Many people equate looking for a senior Independent Living apartment to house-hunting. This is a mistaken notion that could waste your time. What you need from a senior living apartment is vastly different from what you may want from a family home. This means that a different approach has to be taken when you are in the market for a senior living apartment. A good way to make it easier to find the ideal apartment is to have a list of the most important things you need the apartment or community to have. This differs from person to person, but there are a few things that are common across the board. These include:
An Ideal Floor Plan
The senior living apartment should have a floor plan designed to suit your needs. This is critical since you will spend a lot of time in the apartment. If you require easy movement, the floor plan should accommodate this. There should be enough space to move around whether in a wheelchair or by walking. Apartments with more than one story should have an accessible staircase with adequate structural support or have a stair lift. If not, there should be enough room to install one without altering the apartment’s structure too much.
The floor plan should also be free of hazardous designs such as very smooth tiles in areas that are likely to be wet. This could easily cause falls.
Availability of Amenities
You should consider your circumstances, and then decide which amenities you need. If you need to be reminded to take your medication because you sometimes forget to do so, consider getting an Independent Living apartment that has a concierge service. They will make this reminder without invading your privacy.
You might need more amenities in future, such as concierge, laundry and room service. We offer a wide array of senior living amenities. Our team members are at your beck and call and will offer professional service.
You should have access to fun activities to maintain the quality of your life. This also depends on your personal preferences. You could ask for an apartment that has an excellent view if you like reading books while seated next to your window.
We offer a Celebrations Activities and Events program which organizes regular events in the community that you can take part in. These are varied to keep you and your neighbors entertained. The activities also give you an opportunity to socialize.
Assistance with Chores and Other Tasks
The point of Independent Living is to ensure that you get the most out of life. When looking for an Independent Living apartment, you should also consider the availability of help for chores and activities such as cooking and cleaning up after cooking, transportation and keeping your clothes clean and neat. This leaves you with enough time on your hands to do things that you actually enjoy doing. You only need to ask for the service you require, and our team members will provide it with professionalism.