Leisurely retirement is the ideal for many seniors. Visions of lingering over a cup of coffee versus rushing to the office are common. Sometimes retirees want to travel and see all the exotic places they did not visit during their busy working lives. Many consider a retirement community as part of their long-term plans. Your living options are practically endless. If you are planning on moving into a retirement community, it is important to understand the different levels of care you can expect. This knowledge will help you make the best decision.
Understanding the Levels of Care in a Continuing Care Retirement Community
- Independent Living: If you are still very active and want to live your life your way but would like easy access to amenities like a fitness center, swimming pool, and a more active lifestyle, then independent living may be for you. These communities help you live independently while providing other essential services such as meals, utilities, landscaping, transportation, or light housekeeping.
- Personal Care: As the name implies, a personal care community is one that offers assistance with activities of daily life. If you need help to take your medications on time, or need a little extra support when you bathe or dress, you may want to consider personal care quarters. Additional primary services include 24-hour supervision and security, basic housekeeping, laundry services, social programs, health and exercise programs, and access to medical services.
- Skilled Nursing: This might be the most common level of care associated with senior living. Skilled nursing care is best if you require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. You can also expect to have three meals a day prepared for you, social programs and activities, and health management and support. You may have a private or semi-private room. Your housekeeping and laundry are taken care of in these facilities.
No matter what level of care you need, at Wesley Enhanced Living, we offer comfortable and convenient services at affordable rates. We have a variety of ways to keep you engaged and active with our recreational and fitness programs, or our social/cultural events. We even have discussion groups, worship services, and volunteer opportunities. You will not be bored in your retirement years. Come and tour one of our Continuing Care Retirement Communities in and around the Philadelphia area to see why our residents love it here. One of our Sales Managers will be glad to show you around, educate you on our services, and discuss your requirements.
Wesley Enhanced Living provides high-quality accommodations for you or your loved ones. Please click here to request more information today.