Exploring the Services of Senior Life Plan Communities

Posted on 02/02/2022

When looking over your retirement living options and reviewing seniors’ housing, you may have come across several terms such as “independent living,” “assisted living,” and “memory care” that describe the services offered in Senior Life Plan Communities. What do they mean, and how do you know which is the right option for you or your loved ones?

Navigating your options and deciding where to live can feel overwhelming at first. You need to consider not only your current needs but your future care needs, too. Understanding the differences between independent living, assisted living, and memory care is a great place to start, and can help you make your decision more confidently.

Independent Living

Independent living is a great option for older adults who are healthy and live an active lifestyle. You get all the benefits of living in your own place without the pains that come with homeownership. Instead of worrying about home maintenance and yard work, you can focus on enjoying your retirement to its fullest. You can go out, socialize, and take part in your favorite hobbies. In other words, you get to stay active, connected, and (most importantly) independent.

Independent living communities like LivGenerations provide seniors with their own private apartments or homes. You get the best of both worlds: all of the comforts of a home and a maintenance-free lifestyle. After working so hard for so long, these communities allow you to live your best retirement life.

The Benefits of an Independent Living Community

For those who enjoy an active, social lifestyle, independent living communities most certainly deliver. There’s never a dull moment with plenty of activities occurring daily. While each community is different, you can generally expect benefits such as:

  • A plethora of amenities such as fitness areas, pools, art studios, and more
  • A range of daily recreational activities to suit a variety of interests
  • Access to dining venues when you don’t feel like cooking
  • Social activities like wine tastings, happy hours, seasonal parties, and gatherings with family members and friends
  • Opportunities to pursue your passions and grow yourself as an individual
  • The ability to take transportation into town to enjoy the local nightlife, shopping, and other entertainment

The best part of these features is that you can take advantage of them whenever you want without worrying about the responsibilities and inconveniences of home-ownership.

What’s more, LivGenerations is a continuing care retirement community. Should you find that you start needing some help as the years go by, you may also be able to shift to assisted living. That way, you can get the levels of care and assistance you need in your daily life while still maintaining your independence.

Assisted Living

Assisted living is another form of independent living. The main difference is that you have access to community staff members who can help you with daily living activities as needed. It’s the type of senior living that most people envision when they think of retirement living communities.

Much like independent living, an assisted living community gives you the freedom to live in your own apartment or condo. Minimal care services can simply be laundry and housekeeping to allow additional free time to enjoy your hobbies and other interests. At the same time, there are always highly-skilled and trained staff members available to assist you with care personalized to your unique needs, whether that’s help with cooking, cleaning, bathing, medication management, or something else.

How to Decide if Assisted Living Is the Right Choice

If you or your loved ones need a little help with daily tasks but don’t have extensive medical or long-term care needs, assisted living can provide the perfect living option. Rather than having to worry about losing your independence, staff members help you maintain it. That way, you can continue doing the things you love and focus on living an enjoyable, full life.

Are you trying to decide if assisted living is right for you or your loved ones? You might consider it if you need help with the following:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Healthcare and medication management
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Getting dressed

Assisted living at LivGenerations means that you get personalized care plans tailored to your needs and access to certified caregivers and nurses seven days a week. Simultaneously, you also get to enjoy all of the community’s amazing amenities, such as fitness classes, on-site dining venues, and a full calendar of events and activities.

Memory Care Living

If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you’re well aware of the stresses that come with it for everyone involved. As they’re dealing with memory loss, you’re managing your own emotions and worrying about their safety. And, unfortunately, conditions like dementia worsen over time.

That’s where memory care living comes in. It’s a type of living that offers specialized care to older adults with memory issues. It provides them with a safe, secure, and comfortable environment to call home.

What Makes Memory Care Living Different

At LivGenerations, our memory care community focuses on resident-directed care. Certified, highly-trained staff members get to know your loved one on a personal level. At the same time, your loved one gets the custom-tailored, unique nursing care they deserve.

Our senior living memory care community also focuses on positive resident experiences. Designed specifically for those with memory issues, it features private apartments grouped in “neighborhoods” with details to create a refreshing yet familiar environment.

The staff takes a holistic approach to care, addressing each resident’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. They aim to minimize stress and promote wellness, allowing your loved one to live happily and comfortably.

Find Everything You Need in a LivGenerations Luxury Senior Living Community

Now that you know more about your retirement living options, you can more confidently choose the solution that best fits your unique needs and situation.

For luxury senior living, look no further than LivGenerations. Our life plan community offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care options, allowing you to select what best suits your needs and giving you peace of mind by providing a continuum of care should your needs change in the future.

Our community features a broad range of services, amenities, and activities that help you liv your life to the fullest. To discover what resort-style senior living truly is, visit LivGenerations today.