How Is Independent Living Different from Assisted Living?
Understanding Independent Living
There’s a common misconception that senior living communities are only for long-term care. This is one reason why some people are hesitant to move into them, but there are many benefits of an independent living community that are not to be overlooked.
When it comes to activities, amenities can include fitness centers, multiple on-site dining options, beauty parlors and barber shops, banking, art studios, movie theaters, game rooms, and other entertainment spaces. You also have social opportunities to make new friends and the freedom to enjoy the retirement of your dreams.
Understanding Assisted Living
Many assisted living facilities to have the same features as independent living communities, such as meal preparation, laundry services, housekeeping, and transportation. There can also be planned social activities and opportunities for exercise and special outings. And there’s typically trained staff on site at all times to help with all of the above.
Assisted living communities tend to have one or more full-time medical personnel, such as certified nursing assistants, who are trained in meeting the needs of older adults. This staff isn’t typically available around the clock like a traditional nursing home, though.
Understanding the Resort Lifestyle
You may be wondering where Resort Lifestyle Communities fits into the picture. Each of our retirement communities is designed for independent, all-inclusive living. We offer all of the luxuries you’d expect: beautiful accommodations, resort-style dining, around-the-clock concierge services, housekeeping, fitness center, travel program, and much more.
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