For aging adults, the reason behind the choice to move to an independent living community, also known as Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), depends on their current health status and lifestyle requirements. This type of lifestyle is typically desired by aging adults who are relatively healthy and need minimal to no support to complete daily activities. What makes this option so attractive? Here are the reasons we most often hear:
- Staying active – Most seniors really value having a physically active life and would like to stay mobile for as long as possible. Independent living offers the ideal support for this, firstly through housing which minimizes the risk of falls and injury and secondly, through amenities such as hobby clubs, social gatherings, fitness centers which allow seniors to get active within their community and with peers their own age.
- Maintaining independence – Independent living communities are designed to keep seniors as independent as possible for as long as possible, allowing you or your loved one to maintain the lifestyle you prefer. In these communities, most of the support is aimed at reducing stress (maintenance, housekeeping, meals and laundry services, among others) in order to give you more time to spend on the pursuits you love.
- Safety – For many seniors, personal and medical security is understandably important. An independent living community offers both in a way that is highly efficient and unobtrusive. From easily navigable apartments, with smoke detectors and medical alert systems to 24-hour security and on-site home health services, seniors can relax knowing that support is right there when they need it.
- Scalable services – Moving can be difficult. This is why leading independent living communities offer scalable services which change to accommodate your needs, as required. In some cases, this allows seniors to stay independent and in the comfort of their own apartment throughout their stay in the community. If higher levels of care are required, they can be accessed under the same roof.
How to Find High-Quality Independent Living for Seniors
At Bristol Glen CCRC, our aim is to ensure each of our residents maintain their dignity, quality of life and independence. Our programs encourages residents 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 as they age. For more information, please contact Bristol Glen today or visit www.umh-nj.org.
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