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Different Strokes: The Importance of Senior Living Options

Different Strokes

There are any number of reasons to consider senior living, from wanting less responsibility around the house, to more opportunities to stay active and social, to needing support with daily activities and specialized care. Because the needs and wants of seniors differ so greatly, so do the options in senior living. That’s right, senior living isn’t one-size-fits-all, which is not only surprising to many families but it’s also a tremendous benefit. Here’s why senior living options are so important.


Your Senior Living Options

Before we get to the benefits, let’s first identify all your options in senior living. There are three main types of care which include:


The Benefit of Choice in Senior Living

As we mentioned earlier, one of the biggest benefits of having different options in senior living is that the lifestyle is more personalized to your wants and needs. Quite simply, being in a community that ‘fits’ makes for a happier and more rewarding experience.

At the same time, many seniors are hesitant about moving to senior living because they fear losing their independence. Having choice, not only in the type of care but also in everything from your accommodations to the services and amenities you use to how you spend each day, means you’re still in control just like at home. Perhaps even more independent because of all the options, and the fact that everything you need is right outside the door so you don’t always have to rely on family and friends.

What’s more, many senior living communities offer different levels of care on the same campus which means you’ll always have options should your health needs evolve as well as the added peace of mind!

For more information on your senior living options, download our Family Decision Toolkit. Or contact us today to schedule a virtual tour.

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