As we age, our bodies aren’t quite as reliable as they used to be. As your joints start to ache and your flexibility decreases, it’s understandable that you will eventually need some form of assisted living. We all wind up needing help getting around, assurance that you won’t have to rely on yourself to finish cooking a meal, and the knowledge that medical care is always available. Having these things is incredibly comforting. This is why so many retirees join senior living communities that include top-notch assisted living programs. However, we also tend to worry about what will happen to our freedom in an assisted living facility. Will there be strict schedules or less-than-fun required activities? Most of all, we worry that medical safety will come at the cost of independence or happiness.
Rest assured, here at Glenvale Villas, our assisted senior living program and individual homes will provide you with the maximum amount of independence and freedom to do what you love and spend time with the people you enjoy.
Independent Homes and Supported Living
At Glenvale, the most important thing to us is that you enjoy your retirement. No tiny rooms and bland meals. We offer every senior or couple a separate home featuring spacious bedrooms, a kitchen and living area, a safe accessible bathroom, and a laundry area. This way, you can keep on living with all the independence and dignity you’re used to with the freedom to tend yourself and your home as you always have. The best part about supported living is that while you are invited to live completely independently, whenever you do need care, from fetching things off of high shelves to hair washing, we’ll be there for you.
The Freedom to Be Retired
One of the most important parts of your assisted living independence is that you don’t have to put up with an attendant assigned to ‘keep you on track’. Even if you eventually need a little help getting out of bed in the morning, it’s still your retirement to enjoy as you care to. You can enjoy the grounds, amenities, services, the companionship of your fellow retirees, and a variety of small furry pets or even go out on adventures in town if you want to. You can take up hobbies, start clubs, and perfect your lasagna recipe depending on what makes you happiest. If you’ve asked to be checked in on from time to time, our staff will make sure you get your pill reminders without intruding on your freedom to enjoy retirement without the hassle of someone managing your schedule.
This has only been the first half of our two-part post on independent supported living here at Glenvale Villas. Join us next time for part two where we’ll tackle inclusion of both you and your pets in all our community activities. For more information about our community or supported living, contact us today!