Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Living

July 11th, 2019

The world of senior living is vast, which can make finding a senior living community that checks all of the boxes an overwhelming task.

Here are the answers to some common senior living-related questions to equip you with the knowledge you need before you even step foot into a community.

Q: What care do you provide?
A: Every community is unique in their offerings. Here are the most common:

  • Independent Living: Independent living communities are for individuals who still want to embrace their independence while having the option to include services such as chef-prepared meals and housekeeping.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living is for those who need help with daily activities and benefit from regular support throughout the day.
  • Memory Care: Memory care is designed for those with memory impairments such as Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Unique to Independence Village, we also offer enhanced living, which is a bridge between independent and assisted living. This is beneficial for seniors who require minimal daily assistance, such as medication reminders.

Q: When is the right time to move in?
A: There’s no “right” time to move in — it’s all based on individual wants and needs.

While some seniors are more proactive in moving into independent living, others choose to remain home until their needs grow beyond what’s manageable for themselves or their loved ones to handle.

Regardless of daily needs, loneliness is another reason seniors may choose to move to senior living. From classes to excursions, happy hours and more, senior living communities offer a host of social opportunities.

Q: What activities are offered?
A: Many communities offer activities such as cooking classes, poker nights, or even venturing out of the community and attending a local sporting event.

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At Independence Village, our life enrichment activities are based on six life dimensions: social, intellectual, physical, artistic, spiritual and philanthropic.

Q: Is transportation available?
A: Short answer: Yes. Transportation services are often provided for residents who no longer drive to help them get to and from appointments, shopping centers and more.

Q: How is the food?
A: Preparing healthy meals that satisfy the residents is a top priority at many senior living communities. At Independence Village, our Executive Chefs are professionally trained and offer 5-star dining service at each meal, with various menu options to choose from.

Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: Not all senior living communities allow pets, which is why it’s important to clarify when you speak with a community representative. All Independence Village communities are pet-friendly.

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