September 30 2021
Ultimately the choice between assisted living and independent living should be determined by the needs of your elderly loved one. If an aging adult has difficulties with daily activities or anticipates their needs changing in the near future, he or she may want to consider moving to an assisted or independent living community. To make the best decision, it is helpful to fully understand the differences between these lifestyle options at Lester Senior Living in NJ.
What is Independent Living?
Independent living is ideal for individuals who can still live without assistance but enjoy the peace of mind of having access to assistance when needed. An independent lifestyle minimizes personal chores and errands along with the costs and stress of homeownership.
Independent living services include:
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is designed for seniors who can no longer live safely on their own but don’t require advanced medical care like that provided by a nursing home. As part of an assisted living program, a resident would move into a private apartment in the community that offers an ideal living space – compact, easy to navigate and fitted with grab bars and a walk-in shower with seating.
Assisted living will ensure you stay as independent as possible with access to support services, including:
When considering independent senior living options, it is usually a good idea to plan with the future in mind. For more information about JCHC communities, please visit our website at: https://jchcorp.org/
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