With so many diverse senior service options, it is sometimes difficult finding the right choice for your parent or loved one. Because senior living services range from minimal assistance all the way to full, comprehensive support, it’s essential that your parent is placed into the right community. Here’s a brief breakdown of some senior living types to help you make your decision.
Independent living is designed for those looking for the privacy of their own apartment with some additional benefits. With minimal service options, this choice is ideal for highly independent seniors who are still able to keep up with their day to day activities. Some benefits of this level include:
For seniors who are still independent, but may require a bit more assistance, enhanced living may be the way to go. With all the benefits of independent living, this choice offers customizable, a la carte services to suit each resident’s individual needs.
Designed to promote the greatest independence, assisted living focuses on providing assistance with everyday activities. In licensed, comfortable settings, these communities offer medication administration, personalized support options and coordination with personal healthcare providers.
Memory care provides specialized housing and programming for seniors experiencing symptoms of dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory impairments. The most comprehensive service level, residents in these communities can benefit from professionally trained staff knowledgeable in the specific challenges associated with memory loss.
Now that we’ve been through all possible levels of senior living, hopefully picking which is best for your parent or loved one is a little bit easier. If you are still unsure of which level fits your senior’s needs, our Community Specialists here at Independence Village would be happy to help. Plan a visit to one of our communities or give us a call at 1-844-40-ENJOY to learn more.