Seniors are living more fulfilling lives than ever before, with many living up to a rich age of nineties. Furthermore, retirement life for your loved ones no longer means that they have to lead a quiet life in solitude. For many, this phase of life can be the most fulfilling and active phase for them. It’s no surprise that many seniors want to stay in their homes as they are known to be independent and value their freedom, even while they are dealing with critical health issues.
However, your loved one’s determination to stay at home can be counter effective to their independence since it could pose many risks should they continue to stay home alone. On the other hand, independent living communities can provide a safe and affordable alternative living option for your loved ones and also allow them to lead an independent and proactive life. We have prepared a list of everything you need to know about independent living for seniors here.
Independent Living for Seniors
If your loved ones prefer a lifestyle that allows them to pursue their interests without having to handle tasks such as household chores, they will love it at an independent living community. Independent living communities remove some of the burden of homeownership responsibilities such as maintenance, landscaping and utilities. Many communities are designed to function like a private home whilst providing their residents the opportunities to participate in social activities such as excursions.
Services and Amenities Offered in Independent Living Communities
Independent living communities provide your loved ones or family members with ease of access to services that will bring convenience to their daily lives. Such communities do not offer assistance to their residents with daily living activities such as grooming and dressing. However, they do offer residents a range of everyday activities that they can participate in, such as the following:
- A calendar of socio-cultural activities such as holiday celebrations and dances
- Complimentary scheduled transportations for your transportation needs
- Health and wellness classes such as Zumba, Yoga and Water Aerobics
- Emergency response system
- Nutrition and health coaching
Cost of Living in Independent Living Communities
There are several forms of payment methods you or your loved ones can use to pay for independent living costs. Some examples can be annuities, personal funds, Social Security & Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and more. To determine your eligibility for SSI benefits, you can visit your local Social Security Administration office or send in an online application.
Independent Living at Discovery Village At Sugarloaf
Should you or your loved ones make the decision to move into our senior living community, we’d welcome you with wide open arms! Our staff members will evaluate and determine the level of care required for you or your loved ones before recommending you the most suitable senior living option. To learn more about our senior living programs, contact Discovery Village At Sugarloaf at 770-692-1177 today.