Are you or a loved one at an age where you need to consider your living conditions? Do you want to have the access to a community of people your age, but don’t require medical assistance? If so, then you need to look into an independent living community.
Doing so can help you gain access to a better social life. You’ll be around people and activities that can get you out of your shell. No more being strapped to your old habits and routines.
See below for several different factors that you should consider whenever you’re moving into an individual senior living community.
1. Opportunities for Connection
Since those in independent senior living don’t require medical assistance, the main benefit of independent living communities is going to be the boost they can provide your social life.
Studies have shown that there are several health benefits of a great social life, such as:
- Adding years to your life
- Boosting your immune system
- Reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes
- Lower’s your likelihood of Alzheimer’s or Dementia
- Gives you more pain relief & more
As such, you want to make sure that the independent senior living community you move to has different opportunities for social connection.
Do they offer a mixture of amenities? How many activities do they offer for their residents? Be honest with yourself: are you naturally social or do you need more of a push to make new friends? The answer can help you dictate which community is the best fit.
As you tour the facility, make sure to ask yourself a few questions:
- Do the residents seem friendly with one another?
- Are the current residents out and about while you’re touring the facility?
- Does the community seem close-knit?
- How involved does the community’s staff get in their residents’ lives?
2. Amenities to Relieve You
Another primary focus of independent living is to relieve you of several day-to-day worries and stresses. The most common among them being costly expenses such as paying for yard care, electric, water, or trash services.
At The Cottages At Sanders Glen, we want to relieve you of those tasks once and for all so our senior living options include these services in the monthly rent!
We offer several amenities such as landscaping and yard care and snow removal in the winters. We’ll worry about the exterior of your property, you just worry about keeping the inside however you see fit!
Make sure that you find a community that’s willing to accommodate you. We are a rent-only facility which means you don’t need to sacrifice your own time, money, or effort towards maintenance, we’ll do it all.
You can always look forward to crisply-cut grass, that shows off the Indiana green lawn you’ve always enjoyed. In the winter, you don’t have to worry about shoveling off your pathways, we’ve got you covered there as well!
You’ve done your time with labor-intensive tasks, now it’s time to let someone else do that work for you. Make sure the community you invest in offers those amenities.
3. Is Independent Living Right for You?
Do you have your doubts that independent living is the right choice for you or your loved one? Do you fear that you/they actually need medical attention or will in the near future?
It’s important to give yourself the right setup. We know how difficult it can be to accept that you need medical assistance, but doing so can ensure that you have everything you need.
Here are some of the signs that you should consider assisted living over independent living:
- Your loved ones are too far away to take care of you
- You or your loved ones aren’t holding you accountable for your diet
- You feel that your body is in a substantial decline
- You or your loved one is experiencing memory loss
- Finances are becoming too much of a burden
Fortunately, The Cottages at Sanders Glen can offer assisted living for you or your loved ones as well. Fill us in on your health needs and we’ll outline how we can help accommodate those needs.
4. Luxury Living
Who said you couldn’t live in style? Living in an independent living community can give you access to a higher-end lifestyle!
The Cottages at Sanders Glen offers studio, one-room, and two-room properties that offer you amazing finishes and all the amenities that you need.
It’s perfect for those that are wanting to scale down the size of their living arrangements without sacrificing their everyday lifestyle.
5. Access to Shopping and Care
Of course, the independent living community isn’t the only important piece to the puzzle. You also need places to go and things to do!
Whenever you look into a community, make sure you find a place that is close to things like shops, places to eat, and medical care.
The Cottages at Sanders Glen is the perfect distance to let you escape the day with some shopping, grab a bite to eat with friends/family, and explore the great outdoors with several walking trails nearby.
Find the Right Independent Living Community for Your Needs
Now that you have seen several factors to consider when you find an independent living community, be sure to use them to your advantage.
Be sure to visit this page to read up on the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
For any other inquiries that you might have, be sure to reach out to us by phone at 317-785-1630 and we will be happy to assist you further!