As you age, you hear a lot of talk about quality of life. Everyone seems to want to help you maintain it or better it. But what exactly does the term mean? The Google dictionary defines it as “the standard of health, comfort and happiness experienced by an individual or group.” Clear as mud right? What’s most important is how you define a good quality of life, and as you consider senior living, where you can find the fit for those expectations. We can help.
Beyond the Physical
In the past, quality of life focused mainly on the physical aspect. Today, with all the advances in medicine we’re living longer, and as a result have the luxury of broadening that focus to one of overall wellness. In fact, the International Council on Active Aging has identified seven dimensions of wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, vocational, social, spiritual and environmental. Many senior living communities are taking this lead to create lifestyles that enhance quality of life within all these dimensions.
Choosing Your Senior Living Lifestyle
So to hone in on what quality of life really means to you, a great way to start is by identifying the lifestyle you want and need. Our goal is to create vibrant senior living communities where you can be yourself, live purposefully and experience a profound sense of belonging. To do that we believe you need an environment tailored to where you’re at in order to thrive and live your best life.
That’s why we offer three different lifestyle options:
Retirement Living – A lifestyle for those ready to engage in favorite interests, hobbies, passions and new opportunities rather than maintaining a home. Services and amenities such as housekeeping, maintenance, meals, life-engagement and transportation are included in monthly rent.
Assisted Living – This lifestyle promotes your independence and well-being with supportive services and personal care. Enjoy chef-prepared meals, transportation, housekeeping and maintenance along with planned social, fitness and recreational activities.
Memory Care – A lifestyle designed for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia with specialty neighborhoods, supportive care services and an engagement-focused philosophy tailored to your needs to create opportunities for independence and success.
From Those Who Know Best
We could go on and on about how our senior living lifestyles ensure your quality of life. But we know at the end of the day, the best way to understand what you can expect is to share some of our residents’ stories.
“We have a 93 year old resident with a goal to be able to climb the stairs in our lobby. She has been working so hard with therapy each week to achieve that goal. Not only can she now climb the stairs, she FLIES back up. You blink and she is gone. To see the pure joy on her face the first time she did it was truly inspirational. It is never too late to set and not only achieve your goals, but to blow them out of the water!!! She’s even inspired other residents and repeatedly says to never give up. We are blessed to have such a positive force here.”
— Team Member
“My mom has been here a year or so. The staff has been great, the activities great, the layout reminds me of a hotel – beautiful “front porch” area to enjoy the outdoors. I was concerned about her going to assisted living, but my fears have gone away as I have seen her here.”
— Son of Resident
“One of the hardest things my family had to do was to bring our Mother to memory care. After seeing the nurses take care of her when she was sick and give her medicine to her daily. Watching the caregivers take care of her, talking with her, laughing with her even giving her nicknames. We now know it was the best thing for her. Thank you for taking care of our Mother.”
— Daughter of Resident
For more information on finding the senior living fit for the quality of life you want, check out our Family Decision Guide!