As you or your family members age, the question of extra care becomes the center of conversation. Just how much care is needed, what your budget looks like and let’s not forget the question that is always asked – how is the food?
The conversation can feel overwhelming for many families facing the decision on whether an assisted living facility is the correct path versus an independent living community. Grab a cup of coffee, let’s have a conversation on weighing your options as you face this decision for you or your elder loved one.
Independent or Active Senior Living
Assisted Living facilities offer a level of care that can include a spectrum of health care to personal care options. Assisted living facilities focus on helping residents with the activities of daily life. Some residents may require help with personal hygiene, mobility, medication management and even eating.
With an independent living community, you choose the freedom of living life on your terms without many rules or regulations, and without any assistance from care givers. Most seniors who choose this type of facility are in good health but are looking for a burden-free lifestyle, free from the responsibility of home ownership and the isolation that can come with little to no socialization.
An independent senior community such as Parkview Senior Living, provides private apartments with access to multiple common areas, on-site dining, housekeeping/laundry services, weekly activities and events, security and peace-of-mind with staff on premises 24/7.
It may not seem clear at first, but independent living is more affordable. Residing in a community such as Parkview Senior Living is about half the monthly cost of an assisted living facility, meaning you can live the way you desire and still save money. An independent living community helps you extend your budget, so you have the flexibility to pay for only the services you need – when you need them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges we never knew we would face and continue to experience in 2021. While independent living communities remain open to visitors, volunteers and home health companies that aid in the care of residents; assisted living facilities remain on lock down, restricting their residents from the social stimulation that they so desperately need to remain healthy during these stressful times. At Parkview Senior Living, the staff values the need for their residents to remain engaged with family and friends.
With more access to home health companies than ever before, i.e., mobile doctors and nurses, and hospice services – independent living residents can now access these services should they need increased care, all while maintaining their active lifestyle and dignity. Most Medicare and supplemental insurances pay for these services.
Remain independent and social in your later years and choose an active life when you make Parkview Independent Living home.