A Season for Independence

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America is a nation of independent thinkers, generations of people who have worked to be self-reliant, self-sufficient and self-governing. We declared our independence in dramatic fashion over two hundred years ago and we continue to do so on an annual basis in some form in most every community in America. From backyard barbecues to parades and fireworks, Senior Lifestyle celebrates our residents and their spirit of independence not only on July 4th, but every day of the year with senior living options designed for their lifestyle preferences. Independent living means that our dedicated staff is there to accommodate the unique lifestyle our residents choose so that they can enjoy the freedom to do what makes them happy. The flexibility afforded by this lifestyle option often has residents wondering why they didn’t make the decision to move sooner!

At Senior Lifestyle, we understand that maintaining independence can be tricky for seniors. Knowing what to hold onto and what to let go of is a tough road to navigate, especially for someone who has lived independently for many years. Giving up a driver’s license or accepting in-home help is a big step for many seniors, and leaving home is an even bigger step. Loved ones can help navigate these obstacles by having open conversations with senior family members that focus on long-term needs and maintaining a level of independence that fits those needs. When changes need to happen, family members can also focus on the positive aspects of those changes.

Asking for and accepting help when it is needed is a positive step toward staying independent. Families can help senior loved ones maintain independence by practicing interactive caregiving, partnering with the senior to accomplish activities of daily living instead of “taking over.” Quite often, in the interest of efficiency, caregivers complete tasks for the senior only to discover that the performance of these tasks is vital to the senior’s sense of purpose and overall quality of life.

Support your loved one’s independent streak! Our senior living options at Senior Lifestyle are designed to promote optimum levels of independence for our residents, along with the freedom to enjoy the lifestyle they deserve! To learn more about Independent Living and the senior living choices at a Senior Lifestyle community near you, please visit our website at www.seniorlifestyle.com.

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