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Senior Living Communities Today: Not What They Once Were

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Are you familiar with today’s senior living communities? If not, your image may be one of a far-away and long-ago nursing home or facility. You are in for a great discovery if searching for opportunities to help yourself or loved ones create their highest quality of life. 

Why has senior living changed so significantly? Owners and operators have discovered how best to offer services and amenities that contribute to meeting their residents’ wellness goals. The desires and demands of older adults have also transformed. Along with longer lifespans and improved health and mobility, today’s senior living communities reflect the changing times with almost limitless opportunities 

Today’s Senior Living Communities 

If you’re ready to explore the new senior living, the following features highlight what has shaped this reconstruction. 

1. Today’s residents want privacy and accessibility 

Most homes were not built with aging in mind. But older adults are not willing to sacrifice the privacy of having their own home. In a senior living community, your loved ones can have both accessibility to support aging well and options of personalization to make their home their own. 

2. Today’s residents want a helping hand without relying on family 

It’s not uncommon for older adults to need a little assistance with daily tasks but they may hesitate or feel bad about calling their children for regular help. Today’s communities not only provide help with bathing, dressing or managing medications, but also support your parent to feel more independent. 

3. Today’s residents value healthy dining – and their time 

Your loved ones understand it’s important to eat right but it’s a challenge – and time consuming. It often becomes easier to snack or even skip meals. But today’s communities recognize your loved ones enjoy other activities than being in a kitchen and provide delicious and nutritious meal choices. 

4. Today’s residents know the importance of staying active and social 

We know how important it is to keep our bodies and brains active and engaged but that can also become more difficult, especially with fewer choices or if no longer driving. 

Your parents will discover a monthly calendar of activities and social events if they make a senior living community home. Engaging their bodies, stimulating their minds and socially interacting plays a vital role in maintaining good health. 

5. Today’s residents prioritize the value of friendships 

Losing family members or friends or missing out on the opportunities to meet new people can contribute to the risk of social isolation as we grow older. 

However, it has never been easier to meet and make friends than in a senior living community. With all of the planned activities, while dining or even crossing paths in the common areas, your loved ones will soon be discovering their new lifelong friends. 

6. Today’s residents value their wellness goals 

Are your parents finding it more of a challenge to remain in shape, both physically and cognitively? If so, you may want to explore all the fitness opportunities that senior living has to offer. 

Your loved ones can participate in fitness exercises or stretching and balancing classes in their community. Tailored for the needs and preferences of an older adult, joining with friends also provides social benefits. 

7. Today’s residents want to explore beyond the community 

If your loved one is no longer driving, they may find themselves sitting at home more often, especially if they don’t like to rely on others for rides or have few transportation alternatives. 

In senior living, scheduled transportation is offered so there is no need to worry or miss out on medical appointments, shopping or enjoying the fun and entertaining events beyond the community. 

8. Today’s residents don’t want to lose time to worry 

It’s not uncommon to become more concerned about safety and security when we grow older. Our houses may require us to navigate stairs or we’re worried what we would do if we became ill or injured and were home alone. 

One of the many great advantages of a senior living community is the added safety features in both the community and personal residences. And it is very reassuring to know there is someone always there if help is needed. 

Life at a Milestone Community 

If you’re looking at options for retirement living, we invite your family to visit one of our Milestone communities – designed to support your loved ones to live their highest quality of life. 

We offer studio and one-bedroom private apartments for our assisted living residents as well as private or shared memory care suites for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 

Our memory care residents are cared for by our compassionate and specially trained team – who meet them wherever they are in their journey with patience and kindness. The residents also have access to customized activities, programs and an elevated secured courtyard. 

Our amenities and services encourage our residents in assisted living to engage with others, remain as independent as possible and be reassured that help is available whenever needed. 

In addition to our personalized services, we offer: 

·       Chef-prepared meals 

·       Full-service dining room and bistro/bar 

·       Clubroom with large screen and theater style seating 

·       Family gathering room 

·       Rooftop courtyard including outdoor kitchen and firepit 

·       Resident accessible chef’s kitchen garden 

·       Senior-inspired fitness center 

·       Hair and nail salon 

·       Resident-shared laundry rooms 

·       Elegantly designed common areas 

·       24-hour on-duty care staff 

·       Scheduled transportation 

·       Secured community 

·       Direct access to adjoining walking paths and parks 

Senior Living Options Guide 

If your family is considering retirement living, we hope you will visit one of our communities. We are a trusted resource and are here to answer any questions. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to arrange a personal tour.  

Find out more about the care options senior living communities offer. Download our free Senior Living Options guide.  

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