When we think about the years when retirement comes, what comes to mind is a nursing home or a nurse at home.
Once they have retired and if they have no loved ones to care for them, the only option in the past was for retirees to go to a nursing home. Loneliness comes when – then.
Nursing homes are experienced in different ways. The most common are sad feelings, feelings of loneliness, depression, etc.
The world is moving forward. So nursing homes are no longer in vogue. The era of something new is coming – senior cohousing!
Senior cohousing guarantees that every member of this community will have their own personal space and privacy. Members give their residences, property, but they share a common space such as a kitchen, a library, a fitness center, a garden, etc.
Thanks to this news, the lives of older people have improved.
When they agree to live together it means socializing with their friends, and this has a good effect on their health.
According to recent research by the Canadian Cohousing Network, people who cohouse live 10 years longer than people who go to nursing homes.
It is much more cost-effective to live in a community and share the cost of living. For example, when more people pay for a meal it is more profitable, than one person to pay for it. It is also more profitable to divide the costs for water, electricity, swimming pool, fitness center, etc.
- Security. In any case, nursing home and cohousing is a better option than living alone, isolated. If a person falls, has a fracture, or has a health problem, it’s easier to help when someone is close to him.
- Community. People who are surrounded by friends are less likely to suffer from depression. They spend time with friends discussing different things. If a person lives alone, they are more likely to become depressed.
- Greater privacy. By living in the senior cohousing, people get more privacy by having their own houses and apartments in which they can get privacy, and staying alone for as long as they need. In a nursing home, they only get a room that they may share with someone else.
- Better quality of life. Mentally and physically. When people go to a nursing home they think this is the last stage and the end is near for them. But by living in the community, people continue their daily activities and forget about everyday problems and depression.
Senior cohousing allows people to keep up with their daily habits and activities. It differs from nursing homes and therefore has become popular in recent years.