What Are My Loved One’s Senior Lifestyle Options?
There’s a lot to think about when you’re considering senior community living for a loved one. Learn about how they’ll be cared for, how they’ll have an enriching lifestyle and how they’ll maintain their dignity in a safe space. Here are a few things you need to know, like what to expect, levels of care provided and the process you might want to follow. We also offer eBooks and articles to help you make your decision.
What to Expect?
We know the importance of eating delicious and nutritious food, which is why we offer our residents multiple chef-prepared meals a day. Our dining services take the hassle out of cooking and cleaning so that you can rest assured your loved ones are getting proper nutrition. Many of our communities offer:
- Welcoming Dining Halls
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Chef-Prepared Meals
- Private Dining Rooms
- Menus for Special Needs
- Personalized Care Plans
- Nutritious Snacks
- Mealtime Assistance
Our communities fill the days with events from our daily programming calendar. Many communities have an event director who will see to it that your loved one has plenty of ways to keep active and engaged. Activities are catered to the abilities of each resident and are structured around The 6 Elements of a Fulfilling Lifestyle:
- Move – Physical activity to encourage high-level wellness
- Grow – Intellect and skills for knowledge and understanding
- Feel – Expand individuality, connection, and compassion
- Reflect – Spirituality to feel uplifted and inspired
- Connect – Social opportunities to nurture relationships
- Contribute – Vocational activity
Among the key benefits to community living are the friendships and connections formed. We promote meaningful contact between residents, friends and families through technology, games, recreation and classes. In addition to the fun, there are many proven mental-health benefits to living a social lifestyle. Examples of what our communities may offer:
- Billiards, Darts, Card Games and Other Parlor Games
- Exercise Classes and Walking Groups
- Community Happy Hours and Group Outings
- Phone Calls and Video Conferences With Friends and Family
Health & Wellness
At Senior Lifestyle, we help your loved one live with ease, promoting a well-rounded approach to health. We understand the importance of ensuring both the physical and mental health of our residents are well taken care of. Our personalized care plans ensure that your loved one is receiving all the services they need to live each day with confidence. Community programs may include:
- Exercise and Mobility Programs
- Healthy Meal Plans
- Medication Management
- Safe and Secure Communities
- Personalized Care Plans
- Transportation for Medical Appointments
- Wellness Checks
- 24-Hour On-site Staff
- Wellness Education Workshops
Level of Care Quiz
With so many types of communities available, it can be hard to determine which level of care works best for your lifestyle. Take our quiz to find out which Senior Lifestyle level of care might be your best fit.Take the Quiz
Start the Conversation
Sometimes talking to your parents about community living starts with a simple question like, “What are your biggest daily struggles?” Ask them how you can help. As you approach the idea of senior living with your parents, remember that they still see themselves as your parent; you are their child, no matter how old you are.
Get Experienced Advice
Consult an accountant or financial advisor to help your loved one sort out the financial benefits of the move. Talk to health care professionals to get their opinion about their long-term needs and how communities can help. If they have friends who have gone through this process, you can ask them about their experiences.
Look at Our Communities
Use our interactive map to find senior living communities in your area. You can browse the photos, look at the floor plans, and learn about services and amenities available. Be sure to save your favorite ones for later, or you can submit a form if you prefer the community to reach out with more information.
You can schedule a visit online or by calling the community. We want you to feel comfortable and at home with us, so please share your story so we can personalize your experience based on what matters most to you.
Find a Community
See the senior living communities and services near you to find the perfect fit for you or your loved ones.