When considering moving into a new home, knowing where to start can be difficult. Independence Village is here to help. We wrote a list of our best tips to help you know where to begin when moving to independent living.
We’ve listed our most-asked questions and included advice from our top experts to help you know what to expect when moving your parents to independent living, complete with a moving checklist. Follow the steps below and you’ll be better prepared to smoothly transition into the next phase of life.
Once you have decided independent living is right for you, it’s important to do your research. Start by making a list of your care needs. Then, delve into what independent living offers to make sure it covers your list.
Many seniors choose to move into senior living to take advantage of the community amenities like gourmet dining services, fitness centers, rec centers or billiard rooms, daily activity programming, and more.
But, be aware that not every independent living community is the same. Create a list of your desired amenities and browse communities to see what they offer. You’ll want to choose the communities that match up with your list of desired amenities. Some amenities to consider are:
If you’re moving your parents to independent living, it’s especially crucial to look into communities that offer a continuum of care. Progressive care services ensure that as your loved one’s needs change, they can remain in the community they call home. The last thing you want to do is move your loved one into an independent living community, only to have to move them again as their care needs change.
Enhanced Living is a service that is unique to Independence Village communities. It’s personalized care that acts as a bridge between independent living and assisted living. It is designed for those who can benefit from personalized support and care while still enjoying the residential setting and freedom of independent living.
Here are just a few things to expect when moving into independent living:
Now that you know what to expect at the community, it’s time to start gathering your belongings. Moving is never fun, but packing effectively can help make the move to independent living as seamless as possible. Below are just a few items that you should remember to bring:
Independent living communities allow you to enjoy all the privacy and freedom that you enjoy at home without having to worry about all the small things. One of the most sought-after perks of independent living is freedom from the responsibilities associated with homeownership.
Staff members at independent living communities can perform all of your household chores for you, including:
With independent living, you will have the comforts of your own space combined with the great amenities that come with a senior living community.
Our independent living philosophy is based on the idea of helping residents live life on their terms. Want to participate in your favorite hobby? Prefer a cozy night in the comfort of your own apartment? Love sharing a meal with friends, but would rather avoid the cleanup?
Independent living is an exciting opportunity to live maintenance-free with a community right at your doorstep. Whatever your ideal retirement looks like, you’ll find it at Independence Village. Call 1-844-403-6569 to learn more. Find a community near you and schedule a tour.