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Age in Place: A Modern Approach to Senior Care Homes

Posted by on May 20, 2020 in Health, Longevity & Life Extension with 0 Comments

Age in place: it used to mean living out the rest of your days in the family home, even if it meant putting pressure on the loved ones who cared for you. Nowadays, it describes an innovative approach to retirement living. It allows you to seek out a community that can support you properly without the worry of being displaced should your healthcare needs change.

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A home that upholds this philosophy will never ask you to move, even if one day you need round the clock care. Instead, they allow you to stay where you’re comfortable, tailoring your level of care to your needs.

Want to learn more about this philosophy? Here are the four maxims of age in place communities:

Independent Living

For those with very few healthcare concerns, independence is an essential feature of any place you call home.

You should have a luxury retirement suite that can be your refuge from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. You shouldn’t have people telling you what to do or when. As a totally independent senior, you get to choose how you spend your time — whether that’s enjoying a quiet night in to read or taking advantage of one of the many community activities.

These apartments come equipped with kitchenettes and ensuite laundry, so you can cook and clean according to your schedule. Or not! With world-class amenities available, you may opt to dine with other residences when you’re feeling social, or you may rely on staff to help keep your place tidy with weekly housekeeping.

Scalable Healthcare

As your health needs change, so will the care you receive at an age in place facility. For those who are relatively independent, these services may simply be a shuttle that takes you to and from medical appointments as needed.

For more serious healthcare concerns, they adjust their involvement accordingly. They offer a range of services to meet your specific needs, including 24/7 assisted living and memory care.

Memory care is a distinct kind of long-term care for those with impaired cognition that requires special facilities. These facilities may include sensory rooms that stimulate positive memories in a safe and supportive environment. Take a look at All Seniors Care residences to learn more about how a senior home supports people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Luxury Amenities and Activities

Your immediate healthcare needs are important, but so are your physical, emotional, and spiritual ones, too. Aging in place facilities should offer amenities such as a movie theatre, gym, and swimming pool. They should also offer a wide variety of activities and events to help you keep active in your retirement, including clubs, live entertainment, workshops, and more.

Compassionate Staff

It takes a village to create a world-class retirement home. From knowledgeable nurses and personal support workers to housekeeping staff and certified chefs, there are a lot of professionals who work together to create a supportive, engaging place to live. These experts are trained, experienced, and — above all — caring people who provide a safe and welcoming place to call home.

These are the hallmarks of luxury retirement living. For more information, reach out to the facilities in your area. Talk to them about what they offer and ask for a tour of the grounds. Don’t settle for anything less than you deserve.

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