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Is Owning a Home Keeping You at Home?

Senior woman's hand locking a door

Retirement is supposed to be a time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Engaging in your favorite hobbies. Learning new things. Setting a new fitness goal. Spending more time with friends and family. Volunteering. Or crossing off those travel to-dos on your bucket list, like a trip to Barcelona or an Alaskan cruise to see the Northern Lights.

But many homeowners in their retirement years find that homeownership restricts their freedom to travel. If you’re planning to leave your home for more than a weekend, someone will have to maintain the yard and water the plants.

Security is also a concern. A neglected yard full of leaves and branches, a driveway covered in snow, or flyers piled up on the porch can attract the attention of burglars.

If you’re leaving your home for an extended period, you may have to turn off the water, clean out your gutters, set up timers for your lights, stop the mail, empty the fridge, stash valuables away, and make sure someone’s keeping an eye on the place while you’re gone. Wouldn’t it be nice to simply pack your bags and leave your home without having to worry about a thing? You can as a resident of a senior living community.


Pack your bags and leave worries behind with a lock-and-leave lifestyle.


One of the biggest advantages of moving to a senior living community is the freedom it affords you to live life your way. Whether you want to get away for the weekend, go on an extended family trip, or head south for the winter, all you have to do is pack your bags, lock your door, and let the front desk know when you’ll be back.

While you’re away, you can rest assured your residence will be safe and protected. Upon your return, you’ll find everything in perfect order, just as you left it. But there’s more to senior living than the freedom of a lock-and-leave lifestyle.


Discover the benefits of maintenance-free living.


At a Presbyterian Homes community, you’ll never have to mow the yard or shovel the walk. We take care of all maintenance inside your residence and out. If the dishwasher stops working, a faucet starts dripping, or a lightbulb goes out, just let us know, and we’ll take care of it. Besides, you’ll have better things to do than deal with maintenance hiccups.

As an independent living resident, you can continue doing the things you enjoy and also take advantage of the many opportunities on-site for fitness, fun and fulfillment. From yoga and tai chi to painting and guest lectures, there’s always something to pique your interest. Plus, you’ll build new friendships with people who share your interests.


24/7 security. Total peace of mind.


Another nice thing about senior living is the enhanced security it provides. At Presbyterian Homes, for example, emergency medical personnel are on duty 24/7, and every residence is equipped with an emergency call system. There’s always someone keeping an eye out ready to lend an expert hand.

In addition, our Life Plan Communities provide an added sense of security and comfort. With a full continuum of care on-site, including assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, you can enjoy today knowing you have a plan in place should you ever need care in the years ahead.

To learn more about Presbyterian Homes communities, get in touch. It’s the first step to a lock-and-leave lifestyle today and fewer worries about whatever tomorrow may bring.