Active Senior Living vs Assisted Living

As you or your loved one ages, the question of care begins to come to the forefront. How much daily care does the elder adult in your life require? And how do you find the appropriate senior housing to fit their needs in a respectful, dignified setting? Determining whether an assisted living facility is the correct path, or if an independent senior living facility is the suitable choice, is a good place to start.

Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities focus on helping residents with the activities of daily life. Some residents may require assistance with personal hygiene, mobility, medication, and even eating. Staff members are trained to offer this level of supervision and support, and some facilities have skilled nursing and medical services on-site.

Active Senior Living Community
In most cases, an active adult community provides minimal hands-on care by facility staff. If you or your seniors are in good health and are excited about a burden-free lifestyle, then an independent living facility would be your choice. This type of facility offers freedom from the responsibilities that come with home ownership along with the benefit of socialization with other seniors.

As an independent senior community, Parkview Senior Living provides private apartments with access to multiple common areas, on-site dining, housekeeping/laundry services, weekly events and activities, building security, and with staff on premises 24/7 – peace-of-mind. While they don’t have on-site medical care, pill maintenance and other services are available. With the goal of making their residents’ lives easier with fewer responsibilities, Parkview also provides opportunities for socialization, exercise, and a sense of community.

Which Community is Right for You?
If you or your seniors are struggling to manage day-to-day needs, then assisted living is likely the right choice. If you’re an active senior, still able to care for your daily needs, and you’d like to connect with other active seniors, then an independent senior living community is your best bet.

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