Talking with your parents about senior living

Making the decision to leave their house and move to a community like ours in New Wilmington, PA, is a big step. Often, parents avoid the discussion because they don’t want to talk about the possibility of future health problems, or they just can’t face the idea of selling the house. But those feelings are often based on lack of information, including all the options they have and what community living is really like.

These ideas can help start a productive conversation—and the time to have it is now, while your parents are healthy and can look forward to everything we have to offer. But you don’t have to have that discussion alone. Talk with us. Bring us your questions. We’ll offer guidance with no sales pressure.

❯ My parents are worried about the cost.

People often think that staying in their house will save money. Compare their current expenses to the cost of living at Shenango on the Green. When you add up home maintenance and repairs, property taxes, insurance, food, utilities and other household expenditures, living at Shenango on the Green can be surprisingly affordable—minus the chores and responsibilities.

❯ They’re concerned about preserving their assets.

Reassure them that Shenango on the Green offers asset protection. Depending upon the financial option they choose, a percentage of their entrance fee is refundable to their estate.

❯ They’re unsure about future health care needs.

Parents often wait too long before taking a serious look at their plans for health care—just in case. When one or both parents face a health crisis, they suddenly have fewer options. They can be forced to pay the enormous cost of long-term care. The burden of care also falls on you—and parents don’t want that to happen.

❯ They say they’re just not ready yet.

Most Shenango on the Green residents will tell them, “I wish I’d come here five years ago.” The time to make a move to maintenance-free living is while they are healthy, active and able to enjoy community life. If they wait until a health problem forces their decision, they have fewer choices and less time to make them.

They can start by dipping a toe into a better way of life by being our guest. They’ll enjoy our fine cuisine, take part in fascinating activities, unwind in our Fitness Center and above all, meet our residents, who will be happy to talk about the reasons they made Shenango on the Green their choice.

Give us a call at 1-724-946-3516.

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