The Assisted Living Experience
Today’s seniors can expect an active, vibrant lifestyle in their community with the events and activities tailored to their preferences and abilities. While you will still find opportunities to play perennial favorites like bingo and bridge, the communities of today truly think outside the box when creating ambiances and programming for their residents.
Our communities are designed with comfort in mind, and we go the extra mile to ensure our residents feel happy, secure, and inspired. We maintain secure perimeters to keep our residents safe, and our expert and attentive staff make sure each resident is well cared for and listened to.
Who is Right For Assisted Living?
Many seniors and their families struggle with how to know when it’s time for Assisted Living or other senior care options. It’s common for families to initially be hesitant or for their loved ones to refuse these options because of preconceived ideas of senior housing or denial of care needed.
A snapshot of an assisted living resident
- Seniors with a need for assistance with daily activities
- Wants freedom from difficult home maintenance and chores
- Wants more opportunities to enjoy life, socialize, and learn
Today, these worries are unfounded, with our communities providing many opportunities for light, laughter, and ongoing independence. Seniors who need daily assistance with household chores or personal care can benefit from the services offered in Assisted Living communities while still enjoying a social, vibrant lifestyle.
These communities provide services that make daily living simpler for retirees. From housekeeping and household maintenance to transportation, here are a few services available.
The main feature of these communities is the availability of personal care services from a team of professionals, including a nursing staff. While the breadth of these services varies from community to community, they are often able to assist residents with daily personal care such as personal hygiene, dressing, medication reminders, and daily health checks.
A culinary experience inspires emotion, from the nostalgic aroma of bread in the oven to the warm comfort of a perfectly-seasoned soup on a rainy day. Families can rest assured knowing their loved one is served delicious meals each day, while eliminating the need to go to the grocery store. We combine the joys of dining with the nutrition experts say our residents need to live a healthy life.
Housekeeping and Laundry
Residents living in Assisted Living can worry less about household chores such as dusting, vacuuming, and laundry. These communities and their professional staff provide services like daily tidying-up, weekly housekeeping, laundry, and linen services to make each day easier.
Assisted Living communities provide individual and group transportation to help their residents safely complete their errands, attend appointments, or get out and about for shopping and fun. Residents can ride safely with a professional driver and receive any needed assistance while at their destination.
More Enjoyment Every Day
At Senior Lifestyle, we’ve developed a robust calendar of engaging programming, from inspiring creative classes to lively happy hours to holiday parties and lecture series. These vibrant schedules and environments reduce the risk of senior isolation and depression in our residents. Our programming caters to every level of care, and are designed to include all residents.
Learning and Discovery
There are many ways for today's active seniors to expand their world from inside their communities. Art and education classes have become a staple on monthly calendars, along with seminars on topics such as historical figures and wellness. Book, poetry, and writing clubs have also become popular, providing another way for seniors to grow and express themselves in the new community.
Active and On-the-Go
Staying active can keep seniors enjoying the hobbies and lifestyle they love. Physical activities for seniors in these communities have become an important part of the daily routine. From walking clubs, tai chi, and water aerobics to adapted exercises such as balance classes and chair yoga, seniors of all ability levels can find a structured exercise class or activity that keeps them healthy and on the go.
Friends and Fun
Part of the appeal of Assisted Living is that it provides a natural, comfortable setting to meet other seniors and build friendships. Communities focus on planning social events that encourage interaction including happy hours, movie nights, and trips to local eateries, making it simple to make connections and form friendships.
Places for Pets
Pets are an important source of love and companionship for seniors. Today's Assisted Living communities understand that connection and welcome these special friends. Many events and activities are pet-friendly too, making it easy for pets to feel equally at home and at ease in the community from the start.
Senior Lifestyle Option Quiz
Not sure if Assisted Living is the right fit? Take our personalized Level of Care Quiz to find out the best level of care for you or you loved one’s needs.Take the Quiz
How to Find an Assisted Living Community
Seniors and families looking for Assisted Living options will undoubtedly find many communities nearby. While researching communities can be intimidating, there are many resources that can help you in your search. Contacting local senior centers or visiting review sites to narrow your list to reputable communities that offer this level of care are great places to start. Once you schedule a tour, prepare the questions you should ask while visiting to ensure you gain the important information necessary to find your perfect community. Here are a few basic inquiries you can start with prior to even visiting an Assisted Living community near you.
The Right Place for Your Loved One
Depending on the level of care they provide and the residents living in a community, Assisted Living activities and programming can look very different from community to community. To find the right fit for you or a loved one, here are some questions to keep in mind:
- Do they offer activities or social events that I feel comfortable with?
- Can I easily pursue a passion I love here?
- Do I have to participate in every activity offered?
- If I own or decide to own a pet, would it be welcome?
Download Our Guide to Senior Housing
To better understand the different lifestyle options and which one is right for you or your loved one, check out our guide to senior housing.Download the Guide
Senior Lifestyle Values
At Senior Lifestyle, we help seniors and their families live with ease, while providing our residents a vibrant and healthy lifestyle. As a result of our core values, our residents enjoy special attention to detail and personalized care each day.
Some examples of our specialized offerings include:
- Nutritious meals to promote wellness
- Regular wellness checks and medication reminders
- Transportation to and from doctor’s appointments
- A dynamic, lively calendar of daily programming
- Technology to promote virtual socializing
- Happy hours and holiday parties
- Outings and events in our local community
The main feature of these Assisted Living communities is the availability of personal care services from a team of professionals. While the specifics of services provided vary from community to community, they are often able to assist residents with:
- Personal hygiene
- Medication reminders
- Daily health checks
Find out more about what’s included in an Assisted Living community.
Residents living in Assisted Living can worry less about household chores such as dusting, vacuuming and laundry because communities provide housekeeping services on a regular basis. Typically these services are provided on a daily, weekly, or bi-weekly basis depending on resident needs and preferences. Services include but are not limited to:
- Daily tidying up
- Linen services
- On-site maintenance
Learn more about some of the benefits of living in a senior community.
Our approach to the daily dining experience reflects our commitment to quality with food that tastes good, first and foremost. We work with family and residents to tailor meals to fit dietary needs or taste preferences.
- Chef-cooked meals 2-3 times a day served in our dining room
- Restaurant-style dining carried out by a professional dining staff
- Many communities offer private dining rooms for more intimate meals or
- family and friend gatherings
Find out more about the nutritional benefits of retirement community living.
Assisted Living communities provide individual and group transportation to help their residents safely complete their errands, attend appointments, or get out and about in the local area. Residents can ride safely with a professional driver and receive any needed assistance while at their destination.
Our professional staff works with family and residents to ensure that transportation is properly scheduled for the residents’ convenience.