Now more than ever, seniors have numerous options when it comes to selecting an independent living home. Retirement has changed a lot over the years, and active seniors have come to expect certain senior living amenities to pursue the lifestyle they desire in their golden years. Southfield understands not just the needs of seniors but what they want in an independent living community. However, it’s important that you, your spouse, and your family know what you want out of a community.
What to Consider in an Independent Living Home
As an active and independent senior, here are three simple things to look for in a senior living community:
- Talk to the current residents: Some independent senior living communities may look lovely but not have the kind of atmosphere you want in retirement. Ask yourself if you want to be actively involved with your neighbors or if you want to be left to your own pursuits. Then see of the community is filled with like-minded residents. Moving into a new home in retirement is a major decision, so you’ll want to know your new neighbors will be people you can get along with.
- Accessibility: You or your spouse may be fit and active now, but take a moment to consider what your needs will be in the coming years, and if the community can accommodate those potential needs. How easy is it for you to get around both your home and the campus? How adaptable is the dining area or health center?
- Check Out the Amenities and Activities: The best independent living will take the burden of every day chores off your shoulders, giving you the time to pursue your interests. Likewise, how active is the community you are looking into? Does it offer regular activities, provide outlets for learning, and allow you to travel where you want to shop, visit friends and family, attend events, or make appointments.
Keep Your Health in Mind
Also, keep in mind that as you age, your medical need will change. Communities like Southfield are newly renovated and accessible, but as you or your spouse stay with us, your needs can change. It’s best to be prepared for this by letting your community know your current health needs and then making sure there’s a plan in place should those change. Learn how the communities you’re interested in support residents’ physical, cognitive, and emotional needs. Then, you’ll be able to make a plan for the continuum of care you may need in the future.
What Southfield Has to Offer
Whether you’re an independent senior looking to make the transition into active, senior living, or someone looking to help a parent or loved one, you’ll find what you need at Southfield. Our residents get the most out of life thanks to our senior living services which include:
- Activities: We plan daily activities and regularly scheduled events to make every day unique.
- Transportation: Scheduled and available on-demand transportation to all the places necessary for you to stay well-provisioned, plugged in, and involved in the community at Southfield and outside it.
- Health and wellness: Our modern fitness facility has just the right space and equipment. Residents can make sure their bodies stay loose and healthy.
- Dining services: Sharing a meal is more than just healthy eating; it’s about enjoying the company of friends and neighbors. We make dining a positive community experience with three meals a day provided.
- Housekeeping: Regular and as-requested help in maintaining your residence like a home. We are always ready to prepare your space for visitors as well as keep your day-to-day needs met.