May 26 2017
There are several different types of living options available for senior citizens. Among these options are communities that encourage independent living and active lifestyles, home care services for those that may need assistance with medical issues, and assisted living communities that can offer help and services while providing socialization and peace of mind.
Age Restricted Communities
Age restricted communities are designed for those that are fifty-five years or older so that you can live in an independent environment and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle while being able to socialize with peers.
Some of these facilities do not offer additional services or amenities, however, and may not be able to accommodate you if you have additional medical needs that need to be addressed. If you want the freedom of independent living in an environment that encourages this active lifestyle, then this community may be the right choice.
Independent Living Versus Assisted Living
Independent living communities offer a private residence, meals in a common dining room, and social activities. Assisted living communities have help available for those that need help with daily tasks such as dressing, bathing, or medication management.
The decision between the two communities solely rests on you and the type of lifestyle you lead and the daily activities that you already participate in doing. If you have any difficulty with any daily task such as finances, cooking, cleaning, or transportation issues, then an assisted living community will offer more support in completing these tasks.
If you have no trouble with these tasks and want to live more independently but still be provided with convenient access to amenities while living in an environment that encourages your already active lifestyle, then an independent living community can offer you what you need.
When deciding the type of community you should live in; you should keep your current, as well as future, needs in mind. You can always adjust your lifestyle as needed and you can inquire about any and all options available to you that will provide you with the safety, comfort, and security you need.
Residents of these communities are awarded several opportunities and carefree days. Depending on the community you choose, there may be several activities designed to cater to a variety of people and offer social, spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual support.
You can have the privacy of your own space and the peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones that you will be well taken care of and have everything that you need to thrive in an environment that encourages your lifestyle and supports you.