Now is the Time

78
of people have not communicated their long-term care desires with a spouse or partner, children, or other family members.

(Genworth Let’s Talk Survey, 2015)

78
of people have not communicated their long-term care desires with a spouse or partner, children, or other family members.

(Genworth Let’s Talk Survey, March 2015)

Moving to a retirement community can be a gift to your family. 

Starting the conversation before a health crisis occurs ensures your wishes can be shared, heard, and discussed in a low-pressure environment.

Here are some talking points to get the conversation started:

  • You want to stay in control and remain independent as long as possible. By making the decision now, you determine where you will go – and you will have more time to enjoy your lifestyle while you are still healthy and energetic enough to do so.
  • You want to relieve your family of the burden of making decisions, selling your home, dealing with your belongings, and caring for you on short notice.
  • A maintenance-free retirement community means you don’t have to worry about home repairs, or physical chores that are becoming too demanding.
  • With your future health care provided for, your family doesn’t have to worry about where to start and who will take care of you or where you will receive care.
  • You will have the time and opportunity to stay physically and socially active – even more so than you would in your current home.
A senior man and younger woman talking together on a park bench

Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

Invite your family to come with you on a visit to the community you are considering. Many offer guest suites so you can experience the lifestyle for yourself. Once they and you see it, meet the team and residents, and even sample the food, you and they will feel more confident about the path you’re choosing.