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What are the living arrangement options for independent living at UMH Bristol Glen?

One of the most frequently asked questions at United Methodist Homes Bristol Glen is about the home features and options our Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offers. We offer independent living communities in Metcalf Woods and assisted living in the Tice Pavilion, which are designed to suit different needs. Both of these communities consist of apartments and offer a high-quality, condo-like style of living.

Features of the Metcalf Woods Apartments

Designed for more independent residents, these apartments include fully equipped kitchens with full-size appliances (including a washer and dryer), wall-to-wall carpeting and high-quality window treatments. For the safety and peace of mind of our residents, these apartments also have 24-hour home emergency alert systems, fire safety sprinkler systems and smoke alarms.

In addition to community events and amenities, we also offer residents of these apartments weekly housekeeping and linen services, interior maintenance services, full grounds maintenance services and 24-hour security and access to nursing care.

Features of the Tice Pavilion Apartments

These apartments offer more advanced features for seniors requiring assisted living to maintain their independence, including bathrooms and walk-in showers equipped with seating and grab bars and an emergency call system. These apartments also feature wall-to-wall carpeting, a tea kitchen (refrigerator, sink and cabinets), high-quality window treatments and individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Fire safety and smoke alarm systems are also included.

Additional services for residents in these apartments include up to three meals a day in our dining room, weekly housekeeping and linen services, maintenance services for the apartment and grounds as well as onsite physical, occupational and speech therapies if required. These apartments also have 24-hour security and access to nursing careif needed (for an additional charge).

At UMH Bristol Glen CCRC, our aim is to preserve and support the independence and quality of life for our residents through customized, compassionate services and care. For more information, please contact UMH Bristol Glen today.

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Five Benefits of Independent Living for Aging Seniors

If you are concerned with the safety and security of your elderly loved one, you might want to consider independent living. Independent living, found within a Continuing Care Retirement Community, is ideal for individuals who can still live without assistance, but enjoy the peace of mind of having access to assistance when needed. In this post we will discuss five key benefits of independent living at United Methodist Homes Bristol Glen.

Benefits found at UMH Bristol Glen Continuing Care Community

1.    Senior-friendly housing – With high-quality, apartment living, seniors are able to downscale from costly, high-maintenance houses with ease. Accommodations at Bristol Glen are designed for easy navigation (whether a resident is mobile, using a walker or in a wheelchair), compact and free of potential hazards.

2.    Social Interaction – Independent living at Bristol Glen encourages residents to participate in the community at a level where they are comfortable. With year-round events, movie nights, clubs, fitness facilities, beauty salons, and even wellness centers, all on your doorstep, you can easily reach out and connect with the rest of the community and your peers.

3.    Safety & Security – In the basic sense this means protecting access to the community and its residents. It also means insuring that our residents’ needs are met and emergencies are discovered and responded to in a timely fashion. At Bristol Glen CCRC we solve this by taking care of all maintenance, offering 24-hour safety and security systems and a skilled nurse is on duty 24/7.

4.    Free Time – The most common reason that seniors transition from their own homes to Bristol Glen independent living is the freedom gained. Downsizing from a large home minimizes personal chores, errands and time spent on home maintenance. Residents find that independent living gives them the time to pursue other long-delayed interests and hobbies.

5.    Independence – Bristol Glen CCRC has the same goals as its residents – to keep them as independent as possible without infringing on dignity or privacy. This means we only provide the support you need, as you need it. Additional amenities include laundry services, housekeeping services and scheduled transportation, as well as 24-hour emergency response systems and skilled nursing staff.

At United Methodist Homes of New Jersey Bristol Glen, our aim is to ensure that each of our residents maintain their dignity, quality of life and independence. Our programs ensure residents are encouraged to get involved with the community at a level they are comfortable with and we tailor our services to ensure that each resident gets the help and support they require to live a full and happy life. For more information, please contact UMH Bristol Glen today.

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Why Your Elderly Loved Ones Should Consider a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in NJ

As we age our ability to complete daily tasks may start to grow increasingly more difficult. Additionally, it may become harder to pursue social and recreational activities. Sadly, these issues create an environment for aging seniors where safety, security and personal independence are severely compromised and quality of life is drastically diminished. At United Methodist Homes of NJ, we believe that no one should have to give up safety, dignity, independence or the pursuit of abundant life. Fortunately, with Continuing Care Retirement Communities in NJ such as Bristol Glen, seniors can take advantage of an independent lifestyle that allows them as much support as they may require. Let’s take a look ato the benefits you or your elderly loved one can experience at a CCRC.

The Benefits of Continuing Care Retirement Communities 

• Independence – At United Methodist Homes we offer a tiered approach to aging, ensuring residents maintain as much independence as possible while providing only the assistance and services needed. As you or your elderly loved one’s needs change, so will the services – often without requiring a change of address.

• More free time, less stress – You or your loved one will no longer be weighed down by the burden of caring for a home and all the responsibilities that come along with homeownership. Much more time is freed up to pursue hobbies, interests and a host of interactive programs offered at Bristol Glen.

• Amenities at your doorstep – In addition to the privacy and comfort of the upscale, apartment living experience the UMH Bristol Glen independent living community offers, you also have easy access to high-quality amenities. These include 24-hour emergency alert systems, fitness center, weekly housekeeping and maintenance services, as well as a full calendar of cultural, social and spiritual events throughout the year.

• Security and safety – UMH Bristol Glen also provides residents with security and protection, from access control to rapid medical and emergency response. All living and community areas are fully serviced with smoke detectors and emergency response systems and skilled nursing staff are present 24 hours a day.

At United Methodist Homes of New Jersey, our aim is to ensure each of our residents maintain their dignity, quality of life and independence. Our programs ensure residents are encouraged to get involved with the community at a level they are comfortable with. We tailor our services to make sure each resident gets the help and support they require to live a full and happy life. For more information, please contact UMH Bristol Glen today.

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