Explore Your Different Senior Housing Options

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Learn about different senior housing options. Senior Lifestyle explores the variety of senior living options available to you and your loved ones.

Planning for a change in your lifestyle, like moving into a senior living community, can feel like a daunting task. There are multiple senior housing options to choose from, so how do you find the one that’s right for you? Browse these overviews of the different senior living options that are out there to learn more about which one offers the suitable level of care and amenities for you and/or your loved one.

Independent Living

Independent living communities offer regular apartments to seniors who wish to live among their peers as well as certain conveniences that make day-to-day living a little easier. Seniors who choose independent living typically have few medical problems and are allowed the freedom to live their life however they wish, but they can also enjoy the security that comes with knowing that help is never far away. Many communities offer transportation, social programs, meal plans and housekeeping services that can ease the burden of certain tasks in the home or just save time for independent seniors to enjoy life. To learn more, see what sets independent senior housing options at Senior Lifestyle communities apart here.

Assisted Living

Those looking for senior living options, whether for themselves or a loved one, that provide added assistance with daily health care will want to explore assistant living communities. Residents of assisted living communities can receive a level of care tailored to their individual needs, while still being able to enjoy the amenities associated with independent senior living options. Whether they’re in need of assistance with dressing, medication management, bathing or a range of other options, they’ll be able to get the help they need while enjoying life at an assisted living community.

Memory Care

Communities that offer memory care are growing in popularity. These communities specialize in improving the quality of life for those individuals suffering from conditions that cause dementia and memory loss, like Alzheimer’s disease. The staff at memory care communities are specially trained to cater to memory-impaired residents and maintain a secure and comforting environment.

Skilled Nursing

Senior living options with skilled nursing care offer a more comfortable place for those who require a high level of medical care. Skilled nursing communities can be utilized for short- or long-term stays, offering helpful senior housing options for those recovering from a surgery or stay in the hospital, as well as those with chronic health issues and disabilities that require regular assistance.

Short Term Care

Also known as respite care, short-term stays can offer in-home caregivers a break from their daily duties. Respite care can also provide residents with a higher, expert level of care that may be needed during certain temporary situations—whether they’re planned or unplanned. This type of stay in a community can also offer seniors an opportunity to preview different senior housing options and decide whether it is a better lifestyle for them.

It is common practice for many to use the word “facility” to describe these different senior living options, which we feel are more aptly described as communities. At Senior Lifestyle, we create environments, no matter what level of care you or a loved one need, people come together with a common interest in living life to the fullest. We’ve accomplished this by establishing a truly vibrant and hospitable culture common to all of our locations, which is maintained by a strong system of support that brings together care providers, residents, and families. Explore your options for living with Senior Lifestyle, and become a member of our caring community today.

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