Once you recognize a need for senior living for yourself or an older loved one, you want to start the process of weighing your senior living care options.
Active adult communities, assisted living, memory care, and in-home care are all excellent senior living options.
Choosing the best option for yourself or a loved one can be overwhelming! How do you choose the best option?
Senior living communities like Vitality Living make your choice even easier with active adult living, independent living, assisted living, and memory care options in multiple states. Some Vitality Living communities even offer several senior living options on one campus.
Let’s look at some of the most popular senior living care options.
Active Adult Living
Seniors who want to enjoy a social and active lifestyle with peers will thrive in active adult living communities.
Residents in active adult communities don’t have to worry about home maintenance, yard care, housekeeping, laundry, or home repairs. Everything is taken care of so residents can focus on social activities and events.
Active adult living residents spend their days golfing, having dinner with friends, exercising in state-of-the-art fitness centers, participating in activities, traveling, swimming in the pool, or relaxing in a luxurious spa.
Retirement is about relaxing and enjoying life with friends and family. Independent living communities are similar to active adult living communities and are perfect for seniors looking to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle while pursuing favorite interests, learning new hobbies, and enjoying the company of friends.
Seniors in independent living communities can choose living options that include everything from spacious studios, one-, two-, or three-bedrooms to beautiful villas. Residents of independent living communities also have access to housekeeping services, delicious meals, high-end amenities, and services.
Check out these gorgeous Vitality Living independent living communities.
Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, and eating. These communities are perfect for active seniors who don’t have serious health issues and want to maintain independence.
Residents in assisted living communities have access to numerous amenities and services, including:
- Laundry and housekeeping services
- Multiple meal options, including restaurants, pubs, and dining rooms
- State-of-the-art fitness centers
- Spas and salons
- Planned activities, social events, and trips
- Beautiful apartments and living spaces
- 24-hour security
Memory care is long-term care designed for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Memory care communities provide a structured and secure environment with specifically educated and trained professionals to support people with memory loss.
Residents in memory care communities receive:
- Daily help with personal care, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and eating
- 24-hour security
- Enhanced safety issues like obscured exits, locked entrances and exits to protect residents from wandering
- Therapies and activities designed for seniors with memory loss
If you’re weighing senior living options for a loved one with memory issues, a memory care community is perfect for keeping your loved one safe.
Many seniors need assistance but are healthy and independent enough to remain in their homes. Seniors who choose to remain in the comfort of their homes can hire professional caregivers to help with personal care, meal preparation, medication management, and companionship.
There are pros and cons when determining if in-home care is better than senior living options; check out this handy guide for help.
When weighing senior living care options, be sure to download our complimentary guide: Home Care Vs Senior Living: Should You Stay or Should You Go?. Ready to see a Vitality Living community? Contact us to schedule your tour.