When it’s time to consider senior living in Indiana, you want a facility that offers the appropriate level of care that you need. You may not require the level of care provided by an assisted living care facility but still want to reduce the amount of upkeep that your home needs. The services we offer at Southfield are perfect for those who can still get around on their own and are ready to downsize to a senior living community.
If you would like to learn more about our services, please call 855.947.3838 to speak with our staff about moving into our community.
What is the Difference Between Independent vs. Assisted Living?
Independent and assisted living facilities will offer a more relaxed living environment than most people think. In both cases, residents will have an apartment or condo within a community of seniors with activities and services to assist their individual needs. It is the level of care provided that is the biggest difference.
Amenities and Services
An independent living facility will have plenty of amenities to choose from, such as:
- Nutritional meals provided
- Daily activities
- Laundry services
- 24-hour maintenance
The support staff is not on-site 24/7, and if emergencies happen after hours, 911 is called for assistance. At an assisted living facility, more medical care and support is available, including:
- Medication assistance
- Help with bathing and grooming
- Meal plans based on medical needs
- Care for resident’s with cancer, Parkinsons, or dementia
Medical and Staff Support
Senior living offers a community of peers to help keep residents active while taking care of themselves. Medical assistance is on an as-needed basis. Assisted living will have support and medical staff on-site 24/7 and will help with medications, and any other daily living needs residents can no longer do on their own.
Independent senior living facilities will cost less than assisted living facilities due to the reduced amount of care. Check with your insurance provider to see what they cover in terms of independent vs. assisted living care facilities.
Taking care of aging parents can be stressful on children and part-time caregivers, as the level of care they need keeps increasing. Moving into an independent care facility gives older adults that feeling of independence rather than relying on family for their care and basic needs.
While the thought of aging and transitioning to senior living may be scary, there are many benefits to this that people do not think of:
- Zero home maintenance
- Nutritional meals provided
- A community of peers with planned activities
These reasons alone are enough to start considering a change to help ease the anxiety of the process. Joining a senior living community can help seniors living alone engage in social activities and meet new friends.
Finding the Right Senior Living in Indiana at Southfield
At Southfield, our senior living community is the perfect transition from living alone to moving into a community of peers with minimal support from staff. You won’t even know they are there half the time. You can choose from three different floorplans, each with a kitchen and bath. And there are plenty of services and amenities that will help you relax and enjoy your retirement, including:
- Dining services
- Daily activities and events
- Health and wellness programs
- Transportation services
- Housekeeping services
If you are looking to downsize from your home into a senior living facility in Indiana but don’t require the medical and support staff from an assisted living facility, Southfield is the right choice for the next chapter in your life. Call 855.947.3838 today to learn more about senior living and the benefits of living in a community of your peers.