Updated: Nov 19, 2019
Aging is ever present. It’s our life’s breath…a part of our everyday life. We don’t see it, hear it, touch it, or feel it happening. But one day, we face ourselves in the mirror and we feel its effects like the wind from a tornado, whipping around and engulfing us with its presence…it’s sudden and it descends upon us as though we never expected that it would come.
We start the conversation with ourselves this way…
Everyday, I shop for food and cook; I clean the house, pay the bills, call the plumber and the electrician when things go wrong; I go to the doctor, and run to the pharmacy to fill the prescriptions, then I close my eyes and imagine….what would life be like for me if I didn’t have to care about these things everyday.
What if I could trade this in for a life that cared for me in my old age…a life of independence and freedom; yet my days would be filled with laughter and intellectually stimulating conversation and entertainment with others my own age? People I could join for my meals, which are prepared by a professional chef, exercise that is taught by qualified fitness specialists; housekeepers that cared enough to make sure my apartment was immaculately clean and I could climb into a beautifully made bed?
A twenty-four hour concierge who made me feel safe and secure, who would fax my prescriptions to the pharmacy, arrange transportation and whom I could talk to if I couldn’t sleep and went downstairs to have a chat. Growing old makes me feel lonely sometimes. I want to be someplace where I can choose either to be alone or to surround myself with people.
It’s a new lifestyle; different than the old one, but I feel free now that I’ve made the decision to move on to an independent or assisted living community. A new beginning, a new place to call home.
Welcome Home Senior Services & Placement Co. focuses on providing hands-on, concierge-level support to our clients who are seeking our professional help. She focuses on helping seniors transition to independent living, assisted living, or memory care facilities. We proudly serve Miami-Dade, Broward, The Palm Beaches, the Florida Keys, as well as Lee and Collier Counties on Florida’s West coast. Our mission is to help you embark on this new beginning with excitement for what's ahead!