The aging process for many seniors often leaves them feeling frustrated because what was once an easy task can often become difficult to manage on their own and their independence often comes into question during these times. For many their loved ones may have to think of placing them in assisted living or the senior may decide that this is the next step in their life.
The idea of assisted living to someone who has been independent most of their lives can be a shock, but there is an alternative that can make this transition both easier and more tasteful than in the past and does not cost much more and allows the senior to continue to be independent.
The cruise line industry has been the hardest hit by recent economic events and while many still travel by car, air, train or bus the cruise lines have been viewed as a cumbersome way to travel and is just too expensive compared to other methods of transport.
That is why the cruise lines have been busy looking at other options in new niche markets available to them that will help them maintain their revenues and stay a viable travel option for many. The idea they have been considering is becoming an alternative assisted living service for seniors.
The cost of the two options is comparable and one does not cost any more than the other, either the cruise or multiple cruises compared to living in and assisted living facility.
The medical facilities aboard ship are the best services available and many perform geriatric medical services to the seniors who do take cruises and travel this way. The food is also prepared every day so it is a viable option for seniors.
Instead of a stagnant one room apartment in an assisted living home, the senior has the benefit of living aboard a cruise ship and seeing the world at large with all the comforts of home and all the luxury they can handle. They can experience different worlds and cultures during their travels. Something that being on land can not offer them.
For these reasons one should consider placing their loved one on a cruise line's assisted living facility as an option and benefit to the senior.