Using independent senior living services is something that has great benefit to many people post-retirement, whether they need assisted living or not. There are many misconceptions regarding independent living communities which need to be addressed, otherwise one may miss out on great opportunities. Some of them are also very discouraging, keeping people away from a service that they would otherwise benefit greatly from. Some of the myths regarding independent living communities that are not true include:
That They are Only for the Rich
Many people look at independent living communities as being too expensive for them. Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s easy to find a community which has an excellent atmosphere, great apartments and all the amenities one would need at an agreeable price. When you visit our community, we would be happy to first show you around to get an idea of what we have to offer. During such a tour, you will notice that we have a lot of flexibility regarding the size and types of apartments as well as services offered. You can pick a combination of services that you need, ensuring that you don’t pay for what you will never use. This reduces the cost of living in the community dramatically, and makes it affordable for most people. Many communities also offer payment plans that are tailored to the individual’s need, making them within reach for most people.
They are Just Glorified Nursing Homes
Independent living communities and nursing homes have very little in common. The former offers a more carefree lifestyle, and has a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. These communities are set up in such a manner that guests don’t have to worry about issues such as apartment maintenance; they simply use the services they need and take part in activities that they enjoy. This gives them much more meaning to their lives. Compared to nursing homes, we also offer a lot more in terms of amenities (such as a gym, activities, yoga, art classes and much more), services such as concierge, transportation, housekeeping, dining and much more. Essentially, living in an independent community means living on your own terms without worrying about any background details. It can be compared to a long holiday rather than staying at a hospital.
You Lose Independence When You Move In
When you move to independent living communities, you get to free up time to do the things that you love, and many communities have structures to suport this. For instance, our concierge services are designed to help you get tickets for events and games, to arrange activities and much more. This way, you don’t have to go through the process of doing it yourself. Moving into independent living communities frees up your time so that you can enjoy it doing the things that you love, rather than the opposite.
To get an idea of what it really is like to live in an independent living community, you only need to take a tour of our community and get a feel for it. Feel free to contact us today to plan for the tour, and to debunk any notions that may be putting you off moving into an environment designed to make you thrive.