5 Signs It's Time for Change

The family home is a special place full of love and memories. For your parents, it may be the place where they raised their children and where they now enjoy spoiling their grandchildren. The senior years can bring challenges to living in the home that was once comfortable.

For your parents, leaving the family home behind can be difficult, and may have them wondering when the best time is to make a change. You want your parents to enjoy their retirement years and treat themselves to new freedom and opportunities. Maybe they enjoy traveling, or want to learn new hobbies, or just want to relax without worrying about home maintenance and upkeep.

How do you know when it's time to talk to your parents about senior living options?

If your parents are experiencing challenges at home, it’s worth a discussion to talk about their future. Memorial Hermann’s University Place Senior Independent Living has amenities older adults need to live and stay well in a comfortable environment.

1. Home ownership and maintenance are becoming burdens.

A multi-bedroom home with a yard was exactly what they wanted while raising a family, but it can become overwhelming in the retirement years. Many seniors are ready to trade home repairs, cleaning, and lawn care for ease of living and convenience.

2. Health needs are changing.

University Place is designed so residents can continue living in the same environment, even when their care needs increase. Residents can begin with independent living, while having access to personal assistance services if needed in the future. University Place is located nest to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, so residents have easy access to a trusted name in health care.

3. Convenient amenities and resources would be helpful.

Round-the-clock staff and complimentary amenities are available to all residents. With restaurant-style dining, weekly linen service, complimentary health and wellness memberships, and transportation services, residents can participate in activities that are tailored to their interests. University Place is conveniently located within walking distance of Houston Christian University, and residents have complimentary access to recreational services, sporting events, lectures and more.

4. Getting out and socializing with friends is difficult.

Watching your parents’ social interactions decline can be an indicator that it’s time to consider a new living arrangement. With independent apartment living, your parents can have a full social life within their new community. They can pursue new hobbies, meet new friends and volunteer in the community, as much or as little as they want, with convenience and flexibility.

5. Planning for the future is becoming more important.

Part of your parents’ enjoying retirement is knowing that their financial plans are in order. Moving from a house to independent senior living gives residents the freedom to focus on their hobbies, knowing that expenses are covered in a consistent monthly payment.


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With competitive monthly rates and move-in specials, we provide convenient apartment options that can fit your parents' lifestyle. Join us for a scheduled, in-person tour, or call (713) 541-2900.


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