The very best time to consider a move to any type of senior residence is well before you need to. Take all the time you need to review the available options and choose the residence that suits you best.
Ask yourself the following questions:
Am I eating regular, nutritious meals?
Am I able to or do I want to, prepare meals for myself?
Is it becoming more difficult to keep up with housekeeping chores?
Is yard work and maintaining my home becoming difficult?
Do I wish I had more time for hobbies?
Am I lonely and would I benefit from having social interaction?
Am I becoming more dependent on my friends or family for things I used to do myself?
If you answered yes to one or more of the questions, now may be the right time to review your housing options.