Independent living can seem like a daunting task to take on. You may be facing a large amount of ambiguity and uncertainty as you begin looking for the right facility that meets your needs. Will you be happy? Will you be able to continue your current hobbies? Do you have to qualify to live in an independent living facility?
With all of these questions swirling around your mind, it can be hard to know where to look for answers. But thankfully, we’re here to help make this process easier for you. Check out our responses below to the three most common questions people have about senior housing.
A senior living community is exactly what it sounds like: a community of seniors living together as neighbors. The majority of active senior housing communities have a minimum age requirement of 55 to own property within them, but this requirement may vary depending on the specific facility you are considering.
The main difference from assisted living is that you are still completely independent and do not require care assistance in your independent housing. This means that you can live the same lifestyle you lived before arriving at a facility. At Lakeland Hills, you also have the option to contract with a home health agency if you would like a higher level of care assistance. We currently have a few residents who have done this, but it is not required.
For most residents, the greatest benefit to moving into a senior living community is the social interaction. When you live in and contribute to a community, you also get to reap the benefits of being a part of that community. At Lakeland Hills, this includes a salon, restaurant-style meals, WIFI, community transportation, daily activities, weekly housekeeping, and more!
Independent living at a senior living community can help ease some of the burdens that come with aging. It provides you with a great opportunity to socialize with similar people, and comes with tons of additional amenities like daily activities and 24/7 on site staff. Our approach to senior living is designed to make life more comfortable. If you have any additional questions about what life would be like in our community, please contact us today. We’re here to help you at every step of the way.