Making the decision to move into senior living communities can be a difficult decision-making process if you do not have access to the right information. One of the biggest questions for many is determining the most suitable type of senior living option for your loved ones or yourself. Self-sufficient seniors who are in good health may be unsure about which option to go for – what are the differences between independent or assisted living? The goal of this short quiz is to help you better understand different senior living options so you’ll get an idea which one might be the most suitable for you.
Level of Assistance Required for Activities of Daily Living
- Are you physically and mentally capable of moving around on your own easily?
If your answer is no, then assisted living may be a better senior living option, especially for wheelchair users.
- Do you have difficulty performing activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing and showering, grooming, eating or toileting?
If your answer is yes, the assisted living option will give you peace of mind and be more suitable for you.
In our assisted living community in Veranda Club, we prioritize providing our residents with support and assistance wherever and whenever they are needed. Our seniors stay in close proximity to one another in our stylish apartment. Furthermore, round-the-clock help is always available for them with a push of a single button. In an assisted living community, residents receive assistance with daily activities such as:
- meal preparation and grocery shopping
- scheduling of medical appointments
- grooming and bathing
- medication management and reminders
On the other hand, our independent living community focuses on offering our residents an active and convenient lifestyle both inside and outside the community. For instance, a resident can request for our complimentary transportation to bring them to a nearby café for a meal with their friends. Residents are also encouraged to participate in the lineup of activities organized by the community.
Level of Assistance Required for Medical Care
- Will you be at risk of falling or losing your balance if you were to spend a few days alone at home?
If your answer is yes, then you may require assisted living.
- Do you have any health conditions or medical needs that you need help with on a daily basis?
If you need help from a healthcare professional, nurse or caretaker for your medical needs, assisted living may be the right choice for you.
An assisted living community is a great senior living option for those who may not be able to live alone due to health and safety reasons. Usually, they require help with medication or may need to have their blood glucose level checked regularly. However, they do not require intensive nursing care.
On the contrary, seniors in an independent living community are able to move around freely and independently, and can handle the activities of daily living on their own. They also do not require any nursing or medical care. As such, seniors who are in good health but who choose not to stay alone will thrive in this community.
Why Choose Veranda Club?
At Veranda Club, we offer both assisted and independent senior living options to tailor to the evolving needs of our residents. We strongly believe that seniors from all walks of life should continue to live meaningful lives in their golden years. As such, we’ve included housekeeping and maintenance services, as well as organized a calendar of activities so our residents can focus on experiencing life to the fullest. To learn more about Veranda Club’s senior living programs, contact us or call us at 561.565.6900 today.