Concept of Aging and Place
The fact is everyone ages. Yet physical and cognitive changes can vary greatly in your 60s, 70s, 80s, and so on. Those choosing to “age in place” in either a luxury retirement home or assisted living facility have many options to find their right fit. That right fit should be a combination of caring, compassionate, and experienced personnel committed to growing with you, in your health and wellness, and a facility where you can continue a vital and quality life throughout your retirement years.
What Should You be Looking for in Your Forever Home for Aging in Place?
- Licensure through the Agency for Healthcare Administration
- Robust personal care offerings
- Convenient nursing services
- Ample activities and amenities (internal and external) that promote “whole health”
- Ability to maintain your independence with around the clock support services
- Visit to ensure a comfortable, clean, safe facility, property and surrounding community
- Specialized memory care at progressive stages
- Functional assisted living apartment floor plans
- Nutritional options for specific dietary requirements
- Optional transportation and welcoming visitation opportunities
For the high-demand reasons cited by Dr. Whiting and the U.S. Census Bureau above, research and long-term planning should begin immediately. Be selective! After all your years of parenting, grandparenting, great-grandparenting, managing a career, home and family, you deserve your golden years!
At Victoria Landing in Melbourne, FL, serene assisted living takes place waterfront in the slice of paradise on the Indian River. Our team of compassionate and skilled personnel partner with you and your loved ones, as our new family members, with personalized support every step of the way. For more information on our assisted living facility and services, please contact us today.