SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS

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It’s never too soon to start planning for the next major transition in your life. We’ve compiled the resources you need to make senior living decisions based on where you are in your individual journey.

Explore Senior Living Options With Vitality Living

Vitality Living is a premier provider of senior living options with 28 communities across 10 states. We offer specialized locations for a variety of lifestyles, needs, and senior care levels, including:

Active adult living

For seniors who want to live independently in their own apartment, with easy access to amenities and services such as dining, housekeeping, transportation, and social activities.

Independent Living

For seniors who want to enjoy maintenance-free living with convenient services like transportation, housekeeping, meals, wellness programs, and more.

Assisted living

For seniors who need some assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, medication management, and mobility, while still enjoying their own apartment and community life.

Memory care

For seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, and require specialized care and a secure environment that promotes their well-being and dignity.

How to Plan Your Move to Senior Living

At first, making the decision to move to a senior living community can be challenging and overwhelming. You may have many questions and concerns about how to find the right community, how to pay for it, how to prepare for the transition, and how to adjust to your new lifestyle. Here are some tips to help you and your loved ones plan a move to senior living:

  • Start your research early. Don’t wait until a crisis or an emergency forces you to make a hasty decision. Start exploring your senior living options as soon as possible, so you can have more time, more choices, and less pressure.
  • Take a lifestyle survey. To help you narrow down your options and find the best fit for your needs and preferences, you can take our lifestyle profile quiz or download our free resources below to get started. Get personalized recommendations on the type of senior living option that suits you best!
  • Visit the communities. Once you have a list of potential communities that match your criteria, schedule a tour to see them in person. This is your chance to meet the staff and residents, see the apartments and amenities, taste the food, and get a feel for the atmosphere and culture. You can also ask questions about the services, activities, policies, and costs of each community. As dedicated assisted living providers, we’d love to arrange a personal tour of an assisted living community you’ll love to be a part of.
  • Talk to family and friends. Moving to senior living is not just a personal decision, it’s a family decision. Include your loved ones in the process and seek their input and support. Invite them to join you on the tours or share your impressions with them afterward. You can also discuss your financial situation and expectations with them, and address any concerns they may have.
  • Prepare for the transition. Once you have chosen your senior living community, you need to prepare for the move. This may involve downsizing your belongings, selling your old home, packing your essentials, arranging for transportation, notifying utility providers, and updating your address. You can also plan ahead for how you will decorate your new apartment, what activities you will join, and how you will stay in touch with your family and friends.

Determine Which Senior Housing Option is Right For You

Vitality Living offers four main types of senior housing options: active adult, retirement community, assisted living community, and memory care. When determining which senior housing option is the right choice for you, consider these questions:

If you are able to live independently without any assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, medication management, or mobility, then an independent living community may be a good option for you. Active adult and retirement communities allow you to enjoy your own apartment and privacy while still having access to luxe amenities and helpful services such as dining, housekeeping, transportation, and social activities.

If you need some help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, medication management, or mobility, but still want to maintain some level of independence and autonomy, then assisted living may be a great living arrangement for you. Assisted living provides older adults with personalized care and support in their own apartment, surrounded by a community of their peers.

If you only anticipate a temporary stay in a senior living community (for example, for recovery after a hospitalization or a surgery, or for relief for your family caregivers) then respite care may be the option for you.

If you have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may require specialized care and a secure environment. Memory care offers a tailored approach to cognitive stimulation, social engagement, and physical wellness, all in a safe and comfortable setting.

The Vivid Life Program

Each day at Vitality, you’ll find something new to experience. As part of our dedication to community engagement, we give our residents a wide array of options that let them have an action-packed social calendar. The Vivid Life Program at Vitality Living includes programming that fosters a vibrant body, vibrant brain, and vibrant connection to others. Through creative arts, visiting lecturers, meditation, and more, you’ll improve your cognitive reserve, awareness, and mental adaptability while also pursuing hobbies both new and old.

Whether it’s joining an exercise group or a book club, getting creative with art and music classes, or exploring nature in our walking paths, there’s something for everyone! For more information about activities and amenities, contact us now.

Be Informed

Knowing what steps to take starts with understanding the senior living options best-suited to you or your loved one. For a senior living community that offers a vibrant and purposeful lifestyle, reach out to Vitality Living. Enjoy the freedom and independence of retirement living, plus the peace of mind of having supportive care available if and when you need it.

Be inspired to live an empowered life, offer guidance to a loved one when you think it’s time to consider making a move, and understand the financial options and implications. Whether it’s for you or someone you love, have the confidence that you made the best decision and be able to continue living with vitality, freedom of choice, and independence.

Our comprehensive list of resources help you navigate the ins and outs of senior living, regardless of where you are in your journey. To learn more about senior apartments, continuing care retirement communities, and other living options, contact us today! We’d love to get to know you.

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